Tea is an ancient healer. Ever since it was discovered in China, tea has been used as a medicine and as a beauty ritual. In fact, Asian princesses used green tea leaves from the Korean island of Jeju in their skincare rituals to maintain their flawless skin.

They were right. These days, the biggest skincare brands in the world are using the antioxidant polyphenols found in tea to make skin and hair care lines.

Each tea has its specific advantages when it comes to skincare rituals. For example, green tea is excellent for neutralizing the harmful effects of UV rays. Whereas applying a black tea-infused muslin cloth protects against damaging free radicals and secures a fresh, youthful complexion.

Skincare Rituals Based On Tea

Green Tea Mask

Green tea is the unoxidized tea which is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Because of the lack of oxidation, green tea has a much higher share of chlorophyll, polyphenols and antioxidants as compared to other teas.

Applying a green tea mask can protect the skin against damage caused by exposure to UV rays. It also protects against skin cancer and keeps premature ageing at bay.

This mask moisturizes the skin and also helps cure acne.

Black Tea Mask For Skincare

Did you know used black tea bags can firm up your skin!

All you have to do is cool an already-brewed black tea bag down to room temperature. Then, dab it all over the face with cotton/muslin cloth/old T-shirt.  Applying this regularly to your skin will fade away blemishes and visibly firm up your skin!

White Tea Mask For Antiageing Skincare

This type of mask doesn't need any brewing. All you need to do is mix one teaspoon of white tea leaves, honey and granulated sugar or baking soda in a bowl. Apply it all over your face and neck and leave it for 10 minutes. After rinsing it off, you will see a visible change in your skin.

White tea has anti-ageing properties. It prevents the breakage of collagen and elastin, giving you firmer, youthful-looking skin.

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