The Hell With Coffee, I’m Going With Tea

Teaology from food to face. Tea technology has been getting busy lately. Here are 7 reasons why you should tea up your looks.

Image: sunshinekelly2988

Tea is packed with polyphenols, especially green tea which is a strong anti-oxidant that fights inflammation and oxidative damage associated with aging, smoking, consuming a high-fat diet, obesity and lack of physical exercise.

Image: faizdickievp

Applied topically, tea is proven to soothe irritated and inflamed skin. But then it would be time consuming and the tea leaves would leave a mess.

Image: yhtlife

So infusing tea into your daily hygiene or beauty care products is a great and convenient idea and you don’t have to chug down gallons of tea.

Image: rying

Another great benefit for people who are sensitive to caffeine. An 8oz serving of black tea contains about 30 to 80 milligrams of caffeine. The same amount of coffee has about 90 milligrams of caffeine.

Image: squarepad

In a study conducted by Korean scientists, a catechin called EGCG found in green tea can stimulate hair production by boosting the activity of dermal papillae that seems to be effective in preventing the thinning of hair.

Image: GraceGurlx Grace Choong

For the face, tea is a powerful antibacterial agent for treating acne and un-clogging pores. Polyphenols in tea helps kill systemic bacterial inflammation.

Image: zahirahmacwilson

Puffy eyes can be countered with tea. The caffeine and tannins in tea help shrink blood vessels around the eyes.

Image: belindach33

If you don’t like the taste of tea or not a fan of caffeine, you can now still enjoy the benefits of tea through external applications.