Your favorite calming beverage can also do wonders to calm your skin. Tea—from black to green and every shade in between—contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a soothing skin-care cocktail. These six tea-infused products will completely change your skin-care regimen.
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Dr. Mostafa Omar, founder and formulator of Phyto-C says all teas are useful, but that doesn’t mean they’re created equal. “Green tea production is unique, as the leaves are not fermented,” he says. “Whereas black tea involves withering and fermentation, which allows the leaves to oxidize.”
“Red tea is purported to have skin-calming and skin-restorative benefits,” says Jan Marini, founder of Jan Marini Skin Research.
“The benefits of white tea extract are tremendous,” says Scalisi Skincare founder Jill Scalisi. “White tea is either unprocessed or steamed, and the result is a higher concentration of antioxidants that help preserve collagen and elastin, and reduce oxidative stress which is thought to promote skin cancer. It also helps reduce dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.”