The virtues of black, green and red tea: from the cup to your body. Tea is your ally for leading a healthy life.
If you’re the health-conscious type, you probably know that tea is one of the best foods for your body.
When you’re stressed and burned out, your organism can take a hit, appearing lackluster or dull.
Iced or hot, green, black, or red, tea can help revive and energize you.
Green tea: antioxidant superpowers
Packing a giant antioxidant punch, green tea is a must when it comes to Asian beauty routines, where this tea is consumed on a daily basis. Free radicals are substances that can damage delicate tissues, leading to premature aging. Antioxidants in green tea help stop them in their tracks-- which helps to promote a healthy body from the inside out and fights against the aging of the organism as a whole.
Red tea: for an extra health kick
This variety, also known as Rooibos or red-bush tea, is antioxidant-rich and caffeine-free, which makes it ideal for drinking in the evening. It’s perfect for aiding digestion. This isn’t surprising as in South Africa, where this tea is from; parents give this to children to relieve colic. It also naturally contains zinc and alpha-hydroxy acid, two ingredients which reinforce the immune system.
Black tea: protect and destress
It gets less press than its green cousin, even though it’s the most consume tea in the world. But black tea, which is derived from fermented green tea and thus strengthens its beneficial qualities, also holds powerful antioxidant properties. Studies carried out in Great Britain4 have shown that consuming 3 cups of black tea per day reduces the risk of heart attacks by 11%. This isn’t surprising when we know that another of its advantages is reducing the levels of stress hormones in the body.
4. Oxford Journal
From cup to cream: the brightening power of Kombucha
Another way to treat your skin to all the benefits of tea? Make Vichy’s Idéalia a part of your daily routine. The Smoothing and Illuminating Day Cream is enriched with Kombucha, an active ingredient derived from bi-fermented black tea. It’s been clinically proven to smooth, clarify, and brighten your skin, giving you the radiant glow you’re seeking. And if shiny, oily to combination skin is a concern, the formula in the new Gel-cream is designed just for you. Its texture is creamy, yet light and fresh as sorbet, giving you a matte finish. All glow, no shine.