Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Tea isn’t just for drinking anymore! Over the years both green tea and black tea have made their way to the skincare forum and white tea is not far behind.
White tea is the least processed of the three, and for this reason the nutrients found in it are stronger and more concentrated. Less processing also often means it’s less costly to process and faster to produce.
While black tea leaves are fermented, green tee leaves are dried and often ground into a powder. White tea leaves are left or are steamed immediately, reducing the processing time and getting it from plant to cup faster without causing any damage to its nutrients.
Antioxidants in white tea extract
One of the main benefits of white tea is the large ratio of antioxidants found within it. These antioxidants fight against free radicals that cause damage to the skin and decrease the signs of damage from the UV rays of the sun.
While protecting the skin white tea also helps reverse damage that has already been caused by increasing the antioxidants within the skin and boosting the growth of healthy skin cells.
To further reduce wrinkles and discolored spots that come with aging, white tea extract protects the stores of collagen and elastin that are in the skin. In this way it keeps skin elastic and able to maintain its shape even from the effects of age, sun, and the environment.
Aging skin and white tea extract
The dual purpose of the extract to repair and to protect skin means it is suitable for all ages as well. In younger skin it assumes a protective role and slows skin damage from occurring while repairing and encouraging new skin cell growth.
In older skin it helps reduce the signs of aging and reverses some of the wrinkles and spots that have already formed. Not only does it have dual purpose but there is also two ways to add it to the skin.
Drinking white tea
You can consume white tea and works its way through the body into the skin from within. You can also add it to skin care or even use it directly as needed to soak into the skin from the outside.
Drinking tea can help keep your skin healthy. Applying it directly to the face or other areas can help the skin from the outside. High in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals needed to protect skin from new damage and encourage skin to help heal old damage, it works to keep skin clean, clear, and youthful looking.
As the leaves are less processed they remain a higher source of nutrients than other forms and white tea extract is suitable for skin of all ages and types.
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Kassandra Foreman has been writing freelance for five years now and enjoys learning about new things to write about. When not writing she teaches yoga and meditation with a focus on health and fitness.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.