Purple tea sounds like a pretty aesthetic. The hue of the colour purple is, in itself attractive. But beyond the beauty of purple tea, it has numerous health benefits. One major health benefit is that it has half the caffeine content of green tea and even more antioxidant activity. This makes the plant a gentler source of a stimulant less likely to give you the jitters while providing more sustained energy throughout the day.
Beyond its health benefits, purple tea is good for the skin. Here are six benefits of purple tea for the skin.
1. It fights sun damage
We all know how damaging the sun can be to our skin. It’s no wonder sunscreen is among the top praised skincare products. The active functional component of purple tea extract helps suppress reactive oxygen, preventing skin ageing and reverse the skin damage caused by UV exposure. It counteracts UV rays that target skin tissues.
Mix purple tea with freshly boiled water in a large bowl. Put a large towel over the bowl and lower your face at least 8 inches away, or at your comfortable distance. Stay on the steam for about five minutes. Let the steam sit on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. It prevents wrinkles
Many of us are out to reduce and/or prevent the wrinkles on our faces. Purple tea can help you with that. It has natural Alpha and Beta-hydroxyl acids which will act as Anti-ageing benefits. Research results state that if one consumes two cups of Purple tea daily, the wrinkles and hardness of the skin can be reduced by 55% in accordance to age.
Simply mix a cup of purple tea brew with lemon juice. Place it in a small spray bottle and store it in the refrigerator. After washing your face in the evening, apply the toner on your face using a cotton ball. Then, proceed with your regular skincare routine
3. Reduces oiliness
Some people are prone to having oily skin. This, in itself, comes with its problems because oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts. This is where purple tea comes in. Purple tea is a natural moisturizer that keeps the skin hydrated and supple, all while reducing oiliness and breakouts.
You can use a purple tea and banana face mask. Brew a strong batch of purple tea, then add lemon juice. Mix and cool. Mash a banana in the purple tea mixture, then use the face mask for 15-20 minutes.
4. Removes toxins
Think about how dirty your skin is. All the dust you gather and the sweat that is on its surface. Some toxins can be absorbed through the skin. Personal care products, like shampoos, make-up, perfumes, and lotions often contain parabens, formaldehyde, and Phenoxyethanol.
Purple tea can help to get rid of these toxins. Use purple tea steam to dilate your skin’s blood vessels and promote skin plumping. The expanded blood vessels deliver the properties of the purple tea directly to the skin tissues.
5. Enhances your skin complexion
Having smooth skin is one thing, but an even skin complexion is definitely a game-changer. Anthocyanins scavenge the free radicals in the skin cells preventing them from damage and reducing the appearance of dark spots and fine lines. Purple tea may just be your ticket to healthy and beautiful-looking skin.
Purple tea face mask powder has the ability to stabilize collagen on the skin, therefore, promoting the skin’s natural elasticity.
6. Reduces dark spots
Dark spots are caused by a lot of things, including hyperpigmentation, which is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin produces too much melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be due to sun exposure, scarring, ageing, and more. Purple tea can help you to reduce the dark spots on your face. It has an additional benefit that other types of tea don’t have: a higher antioxidant content, thanks to its polyphenol-rich purple colour.
You can steep purple tea and dab the chilled brew over affected areas or opt for a specialized cream from Purple Tea.
Also, check out 7 Ways To Use Green Tea That You Probably Didn’t Know About