Did you know that drinking tea can improve your skin health? Well maybe not any old tea, but certain types of tea can enhance your skin health from the inside, while you care for your skin on the outside. Try one of these beauties;
1. Rubifresh CLEANSE Signature Tea - packed full of the highest grade peppermint leaves. Peppermint has been shown to improve digestion, reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. It is anti-bacterial (therefore helps prevent sickness), and has been used as far back as 10,000yrs ago as a dietary supplement. It is a natural sedative and anti-spasmodic (reducing digestive stress), and helps move gas through the system. This in turn prevents bloating and discomfort, and stimulates bile flow to improve digestion….and ultimately, skin health.
2. Rubifresh GLOW Signature Tea – delicious creation from ginger, lemongrass, hibiscus and calendula. It is full of high antioxidant ingredients, which work at reversing, reducing and preventing common signs of ageing.
GINGER – contains more than 25 different antioxidants, making it more effective at fighting the various free radicals throughout the body. The health benefits come from gingerol an anti-inflammatory compound
LEMONGRASS – contains several compounds that function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, including citral and luteolin. Luteolin slows growth and speeds the death of cancer cells (Eur Jrnl of Pharma Sciences 2012), has very strong anti-inflammatory action, and in tea helps remove toxins and absorb nutrients – ultimately reflected in skin health. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, increase circulation, and improve the balance of microflora, lowering stress hormones, and increasing serotonin. Ginger is NOT to be consumed when pregnant or on some medications.
HIBISCUS - rich in antioxidants (eg Vit C) which help to reduce bad cholesterol and improve the immune system. Hibiscus reduces blood pressure (American Heart Assoc report 2008) by up to 10pts (Tufts Uni, Boston). It has an anti-inflammatory action, and contains “hibiscus protocatechuic acid” (anti-tumour and antioxidant). It is also a diuretic (flushes out toxins), and contains acids (malic, citric, tartaric) which aid skin cell turnover and brightness. Hibiscus is NOT to be consumed when pregnant.
CALENDULA – a very well-researched compound, found to reduce cancer cells and prevent new ones forming (Jrnl Nutrition 1998), plus has an anti-inflammatory action due to the presence of natural steroids (Brazilian Medical Jrnl 2011). It contains numerous antioxidant carotenoids including lutein and zeaxanthin which are the only 2 antioxidants found in the retina of the eye where they protect from macular degeneration and cataracts.
Who knew all this could be in one cup of tea? Not only are they packed with powerful skin & health benefits, they are totally delicious too! Why not try one of our refreshing Signature Teas today.