Red Tea Raves
Many people are familiar with the health benefits of tea, due to its antioxidant properties. When most think of the benefits of tea, they think of green tea. Red tea, however, is not as widely heard of or used. Red tea is also known as Rooibos, and comes from the continent of Africa. It has many benefits, both topically and when consumed. These include immune system health and relief from ailments such as stomach cramps, headaches, insomnia, eczema and high blood pressure. It is known to also have cardiovascular benefits.
Scientifically speaking, rooibos is not actually a tea. True teas come from the Camellia Sinensis plant. However, red tea comes from a legume shrub that grows in South Africa.
Benefits to the Skin
Because of its high flavonoid content, rooibos is a powerful anti-aging ingredient for skin care formulas. Since much of skin aging is caused by environmental stressors, red tea’s abilities help to protect skin and maintain a more youthful look. Rooibos is also known to be helpful for sensitive skin. Red tea contains antioxidants, including the enzyme SuperOxide called dismutase. This antioxidant is an excellent anti-aging substance that helps in reducing wrinkles and boosts the production of healthy skin cells. Rooibos also possesses anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic properties. They help in fighting bacterial infections on the skin and prevent them from reoccurring. It also helps in relieving allergies. This red tea also contains vitamin D and zinc, an element known for acne treatment. This makes red tea a smart ingredient for skin care.
Barely Blush takes advantage of this super ingredient, delivering helpful antioxidants to the skin, fighting free radicals and soothing and nourishing the skin with anti-inflammatory properties that helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Just a few drops a day, and our Red Tea Serum will help your skin reach it’s beautiful best.