At Good For You Girls we research and create antioxidant rich, healthy skin care products for a rising generation of young women who will lead with confidence and glow with accomplishments. No matter what your age it’s always a great idea to feed your skin and certain teas have amazing skin benefits? Teas are rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are super power micronutrients packed with antioxidants! They help to protect the body’s tissue against oxidative stress. Polyphenols are ‘reducing agents’, which, when combined with other nutritive reducing agents such as vitamin C and E can help keep skin hydrated, reverse the effects of UV damage and reduce inflammation. WOW! So drinking tea can have a luminous affect on your complexion!! Skin care that is infused with tea extracts is beneficial too which is why our facial care is infused with Green Tea, White Tea and Black Tea extracts.
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Here are some benefits of our favorite teas to drink
Green Tea: Too much sun, as we all know can damage the skin and cause early signs of aging. Studies have shown that drinking green tea may help reduce the risk of skin cancer. Some claim that Green Tea is the healthiest drink on the planet. Green tea is about 30% polyphenols by weight including large amounts of catechins. Catechins are a natural, antioxidants with a variety of antimicrobial properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties. They help to prevent cell damage as well as potentially reverse cell damage!
Rooibos Tea: Otherwise known as Red Tea is a smooth tasting tea with a natural sweetness to it and somehow a mildly nutty flavor to it. It is caffeine free so if you and your daughter feel like trying something that hails from South Africa and has a slightly exotic taste and feel, brew it up! Rooibos contains aspalathin and quercitin notable antioxidants that help to stop free radicals from damaging the cells in our bodies. Applied topically Rooibos tea may improve the appearance of the skin by reducing (and hopefully preventing) wrinkles!
Chamomile Tea: Chamomile Tea is a delicate and light tasting tea as well as caffeine free, so perfect to share at tea time with your pre-teen and teen daughter. Sipping Chamomile tea can help treat cold symptoms, ease stomach upset, it can promote relaxation and sleep and may help alleviate menstrual cramps and pain. Chamomile is the most widely used tea or herb as a topical skin treatment. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants and protects the skin against damage. It accelerates cell and tissue regeneration. Chamomile tea helps to fade spots, eliminate acne scars and it fights breakouts through its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which is why almost every Good For You Girls Product is filled with healthy extracts of Chamomile.
Here is a fun homemade mask to try that’s good for skin at any age.
- 1 Chamomile Tea Bag
- 1 Tablespoon Oatmeal (grind to a powder)
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2-3 Drops Almond Oil
Empty the contents of the chamomile tea bag into a bowl. Add the honey, oatmeal and almond oil to the bowl and mix well. Using your first two fingers apply the mask evenly all over your face using circular motions. Be sure to AVOID the sensitive areas around your eyes. Once the mask is applied let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Rinse your face with slightly warm (not hot) water. Pat dry and bask in your own healthy glow!