The beauty products industry is one of the world’s largest money making industry. Everyone knows a bit or two about skin care products, but did you know that Pu-erh tea (Pu’er tea) is actually more effective that these products and can improve and benefit all skin condition over time?
Anti-aging for skin
Pu-erh tea contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG. Researchers have found that EGCG fights DNA damage and help reactivate dying skin cells. Though these benefits can only affect your outermost layer of skin, it still makes a profound difference in the formation of wrinkles and age spots caused by free radical damage.
We already know about Pu’er tea’s anti-inflammatory properties. The natural antioxidants found in Pu-erh can go long ways towards fighting inflammation. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Dermatology found that the anti-inflammatory potential in tea has the potential for fighting off a variety of skin disorders. In addition to consumption, the application of masks made from Pu’er tea is also a great hydrator and can help smoothen the skin’s complexion.
Pu-erh tea also works as a good antibacterial agent against skin problems like acne. Polyphenols in Pu’er tea help fighting against infections by damaging bacterial membranes. It helps kill systemic bacterial inflammation for a smoother, toned skin.
Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by the flaking of skin from the scalp. Pu’er tea’s anti-inflammatory properties prevent the scalp from further irritation and inflammation. Scientists believe, this benefits the scalp by preventing dandruff, as well as blocking psoriasis symptoms. Additionally, antiseptic compounds of Pu’er tea also protect the hair follicles from unwanted blockage caused by dead skin cells and bacteria.
Improve general well-being
Our skin represents our health condition. That’s why proper sleep, less stress, proper digestion etc are important for maintaining a healthy and glowing skin. Drinking Pu-erh tea regularly not only helps in digestion and other bodily functions, but also reduces stress. As a result of a smoothly functioning body and mind, our skin looks healthy and bright.