Skin Benefits Of Black Tea:
In addition to its various health benefits, black tea is also considered good for your skin. Black tea is rich in vitamins B2, C and E; minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc and some
essential polyphenols and tannin. Thus, its nutritional value makes it beneficial for skin in many ways.
13. Due to its high caffeine content, drinking black tea can kill oral viruses and thus, help in preventing skin infections and keeping your skin blemish free.
14. Placing moist tea bags under your eyes helps in reducing puffiness.
15. Black tea also helps in reducing mimic wrinkles and preventing pre-mature ageing and pimples. Thus, those suffering from these skin problems can try having one or two cups of black tea daily for
16. The antioxidants present in black tea provide protection against skin cancer.
17. The extract of black tea acts as a sun blocking agent when applied on skin.
18. Polyphenols and tannins present in black tea accelerate the process of skin regeneration.
19. Black tea contributes to glowing and blemish-free skin. Tannins protect your skin from the harmful impact of environment, improve blood circulation and fight bacteria in your body, thus providing
protection against skin diseases.
Hair Benefits Of Black Tea:
Due to abundance of antioxidants and caffeine, black tea is considered extremely beneficial for hair. Black tea can be incorporated into your hair care regimen for stronger and damage free hair. The
various benefits of black tea for hair are given below.
20. Caffeine present in black tea helps in decreasing DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), a hormone found in the scalp which causes hair loss. Thus, black tea helps in increasing hair thickness and lowering
21. Another benefit of caffeine is that it stimulates hair growth when used once in a month. (Excess usage of caffeine should be avoided as it may stunt growth).
22. Using black tea rinses as part of your hair care regimen adds shine, luster and natural darkness to your hair because of its dark hue. For this purpose, add 3 bags of tea to 6 cups of boiling
water. After keeping this mix for an hour at room temperature, pour it on your head and wrap your hair in a towel. Wash your hair normally after an hour or two.
23. Black tea acts as a natural dyeing agent and is suitable for women who have dark black or brown hair and want to get rid of grey hair or fading hair dyes. It darkens your hair besides adding
shine and bringing out natural highlights.
Nutritional Value Of Black Tea:
Just like other teas, black tea contains caffeine, amino acids, carbohydrates, proteins, potassium, minerals, manganese, fluoride and polyphenols. In addition to these, it also contains catechins,
tannin, guanine, purine, gallic esters and xanthine. The antioxidants polyphenols are associated with a number of health benefits. The nutritional profile of black tea comprises of the following.
- Low Sodium and Calories: Black tea has a low sodium and calorie content
provided that you do not add any sweeteners. Thus, it is advantageous for people who want to lose weight or just maintain optimum weight. It can be a great substitute to unhealthy soft drinks or
colas which have a high content of sodium and fat.
- Antioxidants: Black tea contains complex flavonoid, polyphenols that play an
important role in antioxidant consumption and disease prevention. A cup of black tea contains an average of 200 mg of flavonoids. The flavonoid polyphenols, thearubigins and theaflavins act as
powerful antioxidants. Research has observed that drinking three cups of black tea per day for two weeks results in increased concentration of flavonoids in the blood by 25%.
Hence, black tea is extremely beneficial for your health, hair and skin. However, it should be consumed in moderation as large doses can cause side effects like digestive problems, varicose veins,
insomnia, acidity, palpitations and the like.