Five little known benefits of black tea for your skin

xylitum-black-tea-ferment-enlargedBlack tea is one  of the most popular beverages world wide. It comes from the a small shrub scientifically known as Camellia sinensis.  Black, white, and green tea all come from the same plant, but black tea leaves are aged longer than white and green tea leaves, which gives it  a stronger flavor and rich color.

I could ramble on the taste of tea long enough to write a novel,  but what’s more interesting is what this tasty leaf can do for your skin.  When black tea ferments, it’s normally referred to as kombucha.  Kombucha is known to  have many benefits for the skin when applied topically.

1. Kombucha is packed with ingredients that promote healthy skin!

Kombucha  is made of many acids and vitamins that are vital in in order for the skin to stay youthful,  like: gluconic acid, glycuronic acid, lactic acid,  vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 and C, and folic acid.

2. Kombucha helps reduce acne breakouts.

During the fermentation process, Lactic and gluconic acids are produced.  These acids help rid the skin of dirt, oil, and dead skin that is trapped deep inside the pores.

3. It is packed with B vitamins.

The B vitamins are essential for  healthy skin.  They help the skin retain a more youthful appearance by boosting the energy of skin cells.  Click here to learn more about the B vitamins!

4. Kombucha helps reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Some of us are born with freckles, but sometimes, little dark spots form over time.  The Citric acid in kombucha helps slow the production of melanocytes, and helps fade existing dark marks.

5. Kombucha helps restore the natural ph balance in the skin.

Sometimes our diets and environmental pollution can increase the ph in skin, which might result in breakouts.  The acids in kombucha help cleanse the skin and restore its natural ph levels.

Even though Kombucha is a super food for our skin, not all products with kombucha are created equal. Skin PhD Renaissance Toner is made with the best Kombucha.  Click here to learn more.