What is White Tea?
White Tea is the least processed type of tea available on the market, with the highest catechin content. It is made of young tea leaves and buds that are steamed right after harvesting in order to preserve the catechins and keep them at a high concentration level. It is a main ingredient in Kou Tea, adding to this special blend with its high antioxidant content. Packed with antioxidants and catechins, this brew is perfect for skin treatments and as you will see below, there are many White Tea skin benefits.
How To Take Advantage of White Tea Skin Benefits
Packed full of antioxidants and catechins that have great effects for the skin, White Tea can be used similarly to Green Tea. Although both White and Green teas act in a similar fashion, the latter has a higher concentration of both antioxidants and catechins, making it more potent. This means that you can get a better effect from the treatment by using the same dosage of product.
As mentioned before, White Tea skin benefits are similar to those of Green Tea, so both can be used in the same way as skin agents. You can include this great tea in a great number of topical formulas such a creams, lotions, toners, serums, and cleansers. It can also be consumed as usual, by drinking it, to get some benefits for your skin. Alternatively, it can also be included in food supplements.
Products and Methods Based on White Tea
Face Mask Against Acne
White tea can flush out toxins embedded in the skin, can help with blemishes and smooth skin complexion. Due to its anti-bacterial agents, this tea is perfect for keeping the acne-causing bacteria at bay.
Preparation: Mix together 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of white tea in powdered form. After mixing thoroughly, apply the cream to the face and wait 30 minutes for it to take effect, then rinse.
Face Mask Against Aging
The compounds in white tea can reactivate dying skin cells caused by exposure to sunlight and pollution. Together with the antioxidants found in white tea, these EGCG compounds can fight the premature aging and can heal damaged skin, also maintaining collagen and elastin levels for skin strength and elasticity.
Preparation: Mix 1 tablespoon of powdered white tea leaves with 3 tablespoons of full fat yogurt, apply and keep on face for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
White Tea Facial Scrub
The abrasive texture of white tea (when dried) is great for exfoliating skin in order to get rid of dead skin cells and pollutants.
Preparation: Mix honey with 1 tablespoon of ground white tea in order to make a paste. Apply the paste to the face and leave to dry for about 15 minutes. After this period, rub away the created mask with warm water,in circular motions, with your fingertips.
Through the use of steam, the antioxidants and catechins found in white tea are put to use through detoxifying, refreshing, hydrating and cleansing the skin.
Preparation: In a bowl place 2 tablespoons of peppermint, 1/4 cup dried lemon balm and 1/8 white tea and mix. Pour boiling water into to bowl, mixing for a few seconds, then place a towel over it. Hold your face over the bowl, covering it, and your head, with a big towel so no steam can escape. Breathe deeply for 10 minute and keep your eyes closed at all times.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, white tea is ideal for sensitive skin. Used to reduce itching, blemishes and calming the skin, cooled white tea is ideal for people with skin conditions such as rosacea, dandruff and psoriasis.
Preparation: Take 5 teaspoons of white tea and 1 teaspoon of fresh mint leaves and mix together in boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and allow it to cool, then pour the water into a clean glass container. You can either pour the water into a spray bottle or use cotton pads to soak it up in order to apply directly on the skin.
Used as a bath soak, white tea has the ability to clear the mind and relax the body and paves the way to a perfect night’s sleep.
Preparation: Place white tea leaves in a coffee filter or handkerchief and tie the open end with a string. Drop it directly into the bath water and enjoy relaxing.
Applied directly to the burnt area, white tea can help soothe it.
Preparation: Place a pot of white tea in the refrigerator to cool down. Using a soft cloth, gently apply the tea to the burnt areas, avoiding rubbing.