Rooibos tea hails from south Africa and has been used for generations by the Khoi and San people of South Africa to maintain healthy, glowing skin.
Rooibos is a legume and grows in South Africa‘s fynbos.The tea is rich in antioxidants which can help many skin conditions such as eczema, acne, signs of aging and skin allergies. It can be drunk in tea form or applied to the skin in a cream form. One of the most recognised beauty brands in south Africa, Inheritance Skin Care, uses Rooibos as the main ingredient in their skin care range.
Rooibos contains an anti-ageing enzyme called superoxide dismutase which works to maintain healthy production of skin-producing cells. This tea also contains high levels of zinc and vitamin D 2 which are considered to be important vitamins and minerals in the quest for healthy skin.
If you have acne, try applying Rooibos topically, in cream form or by cooling the tea bags and applying them to your face regularly, It is well documented that this can help to decrease the number of breakouts and the severity too.
Eczema sufferers should do the same, apply cool wet teabags to the areas that are worst hit, and the itchiest and you should feel instant relief. A bit of a challenge if your suffer from eczema head to toe, but perhaps using the cream, or even a cool bath with some Rooibos extract might be worth a try. the cool wet tea bags to their problem areas for instant relief. Expect this miracle tea to start popping up in more and more
As with all natural treatments, test on a small patch first and always request advice from a medical practitioner, especially if you take other medicines as some natural treatments can negatively affect certain medication.
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