As winter rolls around, many Australian’s struggle to keep that summer glow. A surprising fix may very well be a warming cup of Chai Tea. [i]This black tea contains a number of antioxidants and natural ingredients that can give your skin a fresh glow.
With the latest beauty trends tapping into the realm of caffeine, products such as exfoliating coffee scrubs and remedial bath tea bags have revolutionised the industry.
So is it really that surprising that Chai Tea have some amazing beauty benefits too?
Chai Tea originated in India, as a spiced black tea, brewed with a mixture of aromatic spices and herbs. It is this combination of natural ingredients that make Chai so unique and beneficial, not only for one’s tastebud but any beauty regime. [ii]Today, Chai is used as a major ingredient in the formulation of several beauty products – making it easy and practical to include into your daily routine.
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We speak with Burt’s Bees Senior Brand Manager Nicola Quinn and she shares her insights on the potent Chai drink and its beauty rich ingredients.
1. Herbs and Spices
Chai tea is most commonly known for its cinnamon flavour, however a number of other herbs and spices including – [iii]ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper are often included. These herbs and spices boost blood circulation aiding skin imperfections, [iv]such as dark circles and puffiness, as well as prevent premature aging skin around the mouth and eyes. The culmination of all these spices contribute to the enhancement of blood flow around the skin. Especially around wintertime, the cold and dry weather can damage our skin—and this unique combination of chai herbs and spices provides relief for dry or flaking skin.
Many of the herbs and spices found in chai tea contribute to its high concentration of antioxidants. [v] Antioxidants are a must for any effective skin care product or health food. [vi] They work actively to fight the daily pressures our skin faces, such as climate, environment and stress, by slowing and even preventing damage to skin cells. As a result, these antioxidants can keep your skin looking more youthful by reducing signs of ageing and assisting in the clearing of blemishes.[vii]
Caffeine has been known to have several health benefits. Aside from simply giving you an extra energy boost throughout the day, caffeine is commonly used in a range of skin and hair products.[viii] Chai is a natural source of caffeine, which supports circulation, calms irritated, and reddened skin caused by sun damage, as well as rosacea.[ix]
Who would have thought your beauty regime could involve a cup of tea? This exotic mix of herbs and spices create an antioxidant rich black tea that may very well be the powerful tool you’ve been searching for on your mission to a glowing complexion.
So whether you are ready to snuggle up to a warm mug of chai tea, or pamper yourself with a chai rich beauty regime – letting your skin glow all winter long has been made easier.
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