Rooibos is a delicious, sweet tea that is very popular tea among tea drinkers. The tea is sometimes known as red bush tea. It is a healthy tea, and somewhat better for you than black tea. It contains less tannins than black tea and contains loads of antioxidant power for your body.
Â Did you know that Rooibos, is also a wonder for healing skin too?
Rooibos contains natural alpha hydroxy acid and zinc. These powerful natural chemicals make Rooibos very beneficial for acne prone skin. When used in skin creams, Rooibos also acts as an anti aging agent for the skin. Rooibos also contains calcium, potassium, copper and minerals that also act to help heal skin irritations naturally.
Antioxidants attack free radicals in skin cells, which can help to repair any damage. The extensive research has proven the antioxidant effect of Rooibos. It is also important to use antioxidants on the skin to repair damage from the elements.
Looking for natural relief of acne? Make your own facial cleaner by mixing up an infusion of Rooibos and use to wash your face. Be sure to be gentle, as you do not want to irritate the acne. Rinse gently.
How To Make A Natural Face Wash Using Rooibos Tea
- Make a strong infusion of the tea using 1/4 cup of herb to one full cup of water.
- Pour hot water over the herb in a medium bowl.
- Let it sit for 20 minutes. Be sure to cover the bowl with a plate to keep in all the wonderful essential oils of the herb.
- Strain out the spent herb and toss.
- Let it cool before using on your skin. If it is too hot, you can burn your skin, and it will make acne and other skin irritations worse.
Using a cotton ball, dip cotton ball into cup. Gently wash face with the Rooibos tea infusion. Rinse your face well with clear warm water.
Repeat this every 2 to 3 days. You may need to use it more or less, depending on how you skin reacts. Be sure to stop if irritation occurs.
This Rooibos tea infusion can be used anywhere you have acne. Be sure not to rub the skin to hard. Always clean gently.
Rooibos Face Wash As An Antioxidant
While Rooibos herb is wonderful for acne prone skin, it can also be used as a wonderful antioxidant face wash for non acne prone skin. It’s antioxidant properties makes it a great face wash for all skin types to avoid free radical damage on your skin. The antioxidants will help repair damage to skin cells.
For non acne skin, use as a face wash up to three times a week for healthy, glowing skin.
Be sure to do a test patch for all skin types before use. Each person is unique, and you want to make sure your skin is not sensitive to it. If any redness occurs, stop use immediately.