Made from the tender buds and leaves of the tea plant just before the buds open, white tea comes loaded with lots and lots of health benefits that other regular teas don’t offer.
White teas have been around for a while, and have been tried and tested to prove its superior qualities. Among its many unique benefits is its high antioxidants content that keeps the skin protected from free radicals that could cause damage to the skin.
Interaction between Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Free radicals are poisonous by-products of oxygen breakdown linked to certain health disorders including inflammation, ageing, cataract, and cancer. To stay in sound health condition, there must be a balance between these free radicals and antioxidants. This balance strikes out each other and clears out the free radicals. The good news is that white tea is indeed up to the task of combating free radicals with its super antioxidant properties. But why are the antioxidants found in white tea so high?
"White Tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that is more capable of providing protection against the sun’s UV rays and any other harsh light."
Antioxidants in White Tea
Polyphenols are chemical compounds with high antioxidant properties. That’s not all, they are photoprotective too, which means they are also capable of providing protection against the sun’s UV rays and any other harsh light. They can be synthesized in the lab but are found abundantly in natural plant foods, especially in their leaves. White tea has an abundant amount of polyphenols in it. This is the reason for the high amount of antioxidants found in white tea. And the increased presence of the antioxidants is the reason behind the tea's ability to combat signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and tight skin.
White tea Polyphenols also presents themselves as catechins in the body. As a matter of fact, white tea has more catechins than any other member of the tea family, hence contributing to the tea’s high antioxidants content. Catechins break down bad cholesterol and suppress the chances of a blocked artery. In effect, white tea also reduces the chances of suffering from a stroke or any other vascular disorder.
the increased presence of the antioxidants is the reason behind the tea's ability to combat signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and tight skin
White Tea for Skin
Of course, white teas are a blessing to the skin. White tea offers extra protection from hydrogen peroxides, keeps the fungi and bacteria away with its antiseptic properties, and fight against cancer. And as though that’s not enough, white tea also aids collagen and elastin, (the protein that rebuilds cells of the skin), to keep your skin youthful grace even at old age.
Lozano Skincare's SkinTea Active Renewal Masque is suitable for all skin types - including mature and acne prone skin. With antioxidant rich White Tea alongside moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid, exfoliator Lactic Acid and Collagen stimulant; Glycolic Acid, together they will help remove dead skin and pollution from your skin, unclog pores, reduce those visible signs of wrinkles and make your whole face look brighter.