Those suffering from acne will be pleased to know that Rooibos tea, grown exclusively in South Africa, may help to alleviate acne.
An article taken from The Rooibos Council said the following:
Acne sufferers around the world will agree that no single regimen works for everyone. With hundreds of natural and prescribed medications available, it is hard to choose a remedy that actually works. South Africans will be pleased to know that their much-loved Rooibos, grown exclusively in South Africa may help to alleviate acne.
Here is how to use Rooibos tea to fight acne:
– Drink six cups of Rooibos tea a day. Rooibos tea works particularly well at fighting acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It takes about a week to begin to see results, as reported by acne sufferers.
– Brew for more than ten minutes to get the optimal antioxidant benefits from Rooibos tea. Japanese research reports that Rooibos tea had greater antioxidant activity when it was brewed for more than 10 minutes as compared to when it was brewed for just five minutes.
– Brew a cup of Rooibos tea, let it cool to room temperature, and use it to rinse your face after cleansing, or as a toner before using a moisturizer.
Rooibos-based skincare products are able to cleanse the skin without disrupting the natural pH balance, and don’t cause dehydration. Additionally, Rooibos extract aids in thoroughly cleansing the pores, ridding the skin of impurities and prevent the pores from being blocked. Its anti-bacterial properties also allow for the acceleration of the healing process.
So if you or your child is struggling with acne, give this caffeine free drink a try. It not only tastes great, but boasts a wide range of other health benefits too.