Reducing wrinkles may be as simple as drinking a cup of hot tea. Scientists at Kingston University in London analyzed the health properties of various plant extracts, including white tea. Research showed that white tea may reduce the risk of developing cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, and help prevent wrinkles.
What They Found
Researchers discovered that white tea had anti-aging capabilities and high levels of powerful antioxidants. As it prevents the activities of the enzymes which break down elastin and collagen, white tea may stop wrinkles that accompany aging.
“Elastin supports the body’s natural elasticity which helps lungs, arteries, ligaments and skin to function. It also helps body tissue to repair when you suffer wounds and stops skin from sagging,” said Declan Naughton, a professor at Kingston.
Drinking White Tea
White tea is an unprocessed tea. which consists of buds and young leaves. The name “white tea” refers to the silver fuzz on the buds that turns white when the tea is dried.
For a richer flavor, use loose leaf teas instead of tea bags. When making tea, pour filtered water over the leaves and steep for about three minutes. Store tea leaves in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to make their short shelf life last longer.
Not a fan of a cuppa? Enjoy a White Tea Smoothie with frozen fruit and sip away your wrinkles.
More Anti-Aging Secrets
You can also try a white tea anti-oxidant facial mask by combining green tea powder with white tea as recommended by Shalini Vadhera, author of Passport to Beauty. Check out all of the anti-aging secrets she recommended on her recent appearance on the Dr. Oz show here.
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