Rooibos, meaning redbush has been used for centuries in Southern Africa. The leaves of this bush are used to make an herbal tea. It has gained popularity all over the world for it is amazing taste and health benefits.
But what we will focus on in this post is its topical skin benefits. The beauty of natural skincare is the fact that many of the things that we can eat we can also use to beautify our complexion. I don’t know about you but that gives me a good feeling.
Rooibos tea loaded with antioxidants, alpha hydroxy acids, and zinc!
Antioxidants or polyphenols are known for neutralizing free radicals and keep them from getting out of control and harming your body tissue. Free radicals are not usually harmful, but they do become a problem when there are too many, which happens for various reasons. It could be because of over exposure to the sun, the type of food you are ingesting or pollution. But the great thing is that we can keep them at bay with ingredients like rooibos tea.
I couldn’t have guess that this herb has alpha hydroxy acids. Alpha hydroxy acids are great for increasing cell turn over through the loosing of dead skin cells, called corneocytes. This should tell you that its great from brighter and fresher looking skin. AHA’s also contribute to smoother and improved skin tone!
It also contains the wonderful mineral zinc. Zinc is known for healing and protecting the skin from UV rays. This does not mean that rooibos tea can be used as a sunscreen but simply that its able to protect from small amount of damage. Zinc also contributes to minimizing inflammation and preventing blemishes.
Overall rooibos tea is a great antioxidant blemish fighting anti-inflammatory force. And not only can you reap its benefits when using our Mongongo Face oil serum but also drinking the beverage itself. After all beauty does start from the inside out.