Did you know that not all tea is created equal? While all Black, Green, and White teas derive from the Camellia Sinensis plant, in addition to different colors and flavors, each tea also features different benefits. Any tea is a great source of antioxidants, but White Tea in particular offers amazing anti-aging benefits.
Let's step back a moment and find out why antioxidants matter. Youthful skin has optimal levels of collagen and elastin, resulting in a smooth and firm complexion. As skin ages, a natural breakdown of collagen and elastin takes place, called collagenase and elastase, respectively. Environmental aggressors accelerate this degradation and cause premature aging, which is why free radical-fighting antioxidants are so important.
In a recent study by Kingston University, White Tea was found to inhibit elastase by 87% and collagenase by 89%. White Tea was also shown to interrupt 88% of free radical activity, and its high levels of antioxidants make it essential in defending skin cells against UV rays.
Harness these preventative benefits with a White Tea-infused skincare regimen, and of course, a cup or two at teatime doesn't hurt, either.