Most people enjoy their black tea in a mug with a bit of cream and maybe some sugar, but many others have found benefits in applying it directly to their skin as well.

The use of black tea in skin care dates back to the Ming Dynasty in China, which began over 600 years ago. It has yet to fail us since.

Black tea contains tannins which are antioxidants that have the ability to protect skin from the sun, bacteria, and other damage. It can be used to absorb excess oils from the skin as well as tighten and firm it.

The caffeine in black tea can give you energy to take on the day when ingested and give your skin a healthy glow when applied.

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