Many of us have been hardwired to believe that only the most expensive skincare products can help one achieve bright, beautiful skin. Here to bust these myths however, is kombucha, a fermented tea drink that’s been around for centuries. Referred to as the “elixir of life”, kombucha tea has long been a staple of Chinese medicine as a way to strengthen and replenish the heart, brain and gut. But how does regular intake of kombucha work wonders for your skin? This article explores everything you need to know about the skin benefits kombucha tea brings. Read on to find out more!
Prevents acne breakouts
Kombucha made with green tea contains plant compounds that can prevent acne. These plant compounds consist of phenols and polyphenols that possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties.
The antioxidant properties of kombucha tea prevent damage to the sebaceous glands situated beneath the skin. These glands are responsible for producing an oily substance called sebum which helps maintain hydration levels of your skin and prevents excessive dryness. However, blockage in the ducts of these glands can result in the formation of acne breakouts. This is where the antioxidant properties of kombucha can fight against free-radical damage to these glands and reduce the frequency of acne breakouts, restoring the natural integrity of your skin.
When inflammation comes to mind, what one may consider are its obvious symptoms, including joint pain, weight gain, or more difficulty getting around. However, inflammation can also cause a variety of skin concerns such as flushed skin colours, and skin conditions, including eczema or rosacea.
Kombucha might not be a cure-all for those conditions, but regular drinkers find that consuming kombucha can help reduce inflammation levels, which may decrease the likelihood of suffering from these painful skin conditions.
As the gut microbiome rebalances due to regular consumption of the probiotic-rich and fermented tea, many start to notice an improvement in overall health, including their skin health. In fact, the improvements to one’s skin are often some of the most noticeable. Probiotics found in kombucha may also help decrease symptoms of eczema, serving as a delicious way to provide your body and skin a good dose of healthy bacteria!
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Increases hydration levels in skin
Staying well-hydrated offers a number of benefits to both your body and skin. Consumed in liquid form, kombucha tea hydrates the body and skin which leaves it feeling naturally plump. Its hydrating properties contribute in reducing fine lines and other signs of ageing, improving the skin’s elasticity drastically.
The gut-skin relationship is no secret – an imbalance of good and bad bacteria within the gut can affect your skin on the outside. When your gut is healthy, you enjoy improved health throughout your body, suffer from less inflammation, lower levels of obesity, and even healthier skin.
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