If anyone should have skin that looks old before its time, it’s South African women.
South Africa is a land of extremes. For months in the summer, the sun is relentless. It almost hurts to stand outside.
Summer temperatures can hover near 100 degrees, broiling skin like burgers on a grill.
In the winter, the temperature drops like a stone, and the freezing air can rob skin of its moisture, leaving it rough and scaly.
South Africa is pretty dry, too. It’s a small country, but has TWO deserts. Those conditions can suck the moisture right out of your skin.
And you know what’s worse? South Africans smoke like crazy. How much do they smoke?
South Africans smoke more than three times as much as their neighbors in other African countries.
In fact, they smoke more than almost any other country.
Cigarette smoking speeds up the progression of skin aging, and makes wrinkles and lines appear and even deepen.
That’s why so many smokers look older than they really are.
So, how do the South African people living in these extreme conditions manage to stay looking youthful?
As far as your skin is concerned, this may be my greatest find ever.
It’s a bush that grows only in a tiny area of South Africa’s Cederburg Mountains. It doesn’t look like much, but it offers tremendous health benefits.
European settlers called the plant “rooibos” (ROY-boss), or red bush. Today, it’s called “red tea.”
For centuries, the local Khoi-Khoi people have brewed a healthful tea from rooibos. They drink it for digestive complaints, seasonal allergies, nervousness and poor sleep. They also use it to soothe skin problems. And it’s tremendously effective.
Why Look Your Age if You Don’t Have to?
To begin with, red tea is an antioxidant powerhouse. And that’s important, because your skin is under constant attack.
Too much sun, air pollution, and your diet can all unleash destructive molecules called free radicals, that attack your skin cells.
These attacks are a major cause of saggy, wrinkled, old-looking skin.
Antioxidants are your body’s first line of defense. They help keep your skin looking softer, smoother and more youthful. And red tea is rich in the rare antioxidant aspalathin.
Animal studies show aspalathin promotes a healthy immune system and supports production of SOD – one of your body’s most powerful antioxidants. Aspalathin also promotes higher levels of an important antioxidant enzyme called catalase.
All this antioxidant power translates to people, too. When Japanese scientists applied red tea to human skin, the results were dramatic. The plant soothed the subjects’ irritated skin. Even better, people who applied red tea to their skin showed less sensitivity to the sun.
But here’s the best news…
Red tea also helps your skin look smoother and more youthful.
In human studies, red tea dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
In one study, it was more than twice as effective as other herbal formulas.
Combining the power of rooibos tea with the power of LifeCell Anti-Ageing All-In-One Cream is the perfect one-two punch, promoting both skin health and beauty.
These anti-ageing solutions when used together, provide the best way to get a better complexion.