Kombucha tea has been consumed in the Far East, mainly in China, Korea and Japan more than 2,200 years ago. It then appeared in Russia, Poland, Mongolia and Romania at the beginning of the 20th century. kombucha has been credited with “miracle” virtues which notably made it possible to obtain immortality; This ancestral drink is gradually spreading in all countries of the world due to strong media coverage.
This tangy drink is prepared with fermented black (or green) tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Rich in probiotics, enzymes, vitamins B, C and D, but also in iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and calcium, it helps strengthen the immune system and fight effectively against various ailments, whether mild or severe. It no surprise that this ingredient has also crossed into the cosmetics industry as being a great anti-aging skincare product.
What are the beauty benefits of kombucha?
It is no coincidence that kombucha is also called ‘long-lived mushroom’. Its benefits, it owes them to its composition. It contains in particular AHA (gluconic acids which help to eliminate dead skin, amino acids which hydrate and help to fight against skin aging, lactic acids and folic acids…), but also vitamins (B, C , D …) which boost firmness, minerals (iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc…), and natural antioxidants (probiotics and polyphenols). So many components that make it an ingredient appreciated both for illuminating the complexion, boosting radiance but also for strengthening the elasticity of the skin and thus fighting against the appearance of the signs of aging!
Here are the main benefits of Kombucha
- This natural remedy has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and allows the complexion to regain all its radiance.
- Kombucha is also known to promote cell renewal and fight against skin aging, which makes it a perfect natural anti-aging treatment. It is also credited with great moisturizing properties, therefore ideal for dry and dull skin.
- Composed of Probiotics, kombucha helps eliminate dead skin and restores elasticity to the skin. A natural peeling without going through the scalpel.
- People who are already of a certain age can add blueberry or truffle extract to their composition for an even more complete anti-aging treatment.
- Kombucha can also be used as a hair mask. It strengthens and purifies the scalp for silky and supple hair. If you have very dry hair, I recommend that you add a few drops of argan oil to your mixture to further hydrate the hair fiber.
Homemade Kombucha mask recipe
For the bravest, you can therefore prepare your own homemade mask based on Kombucha. To do this, you will need:
- 5 grams of black tea
- 100 grams of sugar
- 1 liter of mineral water
- Disk the Kombucha strain(Amazon)
- 1 large glass bowl (No metal)
Let the mixture macerate for 7 days, and voila! All you have to do is apply the mixture to your face. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly with clean water.