It's Christmas eve in Hong Kong and we are heading into the last week of 2018. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider sipping on the Radiance – Beauty Tea while celebrating Christmas & New Year in Hong Kong & Singapore.
Holidays are the best time for family and friends get-together. It is a time for us all to revisit the best memories and best lessons learnt over the year. However, it can also be quite a stressful period for some, as late nights in Hong Kong (or Singapore), coupled with heavy eating, drinking and sugar overload can cause acne/pimples : these breakouts can so easily ruin our festive spirit!
Here are four reasons why it is a good idea to be sipping on our Radiance – Beauty Tea over the Christmas and New Year holidays this year to aid clear skin:
1. Aids skin health: One of the main ingredients in Radiance – Beauty Tea is Astralagus, an adaptogenic herb, long used in the East for its health benefits. Astralagus aids skin health (reduce the occurrences of breakouts/pimples/acne/blemishes) by protecting cells from aging. It has been found in studies where astralagus slows the rate at which the telomeres (protective caps on the DNA) deteriorate with time.
"...Astragalus membranaceus has multiple pharmacological effects, including anti-oxidative-stress, anti-inflammatory, immuno-regulation, vascular protective effects, anti-neurodegeneration, anti-cancer and anti-aging effects via numerous signaling pathways in vital organs and systems...’’
Source: Anti-Aging Implications of Astragalus Membranaceus (Huangqi): A Well-Known Chinese Tonic
2. Supports liver cleansing functions: During the holiday period, we happily overload ourselves with less sleep, and indulge (rightfully so!) in cakes, cookies, and food rich in flavours (& let's not forget the alcohol!). This results in our liver working overtime to detoxify the body. Both the Astralagus and reishi /lingzhi mushroom in the Radiance – Beauty Tea help to support the liver’s cleansing function, thus resulting in higher chances for clear skin while celebrating the holiday season in Hong Kong.
3. Antioxidant / anti-ageing protection at cellular level : The other beauty herb that is in the Radiance – Beauty Tea is the reishi mushroom/Lingzi (‘ganoderma lucidum’), a herb popular for its anti- oxidising and anti-ageing properties. It has been shown in a 2004 study where antioxidants from lingzhi were found to be absorbed quickly after ingestion, thereafter resulting in a increase in total antioxidant activity of the human subjects.
4. Aids Wound healing : In a study in 2014, it was found that lingzhi or reishi mushroom showed evidence of enhanced wound healing activity. This is a blessing for the blemished prone skin since this results in a faster wound healing/recovery time in the event of a breakout/pimple.
"...Consumption of antioxidant-rich plants may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases (Collins 2005; Benzie and Wachtel-Galor 2009). Antioxidants protect cellular components from oxidative damage, which is likely to decrease risk of mutations and carcinogenesis and also protect immune cells, allowing them to maintain immune surveillance and response...’’Source: Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi): A Medicinal Mushroom
Happy sipping ladies, and happiest Christmas to you & your families!
List of References:
'Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi): A Medicinal Mushroom'
Authors Wachtel-Galor S, Yuen J, Buswell JA, Benzie IFF. Editors In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Source Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. Chapter 9.
'Wound healing activity of an aqueous extract of the Lingzhi or Reishi medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (higher Basidiomycetes)'
Gupta A1, Kirar V1, Keshri GK1, Gola S1, Yadav A1, Negi PS2, Misra K3.
'Anti-Aging Implications of Astragalus Membranaceus (Huangqi): A Well-Known Chinese Tonic'
Ping Liu,1 Haiping Zhao,1,# and Yumin Luo1,2,3,
'Astragalus Polysaccharide Suppresses 6-Hydroxydopamine-Induced Neurotoxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans'
Haifeng Li, 1 Ruona Shi, 1 Fei Ding, 1 Hongyu Wang, 1 Wenjing Han, 1 Fangli Ma, 2 Minghua Hu, 2Chung Wah Ma, 2 and Zebo Huang 1 , 3