Kombucha is considered an extremely potent antioxidant, much like the compounds found in fruits and vegetables, according to the American Cancer Society. Antioxidants not only fight the environmental toxins known as free radicals, which contribute to illness and disease, but help slow the aging process. Theoretically, powerful antioxidant nutrients can prevent and lessen wrinkles by promoting skin elasticity.
The NYU Langone Medical Center notes that advocates of kombucha tea believe so strongly in its beauty-enhancing properties that they believe it to be useful for turning gray hair to its original color, promoting weight loss, clearing up acne and removing wrinkles. In her book “Skin Saver Remedies,” Juta Stepanovs promotes kombucha as both an internal and a topical treatment for minimizing wrinkles. She recommends making a kombucha face cream in a blender, and leaving it on your face for about 20 minutes, similar to a clay or honey mask.
I have heard that blending a Kombucha Mother with a small amount of organic Kombucha Tea then applying this “mask” to the face for about 20 minutes can help with a variety of skin issues including wrinkles acne scaring and just about any other skin issue.
Does anyone have a recipe for a Kombucha face wash or mask?