Is Black Tea good as a topical ingredient?
Some people apply Black Tea as a self tanner on their skin, but are there any negatives with topical black tea? Can it damage skin, or does it produce free radicals? It is well known regular self tanners with Dihydroxyacetone and Erythrulose generate free radicals, and cause skin damage (link, link, link, link).
I've found some studies on NCBI where they stated topical Black Tea may have the same benefits as green tea, so then it would be even beneficial for skin. What is the truth?