Tea's antioxidants were found to limit the effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. But dermatologists warn-- tea isn't the cure all for skin cancer. "Just because you drink tea doesn't mean it's a 100% protection against the development of skin cancer -- you really do need to do it in combination with other protective measures protect yourself from the sun.," says Dr. Bryan Chen.
Scientists found the more tea you drink-- each day and over the years, the better the skin protection. And, it doesn't matter if the tea is hot or cold, and all types of tea offered protection, including green, black and herbal tea.