Green tea is a powerhouse for great skin!
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, antioxidants, amino acids, xanthine alkaloids, pectin, saccharides, chlorophyll, triterpene saponins as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.
Now that is a mouthful! Green tea benefits are numerous and I’ll share 5 that are specifically for your skin.
- Green tea brightens your skin by helping to remove toxins, reduce inflammation, and resolve blemishes and scars. According to a 2003 study conducted by the Medical College of Georgia, green tea helps in skin rejuvenation and can be used to treat skin diseases and wounds.
- Research shows that a caffeine and vitamin K combo helps reduce dark circles and puffiness. Tap into this healing by using caffeinated green tea as a topical treatment because green tea leaves contain both caffeine and vitamin K.3. The anti-aging and antioxidant benefits of green tea can help delay the signs of skin aging (sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles).
Research shows it’s the polyphenols in green tea that help neutralize the free radicals which are responsible for damaging skin and accelerating the aging process.
4. There are 3 main causes of acne and pimples… bacteria, hormone imbalance and excess sebum production.
Green tea can help with all three!
5. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… green tea boasts more amazing benefits! The theobromine, polyphenols, and tannic acid in green tea leaves are effective in soothing and healing sunburned skinby neutralizing the damage caused by UV ray exposure.
Even deeper protection was noted in a 2011 study published in the Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications journal. That study found that the EGCG in green tea prevents melanoma (a type of skin cancer) by inhibiting genes that activate inflammation.
How awesome is Green Tea?!
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