Green tea benefits for your skin

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What is a good way to practice maintaining the health of your skin while also becoming healthy at the same time?  How about enjoying a nice cup of green tea? It’s a complete skin beauty booster with many health benefits.

Green tea contains a natural plant nutrient called EGCG that has been proven to be beneficial to skin health.

Green tea’s EGCG is a powerful antioxidant.  Antioxidants help to prevent oxidation of the skin by toxic molecules called “free radicals”.  Free radicals result from such things as sun exposure, pollution and smoke. They contribute to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and an aged appearance. Also interesting to note is that the EGCG is 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C and is 200 times more potent than Vitamin E in eliminating free radicals that damage skin.

What is also interesting to note is that green teas have a very high concentration of catechins, a natural anti-bacterial known to have powerful antioxidant qualities. They scavenge and fight off the free radicals in your body and skin helping prevent the process of skincare aging.

In the same way that green tea is healthy for the body when consumed, green tea promotes healthy, younger-looking skin when applied topically.  You should also explore adding a green tea product to your skincare to reap maximum benefits! Be it a lotion, a wrinkle cream, a serum or a spritzer, you will soon be glad that you made green tea a priority in your daily beauty routine.

Extracts of green tea serve as a skin revitalizer. The leaves can be used as a gentle exfoliant, to give your skin a healthy glow. They also ease inflammation and smooth out discolorations caused by the environment or using incorrect skin care products. When you rub green tea leaves on your face, catechins, the anti-oxidants immediately start defending your facial skin.

All sound good for my skin!

  • Helena

    Drinking white tea is great for the skin as well; it contains approx 12x more antioxidants as fresh orange juice. Clearly drinking teas will make skin more healthier.

  • Carla

    What’s do you think of ‘Red Tea’?

  • Sally

    I’ve been a ‘Green tea’ drinker for years! Its done wonders to my health and skin. Nice post!

  • http://www.eswaran.com/greenTea.html Green Tea Benefits

    I havent heard of Red tea. Green tea’s is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help to prevent oxidation of the skin by toxic molecules called “free radicals”.

    Is this scientifically proven ?