What is green tea?
Green tea is made from unfermented leaves of Camellia sinensis. Green tea is pale in color and bitter in taste. It is rich in antioxidants and healing compounds including polyphenols, catechins and some types of flavonoids. It also contains a small amount of caffeine. Green tea is considered the healthiest beverage on the planet.
Benefits of Green Tea for Skin
It is an established fact that green tea has amazing effects on our overall health but there isn’t much awareness about its benefits for the skin. In short, it is a skincare product. We already love it enough but you may love it more after reading this article.
Hey, green tea, too many benefits; are you magic?
When I try to evaluate the benefits of green tea I wonder if it is a magic product. Green tea is obtained by the plant; camellia Sinensis, the same plant from which black and other tea are obtained. What makes the difference between green and other tea is the variety of C. Sinensis used, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest.
So, let’s discuss what green tea has offered to the skin.
Acne is a nightmare for oily skins. When sebaceous glands produce more sebum, skin gets oily and it’s a treat for microbial growth, which results in acne.
Polyphenols present in green tea are known to reduce the production of sebum and consequently treat acne this way.
Green tea is also known to have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Both these properties resist bacterial growth responsible for acne.
2. Make your aging slow-drink green tea
Aging isn’t a pretty thing to go through. We see our skins getting age spots, wrinkles and other things which are not beautiful. It is natural, one can’t minus it from life but we can make it slow and graceful. And green tea will help you in this.
It’s rich in antioxidants, which are very good for cellular growth especially an antioxidant EGCG is a celebrity antioxidant for skincare and youthfulness. Be regular at taking green tea, and you will feel the difference on your own.
3. Can’t believe, it prevents skin cancer? Yes, it does
Free radicals are poisonous for the skin. And these are interlinked with causing skin cancer. Polyphenols absorb free radicals like tissue paper and remove them from the body. Green tea is rich in polyphenolic compounds. EGCG present in green tea is a strong antioxidant and helps to prevent skin cancer induced by sunlight and UV rays. It repairs DNA damage caused by UV rays from the sun- key mechanism to prevent cancer.
4. You are a morning beauty; don’t wake up with puffy eyes- green tea will help you
Mornings are beautiful and we can enjoy it more if we can compete the morning beauty with our beauty. But puffy eyes are disturbing. Caffeine in green tea reduces puffiness around the eye area. Anti-inflammatory properties of green tea are helpful to reduce swelling and inflammation.
5. Green tea is rich in vitamins-a guarantee card for firmness of skin
Green tea has both vitamins; B2 and E. vitamin B2 is a key to get youthful skin as it ensures firmness of skin and vitamin E improves cell growth and nourishes skin.
6. Good metabolism ensures good skin and green tea is a booster for metabolism
There is no second opinion that a healthy stomach with an efficient metabolism rate ensures healthy and shiny skin. And there is also no second opinion that nothing is more efficient to boost metabolism than green tea. Isn’t this sound like 2in1? Healthy stomach and shiny skin!
7. You can apply its mask too besides drinking it
For maximum benefits, one has to drink green tea for sure. But applying its mask on skin multiplies its effect on the skin. Now you want to know how to make the mask? Well let me tell you the key steps, you can make variation according to your ease, availability and skin type.
put two tea bags in a cup of water for an hour
open the tea bags and get the green tea leaves into a mixing bowl
Add one teaspoon honey in it and some drops of lemon juice
Mix all these ingredients well and make a paste
Apply this paste on your skin for 30minutes
Wash your face and dry it with a towel gently
For best results use this mask twice or thrice a week. You will love the changes that it will make to your skin.