July 26


5 Amazing Benefits of Green Tea for Your Skin

By Tarun Dosanjh

July 26, 2018

A popular Asian brew, green tea has been acknowledged for a long time for its potential health benefits.

Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, green tea is not only favorable for fat loss but also for so many other health benefits like better brain function, better immunity, boost of energy levels and much more.

With so many other health benefits, it is great for skin health as well.

It has been found to delay the signs of ageing, reduce acne, improve complexion and even protect the skin from UV rays.

Not just drinking green tea but also using it topically has some remarkable benefits for the skin because of which it is getting increasingly popular among the beauty industry.

The organic skincare industry in particular has come up with plenty of products based on green tea essence recognising its benefits for the skin.

Here are 5 ways green tea can improve your skin –

1.Anti ageing

Green tea is rich in an antioxidant known as EGCG that helps in reactivating the skin cells and increasing the cell turnover.

This makes a profound difference in reducing the wrinkles and age spots caused by free radical damage.

Even when used in skincare, the polyphenols present in green tea are likely to slow down the signs of ageing.

Product: Sephora sleeping mask green tea

Plum renewed clarity night gel, green tea

2.Helps reduce Acne.

Scientific research shows that because of its powerful antioxidant properties, drinking green tea reduces inflammation, subsequently reducing acne and pimples.

The high concentration of Tannin in green tea helps to reduce the production of sebum and destroy the acne causing bacteria.

It also helps in shrinking of large pores, redness and inflammation caused by excess oil production.

Product: Plum green tea clear facemask

3. Sun protection.

According to a recent study, drinking about two cups of green tea helps neutralize the damage done to the skin by the UV rays.

It helps in reducing the inflammation and redness associated with the effects of overexposure to the sun.

Green tea is high in Catechin , which is natural antioxidant that helps to prevent cell damage and give a protective effect on sun exposed skin, which makes it beneficial if applied as an emulsion for UV protection.

Product: Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen with vitamin C and green tea.

4.Gentle exfoliation.

The antioxidant properties of green tea help to reactivate the skin cells by exfoliating the dead skin, deeply purifying and reducing the look of pores.

Green tea helps the skin to get rid of excess oil and pollutants without damaging the healthy cells, leaving it refreshed and radiant.

Product: Teami detox face scrub

5.Reduces inflammation.

Researches show that drinking green tea can prevent oxidative mental stress and potential swelling that might come with it.

The topical use of green tea helps to neutralize the free radicals, consequently soothing the inflamed and swollen skin.

Product: Lotus herbals facial green tea and chamomile soothing masque

So incorporate green tea into your skincare routine to naturally remove the toxins, hydrate the skin and protect it from further damage.

Tarun Dosanjh

About the author

Tarun Dosanjh is an aesthetician & skincare coach who has been in the beauty business for the past 20 years.

She has been helping Indian women look their absolute best, using a blend of clean, organic and botanical based skin care products.

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