Green tea is a well-known superfood with many health benefits. However, did you know that applying it topically can do wonders for your skin? Green tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help many skin issues, from oily, acne-prone skin to dull, uneven complexions. It also has one of the most potent antioxidant active compounds, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), making it a powerful ingredient to improve, protect, and heal your skin.
Here are 3 of the primary reasons to incorporate green tea into your skincare regime:
1 – Fight Signs of Aging
Free radicals caused by pollution, stress, chemical exposure, and UV damage can wreak havoc on the skin, causing early signs of aging, age spots, and other complexion issues. Because of its abundance of antioxidants, green tea not only helps to fight wrinkle-inducing free radicals, but it can also repair existing damage to the skin cells and strengthen it to prevent future issues.
2 – Combat Puffiness
Tea bags under the eyes is an age-old trick for reducing puffiness after a long night out. The combination of caffeine and ECGC help to increase blood flow, reduce puffiness and redness, and soothe the skin in just twenty minutes.
3 – Soothe Acne & Oily Skin
If you suffer from oily or acne-prone skin, green tea could help you restore balance. Acne is often caused by an overproduction of sebum (the oil that naturally secretes from your face) and pores clogged with dirt, bacteria, and environmental pollutants. Green tea has strong antibacterial properties and can penetrate deep into your skin, keeping your pores clean and clear. It also reduces sebum production to balance your body’s oil production. Finally, its calming properties can help to minimize the swelling and redness of current outbreaks.
How to Apply Green Tea to Your Skin
You can treat yourself to a DIY green tea experience by steeping green tea bags, then placing them in the fridge. Once cooled, you can place them under your eyes or other areas and let your skin soak up the nutrients of the tea leaves. However, an easier and more effective way to utilize green tea is by opting for specially formulated skincare products that maximize its efficacy by combining it with other powerful ingredients that increase its benefits.
Skin Care Products with Green Tea
Treat yourself to brighter, more even skin with KNESKO’s line of natural face masks. Grab a charcoal and green tea mask for a skin detox that will help to unclog pores, combat free radicals and environmental toxins, and soothe and rehydrate your skin.
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