When people think green tea, they mostly think of the hot, Asian beverage full of health benefits. But did you know that green tea is an excellent skincare product ingredient as well?
Prevents oily skin
Green tea contains biomolecules called tannins that bind with amino acids inside your body. Tannins can work as natural astringent compounds, meaning they work directly as a toner for your skin to even out its appearance. Tannins also shrink or minimize pores ensuring that they don’t clog often.
But the benefits of tannins don’t stop there. Tannins also control sebum production; sebum is the skin’s natural oil. Oily skin happens when too much sebum is produced, which causes acne and clogged pores. Most skin products aim to remove excess oil on the skin's surface only, but green tea targets the root cause by lessening sebum production in your skin cells.
Great anti-aging ingredient
Green tea is rich in antioxidants which are excellent at slowing down skin aging. Damage coming from free radicals is one of the leading reasons for skin aging. These harmful substances are caused by an unbalanced or unhealthy diet, smoking, and environmental factors like pollution. The antioxidants in green tea eradicate free radicals that cause wrinkles and fine lines.
One of the special antioxidants that green tea contains is known as epigallocatechin gallate (aka EGCG). This tea antioxidant is effective in revitalizing dying skin cells. It works to speed up the reproduction process of skin cells, giving gloomy skin a healthier radiance.
Green tea also contains both vitamin B and vitamin E, two essential nutrients for skin health. Vitamin B helps to sustain collagen production in your body, which increases the elasticity of your skin. Collagen is one of the main ingredients in anti-aging products as it makes skin firmer and prevents your skin from wrinkling prematurely. Vitamin E is great at promoting cell regeneration; this vitamin allows the skin to be hydrated and nourished.
Clears clogged pores and prevents acne
By reducing oil product and tightening skin, green tea clears clogged pores and as a result, prevents acne. Green tea also fights unpleasant inflammation and red skin, reducing the severity of currently existing acne.
With all the wonderful benefits of green tea on your skin, it’s no wonder we use it at Peace of Mind Natural! If you want a soap with the healing powers of green tea, try our Green Tea & Spirulina Soap. This soap works wonders for skin repair and anti-aging! It’s also full of natural spirulinapower! We also have Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion! This lotion is nature’s secret to better skin.
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