Green Tea: Myth or Miracle?

You may have heard that Green Tea works wonders for the skin. I wanted to explore how much truth there was in this and, if there is, why it’s so good for our skin!

To answer the question simply, yes! When applied topically, and consumed as a drink, green tea has properties that can improve your skin. It helps flush out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes and scars, and reduces inflammation. It can also improve the skin’s elasticity.

What are its benefits?

  •  It’s a good exfoliator

Green Tea is effective at removing dead skin cells by utilizing the slightly abrasive texture of dry green tea leaves. This will help to remove excess oil and pollutants, exposing cleansed and renewed skin underneath.

  • Psoriasis Treatment

Studies have shown that the active ingredients in green tea have great potential for fighting off skin disorders like psoriasis. 

  • Reduced Inflammation

The natural antioxidants found in green tea can fight inflammation. Place cold brewed green tea bags under your eyes if they’re looking tired and puffy, and they’ll help reduce the redness by shrinking blood vessels below the surface to keep down swelling for good.

  • Slows Down Ageing

Green tea can also still make a significant difference in decreasing the formation of wrinkles and age spots.

  • Reduce Oiliness in Skin

The bitter, astringent taste in green tea comes from the tannins. These can shrink your pores and reduce your sebum production.

  • Better Sun Protection

Drinking 1-2 cups of green tea a day can reduce the inflammation of irritation caused by too much sun exposure. Using tea topically can also make a difference.

  • Less Acne and Blackheads

Is green tea good for acne? When used topically, green tea can make a profound difference in the presence of acne and blackheads due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent, and anti-inflammatory components.

  • Natural Skin Toner 

Because of the way it draws out impurities and reduces your pore size,  beauty products containing green tea can make a difference to your overall complexion. They'll help your skin stay hydrated and healthy.   

For a Green Tea Face Mask:

  1. Cut open 2 used green tea bags and scoop out their contents.
  2. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey.
  3. Mix in a little lemon juice.
  4. Apply it on your face and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  6. Use this face mask once or twice a week.

So if you want to try something new, but natural, to improve the appearance of your skin, look for brands that contain green tea extract. It might just be the perfect solution!