Green tea holds ‘Pride of Place’ among all the other health drinks. It is the classic drink of Asia which contains many health and skin benefits.
Green tea introduced in China is now widely used as skin care products.
Its consumption is very beneficial for our health, it helps in weight loss, cuts the risk of cancer, prevents from diabetes etc. Besides these health benefits, this magical gift from nature makes our skin soft and glowy.
Green tea has some unique qualities that make it different from all the other skin care products. Here are some skin benefits of green tea that you should know.
Green tea contains antioxidants that combat premature ageing. Free radical damage is one of the main causes of premature ageing. Antioxidants in green tea eliminate free radicals that can cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG is the special antioxidant found in green tea. A scientific study says that this antioxidant is effective in rejuvenating dying skin cells.
Green tea also contains vitamin B and vitamin E, these two compounds are essential for skin health. Vitamin B helps to maintain collagen production, which increases the elasticity of skin and Vitamin E helps promote cell regeneration. This vitamin works to hydrate and nourish skin.
Dandruff is often considered a hair problem rather than a skin issue. But the fact is that dandruff is caused when the skin on the scalp is either too oily or too dry. You can say goodbye to itchy scalp with green-tea fortified shampoo.
The antimicrobial and antifungal quality of green tea helps to treat dandruff caused by mites and other bacteria. Green tea may also help you get fuller and thicker hair.
Removes excess oil from the skin
Green tea contains tannins—biomolecules that bind with amino acids in the human body. Tannins are naturally astringent compounds. These compounds can shrink your pores and reduce your sebum production. Sebum is the natural oil present in the skin.
This leads to a less oily complexion without harming your skin with the cosmetic products that contain harmful chemicals. Green tea products such as face wash, scrub, cream etc. also helps in removing blackheads and acne.
Reduces puffiness and redness
Green tea contains caffeine. Caffeine and tannins both work together to shrink blood vessels. This helps to reduce puffiness from the eyes and dark circles.
These two elements brighten the skin and make it look glowing, and rejuvenated.