Green tea has rapidly developed a shining, all-star, reputation for its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Antioxidants work to protect skin cells from free radical
damage, a process that helps cell growth and renewal to promote healthier, younger skin.
Antioxidants work to reduce inflammation and limit the damage of free radical activity that accelerates skin aging.
Clinical studies are now showing that green tea is an especially valuable ingredient when it comes to antioxidants for both skin care as well as for its overall health benefits.
Green tea's most powerful attribute is an exceptionally potent antioxidant called EGCG.
(In geek speak, epigallocatechin-3- gallate).
EGCG is a type of plant-based compound called catechin which works to prevent cellular damage caused by free radical activity.
Free radical activity increases with exposure to pollution, sun UV rays, and toxic environmental elements, damaging skin structure.
Initial studies have also found that green tea fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. That means it is also a potent ally as an active anti-aging ingredient to combat symptoms of premature aging.
Independent clinical trials of green tea's active rejuvenating property, most commonly known as catechins, in topical creams work to fortify skin structure.
The properties of green tea include:
The evergreen tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis shrub, are harvested when young and processed to make tea.
Unfortunately, black tea, from the same plant, doesn't have the powerful attributes as green tea since a different fermentation process used for black tea destroys much of the natural properties and potency.
Green tea skin care products are a great
choice for all skin types
Don't throw away those tea bags!
Put them in the freezer instead and start making your own Green Tea Skin Care Products!
It's quick, easy and inexpensive.
There are many natural herbal remedies that also work great as part of a comprehensive anti-aging skin care routine to deeply nourish and tighten sagging skin.
Learn how: Natural Skin Care