Digging deeper into what makes this tea so great
You might have already noticed that when it comes to health and skincare, Green tea seems to be a name that pops up rather frequently. I used to just take it as a given: green tea is good for you. But I never knew exactly why… until now.
Green tea is created from the Tea plant (scientifically known as Camellia sinensis), which is a native plant to China. Producing it’s recognizably sweet and subtle scent, it’s no wonder that it is enjoyed by so many people. However, Green tea has much more to offer than just a nice taste.
Green tea contains plenty of nutrients which makes it a great addition to your diet if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, it’s rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which all play their part in doing good for your body and mind.
When looking at some specific health benefits, we can say that it has been noticed to improve mood, increase alertness, improve memory and even reaction time. Unlike coffee, green tea can give you a milder dose of caffeine and results in people reporting a more stable increase in energy.
Another great aspect of Green tea is its ability to speed up your metabolism. However, if you want to get any of the many health benefits of Green tea, it’s best to incorporate it into your diet over an extended period of time and not just in brief and extreme intervals, like in detox programs (which do more harm to your body than good).
Luckily, when it comes to benefits for your skin, you don’t have to be as dedicated as when trying to get health benefits from green tea. In fact, using any skincare products infused with Green tea can leave your skin looking way better.
Firstly, it has an amazing calming effect, which can help soothe irritated skin and inflammation (aka acne). In addition to this, it helps protect and repairs skin cells, thus leaving your skin looking younger and way more toned.
The antimicrobial properties of Green tea make it ideal for treating acne and helping prevent breakouts, while the presence of polyphenols works to reduce the production of sebum, leaving your skin less oily and more glowy. All of that topped off with nourishing Vitamin E and your skin is going to be looking its best ever.
Struggling to decide which skincare products would be a great place to start when it comes to giving your skin that daily dose of Green tea therapy? Here’s a useful list of some of our favorite formulas that will get the job done:
All in all, Green tea sounds like a great addition to your skincare practice. Now we’d love to hear about how you incorporate this fan favorite into you beauty routine! If you have anything you would like to add or share, please leave us a comment in the reply section below.
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