For many years people have done extensive studies on Green tea and the benefits it has on those who drink it, and it has been widely perceived as the healthiest drink to date. Green tea serves many incredible benefits. Some of which include weight-loss, reduced risk in heart disease and diabetes, brain function improvement, promotes the healthy function of the digestive system and can even lower your chances of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. This is just to name a few of the amazing benefits of consuming green tea.
However, not many people are aware of the amazing benefits green tea has on the skin. Not only by drinking it, but also using it in various ways to apply to the epidermis. Research shows us that not only does green tea promote overall health, but it is also even the best thing you can drink for your skin (after plenty of water, of course). Green tea has great benefits for your skin, and when you drink a cup of green tea about four times a week along with a healthy amount of water intake, can aid you in the following ways:
Green tea prevents premature aging with tannic acids, theobromine, and polyphenols helping to soothe the skin and heal the damage caused by the sun by neutralization. Green tea is also rich in EGCG, which is an anti-aging antioxidant. EGCG antioxidants help to fight wrinkles by increasing cell turnover. The Chinese even mix their brewed white tea with green tea powder to create a face mask. They believe that it loads up the skin with plumping antioxidants. So to keep your skin looking youthful, enjoy a cup of green tea now and again as a drink, or as a face mask.
Use this remedy:
Make two cups of green tea and put it in the fridge, using cotton wool or cloth apply to the area that may have been damaged due to sun damage. Repeat twice a day for great results. Another remedy is, of course, to drink green tea. Enjoy 4 to 5 cups a week for a sufficient intake of antioxidants to help fight fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
Green tea helps to flush out toxins, it heals blemishes, scars and even reduces inflammation because of the catechin. The catechins found in green tea reduce irritation, redness, and swelling. Many seek remedies for the abovementioned problems; however, not many are aware of the fact that green tea can be just the solution they were hoping for. Green tea has some excellent healing properties, and if you ever experience redness, swelling or irritation, be sure to give green tea a try. Especially after a night out, many of us can feel the effects of the environmental factors, fatigue or makeup the next morning. The antioxidants and tannins found in green tea shrink blood vessels beneath the eyes, causing the dark/red circles and puffiness. So the redness and puffy eyes can be sorted out in no time with the help of green tea.
Use this remedy:
Mix ¼ cups of green tea with water. Use cotton wool to apply this to the area needed and leave it for 10 minutes while you relax. Rinse and repeat twice daily for great results. This acts likes a green tea face mask. You will see a visible difference with this remedy and best of all; it is entirely chemical-free
ACNE AND CLOGGED PORES
Who knew that green tea is a great toner? Green tea is a super powerful antibacterial agent helping us treat acne and clogged pores. The Polyphenols found in green tea is especially useful in helping the skin fight against infection and bacteria. Thus, it is a fantastic solution for breakouts, acne, and clogged pores because as we all know, these are caused by bacteria and infections in the skin of our pores. Green tea can even help to slightly close up large pores, making it difficult for bacteria and infections to enter the pores and start forming in the first place. It helps to kill systemic bacterial inflammation and therefore give you smoother, more toned skin.
Use the Remedy:
Drink 2 to 3 cups of Green tea per week as well as your daily eight glasses of water for optimal results. To use on your skin, make 2 cups of green tea and allow it to cool. Add essential oil and decant it into a small spray bottle. Spray or apply with cotton wool twice a day for great results.
OVERALL SKIN MAINTENANCE
Aside from all of the properties in green tea that makes it possible for us to treat skin problems, green tea is also great for overall skin maintenance and health. Green tea is loaded with Vitamins B2 and E. These two vitamins are crucial in maintaining healthy skin. Dead skin cells that pile up are the root cause of skin looking dull, pale and dehydrated. Vitamin E found in green tea is an essential vitamin that promotes and supports new skin cell growth. Thus, drinking green tea will eventually and ultimately lead to a more glowing complexion. Vitamin E also acts intensely, hydrates the skin, giving you soft and nourished skin. Vitamin B2 plays a crucial role in collagen-level maintenance in the skin and is mainly for youthful skin structure and firmness. These two vitamins found in green tea can overall improve the health of your skin, and the effects of it will be seen in the long run.
Many believe that green tea is the healthiest drink on earth, and by the looks of it, they are right. With massive amounts of research and in-depth studies, it can be seen that there is no downside to consuming green tea every day. It cannot be argued that aside from water, green tea is the healthiest thing you can drink and moreover you will be able to visibly see as well as feel the effects it has on our body, mind, and skin. Green tea is not popularly known to be the most delicious drink on earth; we can agree with that. However, drinking it with a teaspoon of honey while knowing the great benefits it holds, makes it all worthwhile.
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