Often touted as a superfood, Green Tea has been a mainstay of health in Asian cultures for centuries, and has more recently come into the spotlight in Western society too.
It’s well known that Green Tea provides a range of health benefits thanks to its potent dose of antioxidants and other nutrients, and it is often touted to assist with weight loss, and even fight disease.
But did you know Green Tea can provide excellent benefits for your skin when topically applied through your skincare too?
Let’s take a look.
1. Green Tea fights skin inflammation
Thanks to its mega-doses of antioxidants and tannins, Green Tea has been proven to reduce inflammation, and this provides serious benefits when applied topically to your skin. It can help to calm the redness and inflammation associated with a variety of complaints including rosacea and breakouts, and is particularly well suited to help cool and calm sensitive skin types. It’s also great for reducing puffiness around the eyes and may lessen the appearance of dark ‘bags’ under your eyes too.
2. Green Tea can fight breakouts
If your skin is breakout and congestion-prone, Green Tea’s anti-bacterial properties will be of particular interest to you! Free radical-fighting catechins found in Green Tea can help fight against the bacteria which causes skin breakouts. Paired with its anti-inflammatory properties which may help to calm the lumps and bumps, Green Tea’s credentials can’t be ignored if you’re suffering from skin congestion.
3. Green Tea can fight premature ageing
Green Tea contains Vitamin C, which is well-known for its anti-ageing properties thanks to its ability to fight against free radicals on the skin’s surface, whereby slowing the ageing process. The specific variety found within Green Tea is known to be resistant to high temperatures too.
Can't I just drink a few cups a day?
Did you know that it’s likely only a very small portion of vitamins ingest ever make it to your skin? This is because your body prioritises nutrients for your essential internal organs. The benefits of Green Tea for your skin are similarly diluted if you’re only drinking it. However, by applying it topically to your skin, you’re providing the dermis, which is your single largest organ, with its own supply and significantly boosting the benefits it can provide.
Topical application of Green Tea is also a great option for those of us who don’t necessarily love the taste but would like to reap the benefits it can provide.
How can I add Green Tea to my skincare regime?
It’s ok, you don’t need to run out and buy a tub of matcha and start rubbing it all over your face! Alpha-H has a range of products which include Green Tea, so you can reap the benefits of it, perfectly balanced with complimentary ingredients.