Maybe you love to start your mornings with a cup of green tea or maybe you are more of a make-my-own-matcha type of person. Whichever be the case, you probably are already sold on the benefits of green tea.
But, even if you aren’t sold on it, we are here to tell you all the reasons you NEED to add green tea to your skincare routine. You’ll thank us for it!
So, what’s Green Tea?
Green tea is different from your typical tea use in your morning tea since it doesn’t undergo the typical fermentation process. Because of this, the Green Tea has more antioxidants that the black tea. Actually, it has upto five times more antioxidant than black tea.
Umm, why are antioxidants important?
Without making things too complicated, Antioxidants are the stuff that fight off the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are know to escalate ageing process of the skin and also to damage skin barrier. Essentially, antioxidants fight off these effects making them a crucial part of any skincare routine.
They don’t just protect against future damage, they also help in reversing the existing free radical damage while also reducing inflammation.
What can Green Tea do for Skin?
Since green tea has been around for ages and has been claimed to do everything from boost metabolism to reduce blood pressure, it has been studied for treatment of variety of health concerns including skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, viral warts, and even skin cancer. Here are some of they key ways in which green tea can help the skin.
- Protects the skin: As mentioned before, Green Tea is an antioxidant that hunts and neutralises the effect of free radicals that are caused by environmental stressors like UV radiation and pollution. This property makes it a natural choice to be included in any skincare routine to fight off DNA damage in skin cells and help promote DNA repair.
- Soothes the skin: Since free radicals damage the skin barrier making skin more vulnerable to irritation and inflammation, use of Green Tea can help calm down irritated and inflamed skin.
- Reduces acne: Green tea has been found to be able to regulate production of sebum. Since excess sebum leads dead cells to clump together and trigger acne breakout, regulating sebum can help reduce the breakouts.
How to get your daily fix of green tea?
Once way to get your daily dose of green tea is by drinkin green tea or if you like the taste of matcha, then maybe that. But for a lot of people drinking green tea is not easy (at least not for us).
The other way to get your daily fill of green tea is through skincare products. Like Get Your Greens cleanser from Put Simply. It combines benefits of super greens like Centella Asiatica (cica), Japanese Mugwort, Neem & Green Tea to give you super clean skin without drying it out.
Of course, you can also opt for green tea supplements. A lot of brands offer green tea supplements (and you won’t have to worry about bitter aftertaste).
Whatever be your choice of method to add green tea for your skin, you definitely should add it to your routine for the long term benefit of the skin, protect it against premature ageing & fight off acne without unnecessary harsh ingredients.