The medicinal powers of Green Tea have been documented for thousands of years to cure a wide variety of ailments. Like black and oolong tea, Green Tea comes from the Cemellia sinensis plant. However, unlike the other two varieties, its leaves are not fermented before steaming and drying, they remain fresh. Of all of the antioxidants known, the components of Green Tea are the most potent. Antioxidants act to counteract the effects of free radicals, deactivating them before they cause harm.
Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant and soothing agent. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, a stimulant and contains caffeine. When applied topically it can help with numerous skin concerns:
1. Clear Skin
Green tea can help control sebum production and fight acne-causing bacteria. It can even help heal current acne and diminish scarring.
2. Protect From The Sun
Not only can it protect against UV damage, but green tea can even help repair or slow signs of aging such as sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles due to the polyphenols it contains.
Green tea can help with conditions such as rosacea and atopic eczema as it works to reduce inflammatory skin.
4. Reduces Puffiness
With 28 mg of caffeine, green tea can help reduce puffiness and inflammation of the skin.