Tea Keeps Your Skin Good And Makes You Look Younger
Tea is beneficial both for your health and skin, as it contains nutrients that can regulate skin function and can promote skin vitality. The polyphenols contained in tea can also resist oxidation, aging, bacteria, and obesity. Caffeine found in tea can keep one refreshed, while tannin acid absorbs and expels melanin from the human body, making one’s skin whiter.
Besides the benefits of tea mentioned above, tea also contains Chlorophyll that promotes tissue and blood regeneration.
Some of the benefits of drinking tea includes:
- Skin Rejuvenation and Whitening
- Pore Shrinkage
- Acne Removal
- Elimination of Dark Circles and Edema
Skin Rejuvenation and Whitening
Green tea can deeply cleanse the skin’s dirt and oil, and can soften the cuticle to make the skin delicate and white. Green tea can be used as a facial mask as it is rich in Vitamin-C. Also unlike lemon, green tea does not contain acid and does not irritate the skin.
The tannin found in green tea powder can also increase skin elasticity and help moisturize and nourish the skin. In addition to its skin whitening effect, tea also has an antibacterial effect, which allows it to help clear skin acne. We recommend using the following ingredients to make a mask that is effective in removing dead skin cells and keeps your skin smooth and supple – Green Tea Powder, Coix Seed, Almond Powder, Jasmine.
Tea also helps to reduce pore size and rejuvenates the skin. If your skin starts to dull, use a little rose pollen mixed with warm black tea to create a mixture. Apply the mixture on your forehead and cheeks.
If you have extra green tea that has been cooled, you can also use it as a cleansing lotion. Wipe your skin with a cotton pad dipped in the green tea. The catechins contained in green tea are effective in shrinking your pores and increasing your skin elasticity.
Green tea is considered as the Powerhouse of all teas for dealing with acne. Why is that so? This is because green tea contains multiple antioxidants including EGCG, carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid and selenium which are responsible for promoting skin health by preventing oxidative damage due to harmful free radicals, making green tea effective for reducing acne.
Research studies show that when a 2.5% green tea formula was applied topically onto human skin for 60 consecutive days, sebum production was decreased by as much as 80% after only 8 weeks. If your acne is caused by oily skin and excessive sebum production, applying green tea daily for several weeks could reduce your acne and sebum production naturally, without having to resort to medication which may contain many side effects.
Other Ways In Which Green Tea Aids In Acne Treatment
The vitamins and provitamins contained in green tea are responsible for a number of biological processes, all of which can help correct some of the root causes of acne. They can help reduce skin inflammation by modulating the immune system and correct hormonal imbalances too.
Green tea is also known to contain Zinc, which is a well-known antimicrobial agent that is highly useful for treating acne. According to a recent scientific study, green tea was just as effective as 4% benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne, making it a great alternative choice for clearing up your skin.
Case Study: Hilda Paz Robles
This Teen Is Claiming That Green Tea Cleared Her Cystic Acne in Viral Tweet
Hilda Paz Robles is an 18 year old girl from Las Vegas. She began experiencing Cystic Acne in April 2017. After struggling to find a solution, Robles found one in her very own kitchen. She gained a significant following on Twitter and Instagram after her posts on using green tea to treat her acne problems went viral.
Robles’ original tweet has been retweeted an impressive 3500 times, with 12000 likes and over 200 replies. Almost all of the commenters wanted to know how exactly did she manage to achieve those results.
“girl green tea with honey is all it was ? I will be doing a video soon all about it so stay tuned ✨” — HPR ✨ (@hildapazrobles)
According to Robles, green tea and honey are the secret to her new complexion.
“I started to get acne April 2017,” Robles told Health. “I did try other home made remedies, but nothing was working.” She says that it wasn’t until she found the perfect concoction that she started to see results. After that, her acne cleared up in about five months.
“I used 100% green tea with 100% raw honey,” she says. “I would drink it and use it as a face scrub.”
Ted Lain, an American dermatologist hailing from Sanova Dermatology, explains that Robles’ skincare regimen could certainly help clear up breakouts. He states that green tea is rich in antioxidants, including super-potent polyphenols, that are natural anti-inflammatory agents that can help with the redness and swelling.
He also added that honey is beneficial for the skin as well, since it has a soothing, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. This allows the combination of honey and green tea to effectively treat skin inflammation and infection, greatly reducing acne on Robles’ face.
If you’re wondering how Robles overcame her acne with such minimal scarring, Dr. Lain notes that her concoction might have actually been helpful in preventing scars.
So why did Robles choose to upload photos of herself when she still had a lot of acne on her face? She explains that she wanted to share her experiences and methods for dealing with these skin problems.
Elimination of Dark Circles and Edema
Insufficient sleep and excessive strain on one’s eyes will cause dark circles. In order to combat this problem, one not only needs to start resting adequately, but can also use tea to aid in the elimination of dark circles and edema.
We can place tea bags on both of our eyes and this can effectively alleviate the temporary dark circles caused by staying up late. The tea bags can also accelerate eye blood circulation, improve absorption of eye mask nutrients, and also help your eyes to glow. We recommend heating up the green tea bags slightly before applying them to your face.