The legacy of green tea as a medicinal wonder is well known.
There are studies that conclude that green tea’s catechin, acts as an active antioxidant compound which can help you become more resistant to UV rays thereby, battling premature skin ageing. Scientists have already documented that green tea’s ingredients, taken orally or topically, actually protects the skin from sun damage and skin cancer.
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The exciting benefit of green tea is that EGCG (an ingredient of Green tea), protects from skin damage and also reverses photo-aging effects and the early stages of cancerous activity. A recent study proved that EGCG inhibits the growth of human melanoma cell lines puts it at the forefront of known skin-cancer-fighting agents. Drinking green tea is also an excellent way to slow down the ageing of the skin. The research has confirmed that Green tea comprises of catechins- an anti-bacterial agent that suppress acne-causing bacteria. This property has further proved to regulate hormonal imbalances.
Benefits of Green Tea:
- Green Tea used as a face mask can effectively stop the signs of premature ageing while delivering a clear, moist and supple complexion. It also has the potential to flush out toxins from the skin, assisting in healing blemishes and soothing the complexion.
- Green Tea Facial Scrub helps to remove dirt and impurities from your pores.
- Green Tea Facial steam can moisturize, relaxes muscles, plumps wrinkles, eliminate toxins, and boosts circulation.
- Using Green Tea as a toner can you soothe and calm the skin by reducing itching and inflammation.
- Green Tea helps to ease tired, puffy eyes and busts dark circles.
- Green tea can help to soothe and heal the sunburnt skin if applied directly to affected areas.
- Green tea is also known for its power pack results to prevent bad breath.
- Green Tea, when used as strengthening hair rinse, can protect hair from pollution and harsh products while making it strong and shiny.
Other teas and its effects
- Black tea: Black tea contains polyphenols that are efficacious antioxidants having great therapeutic powers to protect lungs from damage.
- White tea: The leaves are immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened. It contains more polyphenols than any other type of tea. Therefore, it has powerful antioxidants that protect the skin and skin cells from cancer.
- Oolong tea: The antioxidant properties of Oolong tea lowers bad cholesterol levels.
- Lemongrass tea: It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is an effective diuretic. Drinking teas containing lemongrass is also known to have a calming effect that can help relieve insomnia and stress.
- Nettles: Rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, silica and potassium, Nettles are even high in Vitamins A, and C. High iron and nutritional content makes nettle tea exceptional to treat anaemia and fatigue.
- Rooibos: Naturally caffeine free, Rooibos includes a high level of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals with anti-ageing properties. There are studies that show Rooibos tea can be used as an alternative to green tea due to its anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral activity.
Like with all things, don’t over do it.