The Skin Benefits of Green Tea

benefits of green teaWhen you typically think of green tea, the last thing that comes to mind is skincare. Although this healthy drink has many benefits when drunk hot, cold, or even in a smoothie, did you know that green tea is just as beneficial to your skin’s health than it is to your body’s? Read on to learn more.

Detoxifies Your Skin
Green tea is known to help detoxify your skin and relieve it of any unwanted blemishes. By flushing out the toxins in your skin, green tea helps to get rid of oils and dirt that may be contributing to things like acne breakouts. Simply take some loose leaf green tea, combine it with some raw honey, and apply the treatment to your skin. Let it sit on your skin for about 5-10 minutes for it to be fully absorbed.

Helps With Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Whether you weren’t able to get a good night’s sleep or if you just suffer from the magnified appearance of dark circles under your eyes, it can be flat out embarrassing to show up to work looking like a zombie. The next time you have dark circles under your eyes, try placing steeped green tea bags over your eyes and let them sit there for a few minutes. The antioxidants present in green tea will help to reduce puffiness, redness, and any sort of irritation you might be feeling around your eyes.

Anti-Aging
You might have noticed that many anti-aging products are advertising that they contain some traces of green tea in them. But why is that? As mentioned above, green tea contains natural antioxidants which help to protect your skin from the adverse signs and symptoms of aging. These antioxidants can aid in helping prevent your skin from sun damage, age spots, saggy skin, and more. Simply mix 1 Tbsp of green tea leaves with a cup of all-natural yogurt in order to create a face mask. Apply this mask over your skin and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes.

As you can see, green tea does more wonders for your body than you could have ever imagined. When added to your skincare routine, green tea can bring you many benefits. To learn more about skincare, contact our office today!

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