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Green tea Benefits for Skin - Know how it works!

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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (193 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri  •  11 years experience
Green tea Benefits for Skin -  Know how it works!

Looking beautiful is what everyone wants but the cosmetic products we use are at times hard on skin. This is the reason people want to use natural products. There are many natural things which you can use and one of them is green tea. Making green tea as a part of your daily routine can work wonders and bring a mesmerizing glow on your skin.

Green tea benefits for skin

Green tea has numerous nutrients like polyphenols, ECGC, antioxidants, vitamin E and B2, etc. that are perfect for healthy skin. Here are some of the green tea benefits for skin:

  1. Reducing the risk of skin cancer (Melanoma):

    Green tea consists of polyphenols which can be used as a pharmacological agent and helps to protect the skin from UV-rays and also fights DNA damage. Green tea is also helpful in treating nonmelanoma skin cancers and photoaging.

  2. Helps reducing acne:

    Green tea possesses ECGC (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). This compound works as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature thus helps in reducing acne and also fights other skin infections such as candidiasis, dermatitis, and warts.

  3. Slows down skin aging:

    Some research studies have shown that topically applying green tea or green tea extracts on skin makes it elastic and slows down the aging process.

  4. Helps control oily skin:

    Green tea compound ECGC is anti-adrenergic which regulates the oil production. It reduces the amount of oil on the skin.

  5. Prevents skin irritation:

    Green tea is full of anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing skin irritation, redness, and swelling. You can use green tea extracts or products which have green tea in the areas which are affected. It also hydrates the skin and gives a soothing effect.

  6. Maintaining skin health:

    Green tea has vitamin E and vitamin B2 present in it which helps in maintaining skin health. Vitamin B2 helps in keeping the skin youthful and firm, while vitamin E helps in new skin cell growth and also makes the skin softer and glowing.

How to use green tea for skin whitening?

Green tea contributes to skin whitening due to the presence of anti-oxidants which promotes skin complexion. It helps in removing toxins from the body which makes skin whiter and reduces dullness.

  • Combine green tea leaves with raw milk and rose water. Then apply this mixture on the skin and it helps in removing dark spots giving you fair and healthy skin.
  • Apart from applying green tea on the skin, you can also drink it regularly for skin whitening. The green tea ingredients will definitely make your skin beautiful and healthy.

How to use green tea for dry skin?

Green tea has a good amount of vitamin E present in it which helps in keeping the skin hydrated helps in reducing dryness. Here are some of the ways in which green tea can be used for curing skin dryness:

  1. Green tea and Honey:

    Combine honey and green tea and make a smooth mixture. Apply it on your skin and keep it for 10-20 minutes. Wash the area with normal water and pat your skin dry.

    How it works:

    Honey is an excellent humectant that makes it reducing the dryness of the skin. Green tea and honey, when used in combination, help to restore the moisture balance of the skin.

  2. Green tea and Avocado

    Combine green tea and avocado together and make a smooth mixture. Apply it on the skin and keep it for about 15-20 minutes. Wash the area with normal water and pat your skin dry.

    How it works:

    Avocado is a source of antioxidants, vitamin B and fatty acids which helps in making your skin moisturized. Green tea and avocado, when mixed together, make your skin hydrated, provides nourishment and improves overall skin health.

Green Tea Recipes for Skincare

Here are some of the green tea recipes which you can use for skincare:

  1. Green tea and sugar scrub:

    In order to get the exfoliating, beautiful and healthy skin you can use sugar and green tea mixture.

    Ingredients needed:

    • Green tea leaves
    • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
    • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
    • 1 tsp matcha powder

    Mix all these ingredients together and make a body scrub. Apply the scrub on your skin for half an hour and then have a bath with normal water. This scrub is high in antioxidants and helps to restore skin hydration and make it look younger.

  2. Green tea and Epsom salt bath soak:

    Green tea and Epsom salt can become a good combination to lighten you body, getting refreshed, and making your skin glow.

    Ingredients needed:

    • 1 cup of Epsom salt
    • 1 cup green tea leaves
    • Few drops of peppermint essential oils

    Swirl all these ingredients in hot water and soak yourself in for 20-25 minutes. After that rinse, your body with normal water. This bath will revive your whole body and make you feel fresh.

  3. Green tea and coconut body lotion:

    Green tea and coconut body lotion is a good way to reduce skin inflammation and smoothens the skin.

    Ingredients needed:

    • 1 cup of coconut oil
    • 2 tablespoons green tea

    Whip coconut oil and mix it with green tea. You can apply this lotion after a bath or on the areas with redness or irritation. This lotion is organic and easy to make and has all the green tea nutrients.

Thus green tea can be used in many ways for making our skin glowing, healthy and beautiful.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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