The health benefits of drinking green tea have been widely published, but did you know that it’s also great for your skin? By using skincare products that contain green tea as a key ingredient, you’re getting those beneficial effects of green directly to your skin. If you’re unfamiliar with green tea skincare, then read on to discover how it could boost your own beauty routine…
Antioxidants reduce fine lines and dark spots
You may already know that green tea is a powerful antioxidant. These antioxidants combat the damage caused by free radicals and can reduce your risks of obesity, heart disease and even cancer. Using a green tea based skincare product will also allow those powerful antioxidants to benefit your skin, reducing fine lines and clearing dark spots.
Green tea can banish acne
If you’re prone to acne, give green tea a try. It’s a great natural cure for acne as it’s a fantastic astringent, reducing the amount of sebum produced by the skin. Our favourite anti-acne face wash, Beyond Purifying Facial Cleanser contains green tea, and it’s also totally natural and chemical free.
Polyphenols and flavonoids help to protect your skin
Green tea is high in polyphenols and flavonoids. When green tea is applied to the skin, you’re applying an effective barrier layer of antioxidants that can help to protect you. It can keep free radicals from the environment, such as pollution and cigarette smoke away from your delicate skin, and it will also create a barrier to protect your skin from sun damage.
Helping with hydration
A high quality green tea skincare product will improve the ability of your skin to retain water and reduce the amount of water lost through your pores. When you’re out in the sun, green tea products will reduce sun-burn and skin redness caused by excessive heat. Cell damage is also reduced.
A natural treatment for skin conditions
Green tea is a natural anti-inflammatory and is very effective at soothing aggravating skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea and for reducing inflammation.
The best green tea skincare products
It’s important to choose products that are of a high quality and contain a good amount of beneficial green tea. We have picked out our favourite products that we trust to ensure our skin is healthy and looks great too.
Beyond Organic Satin Soft Body Lotion is a joy to apply and offers the detoxifying power of green tea, working in conjunction with cornflower that is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. Horse chestnut gives the added benefit of toning and firming your skin making this a fantastic all round moisturising lotion.
A night cream will help your skin repair itself from the stresses and strains of the day and we recommended Beyond Organic Regenerating Night Cream with green tea as one of several beneficial ingredients. You’ll wake each morning with skin that’s fresh and glowing.
Every good skincare regime needs a fine serum and with Beyond Organic Rejuvenating Serum you’re getting the extra benefits of green tea, This powerful serum combines green tea with rosehip oil and macadamia nut oil for anti-ageing properties without skin irritation.