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The Benefits of Green Tea to the Skin

Updated on June 10, 2013

Did you know that drinking green tea and applying it topically will help you achieve a clearer, more beautiful complexion?

Yes! It’s true. Various clinical researches and tests show that this amazing health wonder can help you achieve a younger-looking, more flawless, healthier skin. Green tea is a safe, cheap, natural alternative to the numerous beauty products out in the market today that are jam-packed with harmful chemicals.

Here are the top four green tea benefits to the skin.

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Green Tea Fights Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin disorders today. It can inflict emotional pain and suffering to those who have it.

Thankfully, anyone suffering from acne can effectively treat it by using acne products that contain green tea extract. Green tea is a safe alternative to benzoyl peroxide, the chemical that is the main active ingredient in many acne solutions such as ProActiv (the famous product endorsed by celebrities like Katy Perry and Justin Beiber).

Though it is effective in treating acne, benzoyl peroxide has numerous side effects such as burning, itching, peeling, flaking, and even swelling. But unlike benzoyl peroxide, green tea does not have side effects, yet it’s still as effective as the said chemical in treating acne.

Green Tea Fights the Signs of Skin Aging

Free radicals, which are present everywhere, can cause serious damage to your health and skin. One perfect example of how devastating free radicals can be to your skin is premature skin aging. If left untreated, free radicals can cause wrinkles, eye damages, and various skin diseases such as skin cancer.

Fortunately, you can fight free radicals and keep your skin from aging prematurely by drinking green tea and applying it onto your skin. Green tea is very rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants like vitamins C and B12 are helpful substances that effectively neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals.

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Green Tea Provides Protection Against the Damaging Effects of UV Radiation

Too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be very harmful. Not only do you get sunburn but you also increase your risk of acquiring various skin disorders and ultimately skin cancer. However, it’s also important for you to note that moderate exposure to the sun’s rays on a regular basis is also beneficial to your health since it triggers the production of vitamin D.

If you plan on being under sun for long periods of time, then make sure that you use a product that contains green tea extract. Clinical research shows that applying green tea on your skin will help protect it from the damaging effects of UV radiation.

Green Tea Prevents Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is considered as the most dreaded skin disease today. However, people need not fear skin cancer anymore. Recent studies show that drinking green tea can lower your risk of developing this fatal skin disease. One such research conducted in the UK showed that those who drank green tea on a regular basis lowered their risks of acquiring the said disease by 65 percent.

Now this is good news for people who love to be under the sun for long periods of time, or for those whose jobs require constant sun exposure. By simply drinking two or more glasses of green tea daily, they can significantly lower their risks of developing skin cancer.

If you want to experience the many green tea benefits to the skin, make sure that you incorporate it to your lifestyle starting today. Instead of grabbing a cup of coffee or a can of soda, why not make the switch to green tea. It’s not only refreshing; it’s beneficial to your health and skin as well. Finally, don’t forget to opt for beauty products that contain green tea extract for you to fully experience the benefits of this natural health wonder.

If you want to learn more about green tea and its amazing benefits to your health, make sure you visit this green tea benefits blog.


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    • Paul Corvan profile imageAUTHOR

      Paul Corvan 

      5 years ago

      You're welcome

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      Quite informative hub, good one. Thanks for sharing.

    • Paul Corvan profile imageAUTHOR

      Paul Corvan 

      5 years ago

      I'm glad you find this hub helpful soconfident.

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      Derrick Bennett 

      5 years ago

      I heard of all kinds of things that green tea can do, but this is new to me.

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