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Green Tea Benefits For Acne

Updated on November 14, 2009

Green tea has been a part of every day life for the Asian community for centuries. It has been used not only as a beverage but also for its healing properties. In recent years green tea benefits for acne has be widely researched and the findings have concluded that both drinking the liquid and using it as an extract has positive effects of the skin and the body.

The Origins of Green Tea

Green tea leaves actually derives from the same plant as ordinary black tea. The difference is in the way that it is processed. Normal black tea is fermented while green tea is just dried. This gives it its lighter flavour and colour and helps it to retain its medicinal benefits.

Here are just a few of the benefits to be gained from green tea.

Green Tea Is Affordable

It is a cheaper alternative to the huge array of acne skin care products available on the market today. 

Green tea has great qualities to help with acne
Green tea has great qualities to help with acne

Natural Cleansing Properties

Drinking a cup of tea helps to cleanse the body of toxins in a completely natural way. Some people also like the fact that green tea can help with weight loss.

Works Like An Antibiotic

The tea extracts works as an antibiotic as it can help to reduce infections which can cause irritable skin and add to the aggravation and proliferation of acne. This stimulant also assists in fighting off bacteria.

Common Addition To Many Herbal Remedies

If you look at the product ingredients of most herbal remedies you will find that green tea extract features among many of the brands. If you combine a cup of tea with using a product containing extracts you will be able to double the benefits gained.

Use Green Teabag As A Natural Compress

After drinking, you can use the teabag as a compress to soothe the skin. Nothing is wasted. Apply the cold teabag directly on the areas of your face where the acne appears. This also helps with the infection.

Pay Attention To Caffeine Levels

Although green tea has some great benefits you have to be aware of your intake because of the level of caffeine it contains. The amount is roughly the equivalent to half a cup of coffee and you should be fine as long as you monitor how much you are drinking.

Green tea can soothe acne
Green tea can soothe acne

Other medicinal benefits related to this plant have included its positive effects on people who have suffered from cancer, cardiovascular problems and irregular cholesterol levels. Green tea can not cure ailments but it is an excellent addition to ongoing treatment that people are receiving.

Drinking green tea can be beneficial for your overall health. It is a very simple thing to incorporate into your every day life. It can be an acquired taste for some people as it is different to regular tea. If you really can not get used to the flavour, you could still reap the herbal benefits by taking green tea capsules or green tea vitamins as a daily supplement.

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    Mzoghori 8 years ago

    As you observe caffeine levels, you should also know that it stimulates the breakdown of fat cells and also widens blood vessels in certain areas stimulating circulation and blood flow. This helps in the removal of toxins, fat and excess fluids. Products containing aloe vera can bring positive effects to your skin since continuous studies have shown that it can protect the skin from environmental factors and promote skin regenetion.

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    rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

    I've been taking green tea for about a month now and can feel the benefits already. I use a teaspoon of honey in the tea, just be careful at night where this may keep you awake.