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5 Benefits Of Green Tea For Skin

Have you ever heard that drinking green tea is good for your skin? 


Yes! being rich with antioxidants and nutrients, green tea is considered to have benefits for a variety of health issues.

2018 study showed the major polyphenolic compound present in green tea, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), was found to exhibit a wide range of therapeutic properties including:

  • anti-oxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-atherosclerosis 
  • anti-diabetes

In a scientific study these plant polyphenols were shown to offer the skin protection and supporting immune system.

  1. Green tea and acne

According to a 2016 review trusted source, the EGCG in green tea has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. They have shown improvement in treating acne and oily skin.

  1. Oily skin

Acne is the result of excess sebum clogged in pores and stimulating bacterial growth.

EGCG is again anti-androgenic and lowers lipid levels. This makes it effective at reducing sebum excretions in the skin. By reducing sebum, EGCG can slow or stop the development of acne.

  1. Anti-aging

Drinking green tea and applying it to your skin can help your skin handle the aging process better.

A small 2005 study trusted source of 80 women showed an improvement of skin elasticity with a combination regimen of topical and oral green tea.

  1. Green tea and puffy eyes

If you’re experiencing puffy eyes, this green tea home remedy for puffy eyes may provide relief. It’s a simple method.

These are the steps:

  1. Steep or soak two green tea bags for tea to drink.
  2. Squeeze the bags to remove excess liquid.
  3. Put the tea bags in the refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Place the tea bags on your closed eyes for up to 30 minutes.

5 Benefits Of Green Tea For Skin

  1. Green tea and skin cancer

According to a 2003 study trusted source, the polyphenols in green tea can be used as pharmacological agents for the prevention of solar UVB light-induced skin disorders in humans including:

  • Melanoma skin cancer
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Photo-aging

So adding green tea in your daily routine won’t only make you feel lighter but will also protect you from various skin diseases in future.

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Dr. Sayyam Azam is certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (U.S). During her specialized training, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state of art Aesthetic Centre (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.


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