The Four Amazing “Anti” Properties of Green Tea

The health benefits of drinking green tea are widely praised.  Did you know that, even when applied topically, green tea has all kinds of benefits for your skin?  It’s one of the natural ingredients that we love, and you can find it in our Detoxifying Cleanser, Hydrating Moisturizer, and Nourishing Blueberry Mask.  So grab yourself a delicious mug of green tea, and read below for the “anti” power of this little leaf!

Anti-bacterial – Green tea contains catechins, which are anti-bacterial agents.  That means it can help to fight off acne-causing bacteria, and even decrease the hormone activity that leads to some acne in the first place.  It can also help heal blemishes and scars that may already be on your skin. 

Anti-oxidants – Free radicals can accelerate the aging process by causing skin damage.  Green tea contains polyphenols which can help neutralize the free radicals and protect your skin.  (Is anyone else picturing a green tea superhero engaged in a battle with the evil free radical villain, or is that just me?)

Anti-inflammatory – Inflammation can lead to skin issues like psoriasis and rosacea, and the anti-inflammatory compounds in green tea can help to soothe and heal these issues.  If your skin is sensitive or prone to redness, green tea can help there too.  And if you’re looking to treat the inflammation and redness associated with acne, green tea comes to the rescue again!

Anti-aging – Green tea has the ability to neutralize damage done by UV exposure and help protect the skin from sun damage (though it’s not an excuse to skip the SPF, friends!).  Sun damage contributes to premature aging, accelerating the appearance of sagging skin, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.  Prevention goes a long way, but if you’re already tackling some of these issues, green tea can help.  When used regularly, it can help increase skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Studies also show that green tea can rejuvenate skin cells that are at the end of their life cycle!

There are a lot of products out there that tackle all of the same problems.  We pride ourselves on bringing you products that handle the problems naturally without all of the harsh chemicals.  Green tea is powerful, gentle, and effective.  And, delicious.

 

Namaste,

Cassandra Murphy

Co-founder

Mindful Skincare



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