Green Tea Benefits to Your Skin

You probably know that a green tea fix is awesome for your body (green tea is packed with antioxidants, which help protect the body from free radicals). But--news flash!--putting green tea on your skin is beneficial, too! 

Green tea is made from unfermented tea leaves and contains a very high concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols. Remember how I said that these antioxidants help protect the body from those nasty free radicals? Well, the antioxidants protect your skin in a similar way. There has been some research suggesting that when green tea extract is applied directly to skin it reduces sunburn. 

Obviously don't replace your sunscreen with green tea. But the evidence suggests that antioxidant skin care products may enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen. We all know the dangers of sun exposure so the idea that antioxidants can help your sunscreen work better is great news! Green tea polyphenols function as both antioxidants and anti-inflammatories so it makes sense that it's such a superstar skin care ingredient!

Green tea has great health benefits whether you drink it or apply it to your skin. And using it along with an SPF 30 helps to punch up your protection! 

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