Green tea and its extract can be found as an ingredient in the composition of many face and body cosmetics. Cleansing masks with green tea, anti-aging peels and relaxing shower gels are just some of them. Since green tea applied to the body and skin can improve their condition, what happens once you apply it from the inside? How will consumed green tea affect your skin and health? We rush to answer within the following article.
Green tea’s influence on the complexion
Green tea leaves are a particularly rich source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, E, K and B vitamins, iron, calcium, manganese, potassium, and many other valuable mineral elements. Such composition makes it an injection of essential vitamins for the skin of all ages. The high vitamin C concentration can additionally even out and brighten the skin tone, reduce discoloration and dark circles under the eyes, and aid blood microcirculation. As a result, the skin becomes extremely even and beautifully radiant.
Polyphenol – longevity’s allies
Green tea is characterized by an exceptionally high content of polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants on an extremely effective antioxidant effect. Antioxidation is the process of fighting and reducing free radicals (or oxidants), i.e. reactive oxygen molecules with unpaired electrons. Due to their chemical nature, oxidants bind with other cell structures with great ease. In the process of such bonding, free radicals disrupt cellular structures, consequently leading to destruction and death of the cell. The dying of skin cells is a process responsible for and resulting in skin aging. By acting as an antioxidant, polyphenols inhibit the process of skin cell death. Thanks to such effect, they pose as the primary opponent of aging processes, preventing e.g. the formation of wrinkles and sagging of the skin.
Green tea and the bactericidal effect
Thanks to its unique content, green tea shows effective antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Thanks to this, it can inhibit the overactivity of the sebaceous glands, preventing the excessive sebum secretion responsible for the formation of acne and undesired imperfections.
Complexion’s best friend? Definitely matcha
Matcha is powdered green tea, grown with the use of a traditional shading method. It is not brewed like standard leaf tea, but mixed with water instead. Thanks to this, you can provide the entire nutritional value of green tea, not just its mere infusion. Its preparation consists in simple combination of the powder with water. Thanks to such unique form, matcha provides the body with the fullest power of valuable nutrients. One cup of matcha is 10 times more effective than a serving of traditional green leaf tea – also for the skin. You can also make DIY home cosmetics with matcha, as the powder easily and perfectly blends with greasy creams and lotions.