Polyphenols are the component in green tea that makes it such a super star when it comes to your health and skin. These polyphenols work hard in your body attacking free radicals. Free radicals are the little unstable molecules that result in aging and disease when left on their own. Different everyday things cause free radicals to develop (stress, diet, and environmental exposures like the sun).
It’s clear that green tea works miracles, so let’s talk about the benefits as it relates to your skin:
- Fights Inflammation. The polyphenols help reduce inflammation. For those who suffer from red, inflamed skin caused from skin conditions such as rosacea and psoriasis, green tea can help get rid of that undesirable inflammation.
- Reduces Damage. As we mentioned, polyphenols attach themselves to those bad free radicals, which in turn reduces skin damage from the sun and helps to rejuvenate cells. Green tea is gentle and should not irritate the skin.
- Battles Acne. Green tea has antibacterial properties that help keep acne bacteria at bay. It also works to tighten up your pores since the tannins in green tea allow it to act as an astringent. Lastly, if you suffer from black heads and breakouts, green tea may be just what you need. Green tea work to reduce sebum production, which contributes to black heads and acne breakouts.
We knew green tea would be a powerhouse component in our skin care line so when we were developing our Multi-Perfecting Facial Scrub, we knew it was a must-have ingredient. This scrub is a beloved product because it works to exfoliate dead skin cells, moisturize, promote growth of new and younger cells, and illuminate to reveal a more lustrous, glowing complexion. Click here to learn more or to purchase any of the Authentically Branded hair or skin care line of products.