By now you must have heard of the green tea benefits for your health, but did you know that it’s also great as natural skin care product? Green tea is full of antioxidants that work against free radicals in your blood. Free radicals can not only lead to cancer and also cause heart problems. Several studies have proven that green tea can help prevent cardiovascular disease, boost immune system and also improve the appearance of your skin by slowing down the aging process. Read on to learn other green tea benefits.
We have been hearing a lot about the health benefits of green tea, and with over a decade of research the jury must be in with the verdict… Does green tea have health benefits and is it really good for you? Read on to find the answer…
What is green tea? Most of the green tea is made using the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. The Chinese are considered the first to grow it, and the usage spread all over the Far East. There are many varieties and they differ substantially from one another due to growing conditions, production processes and harvest time. There are numerous Chinese varieties, Japanese, Vietnamese and Sri Lankan. Usually the leaves are dried quickly either by steam or by dry cooking in hot pans. This way the oxidation is minimized and that is what gives the green tea its benefits.
The antioxidants that are found in abundance in green tea are substances that are known to scavenge free radicals in the blood. Free radicals can cause plaque in the arteries, and they can interfere in the normal operation of the brain causing dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Some of the other benefits of green tea that I found is that you can use it as a natural toner for your skin. Just use a cotton ball dipped in tea and apply it to your face. It’s best to leave it on over night.
You can also use green tea extract on your eczema or psoriasis break outs. It moisturizes the skin and reduces itching. There are many benefits of green tea as a natural skin care product.