Green Tea: The Antioxidant Powerhouse
Posted: Oct 12 2017
We’ve all heard that drinking green tea is good for our health. Countless articles have appeared in various publications online, offline, at your grocer’s praising the antioxidant benefits of green tea. Some of us might even own a matcha whisk and use it regularly, some of us (me included) prefer the tea bags; because who has the time to whisk anything in the mornings. These antioxidant claims are all true, but did you know that green tea is also a fabulous ingredient for your skin just as much as it is for the inside of your body?
Let’s start off with a little bit of science. Green tea contains a huge amount of antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals that protect and nourish your skin. It also has a multitude of vitamins such as folate, manganese, magnesium, and b-vitamins. On top of that, green tea contains caffeine which contracts blood vessels and makes your skin appear firmer.
Green tea is a great anti-aging ingredient that helps to slow down the free radicals that accelerate the aging process. It is also great for helping to treat acne by bringing down the inflammation of a pimple. It is no wonder that the Evelyn Iona Green Tea Primer features this amazing multi-purpose and beneficial ingredient.
Time for a DIY to get the amazing skin benefits of green tea!
DIY Green Tea Mask
3 Tablespoons of plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon of ground tea leaves or matcha
Pinch of turmeric powder
Mix all three ingredients together. Apply on a clean face and neck. Allow the mixture to sit on your skin for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Use once or twice a week.
This mask will gently exfoliate your skin thanks to the lactic acid in the yogurt. It will help moisturize and calm sensitized skin and bring down any inflammation with the help of the tea and turmeric. You can fight skin aging with beneficial polyphenols found in green tea, which help neutralize skin damage, age spots and fine lines accelerated by the exposure to the sun. Enjoy!