Why Green Tea Should Be Part Of Your Skincare Routine?
A lot of us drink green tea on a daily basis to reap its health benefits but what many of us do not know is how green tea can also benefit our skin and give us that amazing glow that we are all aiming for. So for today's post we are shining the spotlight on the benefits of green tea for the skin.
#1 It can unclog your pores
This is good news for us who want to prevent our pores from getting bigger. The leaves of the green tea plant make a good exfoliator, it is not too rough like coffee powder but just nice like a sugar scrub which makes it gentle on the face. Just check out the Neogen Real Fresh Cleansing Stick Green Tea. It contains green tea seed oil and green tea leaves that will allow you to get a deep cleanse in one swipe. Besides, its non-liquid state makes it an ideal travel companion. Just check out this blog post for our other kbeauty travel picks. If you prefer chemical exfoliators, the Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling highlights green tea as their main ingredient which is suitable for our acne skin beauties.
#2 It can shield you from those harmful UV rays
If you haven't read our blog post about the importance of sunscreen then you'll know why putting on SPF is important. While green tea cannot replace your sunscreen, studies have shown that applying green tea onto your skin protects it from those UV rays. Hence, why we love the Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care , not only does it have Jeju green tea extract but it also has sunflower oil which also hydrate your skin while protecting it. Plus it is a good makeup primer.
#3 It is a powerful antibacterial agent
Polyphenols which is the compound that gives the green tea plant its colour, can also damage bacterial membranes and fight against infection. This allows it to treat bacterial growth that causes acne. It can also help to soothe any bacterial inflammation allowing for a smoother toned skin which is why we love putting on our favourite Innisfree or Etude House green tea sheet mask to fight those acnes.
#4 Its a good anti-aging antioxidant
Yes, you heard it right. Green tea is an anti-aging antioxidant and if you've read our blog post you'll know that we love how antioxidants can help us 20 somethings stay dewy and fresh looking. Green tea is filled with vitamin E which you all already know is a good hydrator which also nourishes your skin but did you know that green tea also contains vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 is essential for skin health maintenance as it helps to maintain collagen levels. Hence, why you'll see the Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Essence in our daily routine.