This week is all about green tea! The idea of consuming tea has deep origins in early China. While it may not be scientifically proven, green tea is known to have many health benefits for the body. Internal benefits include: anti-inflammation, boosted metabolism and weight loss, antioxidants, antibacterial properties, improved brain function, and improved heart health.
Green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves. You will often see this term pop up in an ingredients list if green tea is present. Green tea in skincare can be just as beneficial as drinking it. It’s a super ingredient for every skin type from sensitive, to dry, to acne-prone, to oily. It contains caffeine which is great for fighting any inflammation or puffiness. There are also amino acids and vitamins that help with healing, detoxing your skin, and hydration.
The antioxidants in green tea are very powerful. Antioxidants are extremely helpful in fighting free radicals, or pollution from the environment that can damage or age the skin. They also help repair and protect the skin. Green tea’s antibacterial features are great for killing that bacteria that causes and spreads your breakouts.
The anti-inflammatory properties of green tea are wonderful when it comes to calming any breakouts or redness. It really helps soothe the irritated skin, contributing to a speedier recovery. Green tea is always my go-to when I have an angry breakout.
Green tea is the perfect example of an old-fashioned remedy that actually works. It’s good practice to drink a cup or two of green tea daily, but how can you add it into your skincare routine? Here are a couple products with green tea in them that I love:
If you want green tea in your skincare routine, look no further! This cleanser has tea leaves steeping in the bottom. It includes Camellia Sinensis leaf water as the first ingredient, which means it is highly concentrated. There is also green tea leaf extract in there. It’s very calming, antibacterial, and cleansing to the skin. I discussed this product in my Korean Skincare series, so if you want to learn more, check that out here!
This is a sheet mask I keep going back to. It’s a gel mask which is my favorite type. Gel masks really adhere to your skin and stay put. Cotton masks tend to suck the moisture back out of your skin if you leave them on too long. I usually don’t have this issue with gel masks. This Manefit mask is one of my faves in particular, because it has green tea leaves embedded in it. I like to kick up the green tea extract benefits a notch by keeping this sheet mask in the fridge, so it’s nice and chilled. You can find this mask on Soko Glam. It’s sold in a package of 1 mask or 4. This is a tiny splurge for me because I usually buy cheaper ones in bulk on Amazon, but I have repurchased the Manefit mask several times. It’s just too good!
I haven’t tried these following products just yet, but I’ve been hearing great things about them:
Has green tea done amazing things for your health and skin? Leave me a comment to share your green tea success story. Drink up!