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This beauty journo wants to spotlight Green Tea and here’s why…

Green tea in your skincare? Period faace is packed with it. Yes, there’s a reason for that…

Green tea as a drink, is famous for its antioxidant properties, and it has been known to reduce coronary inflammation. It kind of makes sense that it will have similar properties when used in a skincare product, particularly one that’s meant to target tiredness and inflammation, often associated with that time of the month.

Here’s what green tea can do for your skin:

Antioxidant

Antioxidants protect our skin from damage, pollution, UV damage, and other environmental factors like exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and more, all of which are very common in a city. Antioxidants are a powerful anti-ageing group of ingredients, necessary in a routine for anyone over 30. Sunscreen is always important too! Green tea has a very powerful antioxidant EGCG that specifically helps to target sun damage.

On its own, Vitamin E is an excellent ingredient to help against pigmentation, so imagine what it can do paired with the other properties of green tea!

Anti-inflammatory 

Redness and irritation are signs that something is bothering your skin, and your system is trying to get rid of it. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties green tea leaves have, skin irritation, swelling and redness will be reduced. Any inflammatory conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis can benefit from green tea too.

Anti-acne

Adding to the anti-inflammatory benefits, green tea can help to soothe acne as well, thanks to the polyphenols that regulate sebum production, which as we know leads to acne. Polyphenols are also antimicrobial and help to fight infection. 

Moisturising

Another key component of green tea, is vitamin E. Vitamin E has multiple benefits – it hydrates, improves skin texture and repairs the skin. On its own, Vitamin E is an excellent ingredient to help against pigmentation, so imagine what it can do paired with the other properties of green tea!

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