Did you know that Green Tea is the one-hit wonder to care for a variety of health concerns? For years people all over the world have enjoyed a cup to fend off sickness and boost their immune system. Among some of its studied benefits, Green Tea has been found to be effective in maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of cancer and improving brain function.
But did you know that Green Tea also improves the health of your skin? Your skin serves as a first-impression billboard to the world around you of the effects of environmental aggressors. Each day you are likely exposed to damage from UV rays which cause premature aging. Sun burns as well as sun tans morph into spotted and wrinkled skin down the road. Trust me, I know. The sunbathing days of our 20’s haunt us in our 30’s and beyond. The Winter’s whipping wind sucks the moisture right out of your skin, leaving it dry and cracked and sometimes achy and bleeding. The beauty of Green Tea is that it combats and protects against these unwelcome irritants, no matter the season.
- Prevention of sun damage. Green Tea serves as an enhancement to sunscreen and reduces sun damage. It does not block the UV rays, but rather it decreases inflammation to the skin and stops free radicals at work.
- Because of its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it can slow the signs of aging.
- It improves your complexion.
- It pulls out toxins from your skin.
- It heals your blemishes and scars.
- It decreases your skin inflammation.
- It improves your skin’s elasticity.
- It slows down skin cell growth. This is important for people who suffer from dandruff and/or psoriasis because psoriasis is caused by an over-production of skin cells.
So drink up and enjoy the variety of health benefits garnered from a cup of Green Tea. If you are like me and can barely stand the bitter taste, soak that baby in Honey. I also use our Neem Green Tea face and body soap to wash my face morning and night. In this way, my skin and body are enjoying the many benefits of Green Tea without a daily commitment to a bitter cup of tea.
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