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Camellia Sinensis (aka. Green tea): The promise of youth… For your skin!

The obsession with youthful skin has taken the world by storm. People are constantly looking for new ways to slow down aging.

What if you could find the secret that could help you reach this goal? Listen closely… because the secret is: Camellia Sinensis and to boot, it can give you radiant, glowing skin!

Camellia Sinensis is also known as green tea and for thousands of years, it has been used as a medicine. It has a great variety of uses that can contribute to our overall health and of course our skin’s health. [1]

As part of a regular skin care regimen, green tea has high anti-oxidant levels and anti-inflammatory properties that both play a role in protecting your skin from harm. 

Camellia Sinensis can really help to improve your skin so that you can enjoy the benefits of youthful, glowing skin!

Camellia Sinensis as an anti-oxidant
Anti-oxidants are perhaps the most important category of skin care ingredients out there and you can never get too much of them! They help to combat various elements that are responsible for skin damage.

Several types of make-up and beauty products are traditionally infused with vitamins like A, C and E (which are rich anti-oxidants) or with artificial antioxidants. It is interesting to know, however, that Camellia Sinensis is an even more potent anti-oxidant than any of these vitamins or artificially manufactured antioxidants. [1][2]

Camellia Sinensis as an anti-inflammatory agent
Tea has been used through the years as a home remedy for wounds, burns and swelling.

Green tea is, for instance, known to ease the inflammation and itching caused by insect bites and it is also considered to stop small wounds from bleeding out.

Camellia Sinensis has a calming effect on the skin and its anti-inflammatory properties make it beneficial for treating skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis and inflammatory lesions. [1][2]

Acne
Suffer from acne? Green tea can help to reduce acne which is caused by certain bacteria and the process of inflammation.

Green tea contains micronutrients that actually feed our immune systems and strengthen our bodies. When our immune systems are strong, our bodies are able to heal themselves. If you consider this along with the anti-inflammatory properties of Camellia Sinensis, you can bid acne farewell! [1][3] 

Skin regeneration
The anti-oxidant properties of Camellia Sinensis make it ideal for natural skin care as they are useful for promoting the regeneration of skin cells by increasing the biological energy needed for cell renewal. [1]

When our bodies produce new skin cells our skins are revitalized and the results are exquisite.

UV protection
While green tea can reduce sun damage to the skin, it does not block the harmful rays of the sun. It is always important to use a sunscreen that will protect you from the sun.

Researchers are, however, looking into the possibility of using green tea extracts to create a natural sunblock. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? [1][4]

Anti-aging
Ultraviolet irradiation can cause skin changes like wrinkling and premature skin aging.

Due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Green tea can counteract the signs of aging and it can even help to improve the skin’s elasticity along with preventing or reducing wrinkles. [5]

Get a dose of youth for your skin!
So, make sure that you consider using natural skin care products that contain Camellia Sinensis to tweak the appearance of your skin. The secret is out and now your skin can be as young and vibrant as you want it to be!

 

References:

  1.  Sharangi AB. Medicinal and therapeutic potentialities of tea (Camellia sinensis L.)–A review. Food Research International. 2009 Jun 1;42(5-6):529-35.
  2.  Hsu S. Green tea and the skin. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2005 Jun 1;52(6):1049-59.
  3.  Tanghetti EA. The role of inflammation in the pathology of acne. The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology. 2013 Sep;6(9):27.
  4.  Yusuf N, Irby C, Katiyar SK, Elmets CA. Photoprotective effects of green tea polyphenols. Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine. 2007 Feb 1;23(1):48-56.
  5.  Lee KO, Kim SN, Kim YC. Anti-wrinkle effects of water extracts of teas in hairless mouse. Toxicological research. 2014 Dec;30(4):283.