Tea Time – The Beautiful Benefits of Green Tea

Dollarphotoclub_53071624Teas, like green tea, have been used to improve the overall health and appearance of skin for centuries. Rich in antioxidants and anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, tea is one of the most powerful ingredients you can add to your skin care routine!

According to Hasan Mukhtar, PhD, a professor and the director of research in the department of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, green tea’s antioxidant property is key to its skin-protective qualities. “Of all the antioxidants known to mankind, the components of green tea are the most potent,” says Mukhtar. “Antioxidants are those agents which can counteract the effects of oxidant radicals.” Oxidant radicals — or free radicals, as they are commonly called — are byproducts of the body that can cause damage to cells and tissues. Antioxidants bind to the free radicals, deactivating them before they can cause harm. 1

Terranova's Tuberose Body  Wash with Green Tea Extract
Terranova’s Tuberose Body Wash with Green Tea Extract

Green tea is also rich in polyphenols that have been shown to have antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Most of the polyphenols in green tea are catechins, which have also been shown to function as anti-inflammatory and anticancer agents. One of the major catechins in green tea has been shown to be the most effective agent against skin inflammation and even skin cancer! 1

Green tea extract also contains methylxanthines, an agent that stimulates skin microcirculation and therefore improves the tone and health of the skin. 2

Furthermore, green tea extract can actually decrease wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance by prohibiting the break down of collagen (the stuff that gives your skin firmness and elasticity, or that youthful “bounce”). 2

Terranova's Rain Body Mist with Green Tea & Aloe
Terranova’s Rain Body Mist with Green Tea & Aloe

Experience the beautiful benefits of Green Tea for yourself in the following Terranova products infused with green tea extract:

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1.)  “Green Tea Could Be Good for Your Skin Study Finds,” Web MD Health News, http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin/20000817/green-tea-could-be-good-for-your-skin-study-finds

2.)  “The Benefits of Green Tea Extract,” Skincareclub, https://skincareclub.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/skin-benefits-green-tea-extract/

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