Green Tea in Acne
Acne is a common adolescent skin condition as over 80% of men and women suffer from acne in their lifetime. Which makes it a very common skin problem. But although easy to diagnose, acne treatment is a bit complex. So apart from the medications that you are using for acne treatment, you need to also check your diet, to ensure you are eating and drinking the right stuff.
So today we are going to see one such drink which can actually help you to keep blemishes away. It’s called Green Tea.
Green tea is a type of tea that is made from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. Green tea originated in China but its production has spread to many countries in Asia. In fact, it’s closely related to the Japanese culture where they value it for its curative power more than the taste.
Over the years green tea has gained acceptance in India, & now people are readily moving towards this healthier option.
Health benefits of green tea in obesity, hypertension, arthritis have been well documented. But did you know that green tea is actually helpful in acne as well!! In recent years green tea has been subject to a lot of research and its effects in controlling acne are promising.
But to understand how green tea works, you must first understand what causes acne. Acne can be caused due to bacterial infection, inflammation, hormonal imbalance, oxidative stress or increased sebum (oil) secretion from skin
In such a situation green tea appears to be beneficial as it’s got anti-microbial as well as antibacterial properties. It has shown to inhibit the bacteria P.acne which causes acne.
Green tea also has the ability to reduce excess sebum production which further helps
However, what makes green tea a powerhouse is its antioxidant effects
Green tea contains multiple antioxidants like EGCG, carotenoids, tocopherols. They protect skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Green tea is a proven to be the perfect natural pimple solution.
Moreover, green tea has vitamins and provitamins which help reduce skin inflammation by modulating the immune system.
3 to 4 cups of consumption of green tea every day might prove to be beneficial in reducing frequent acne breakouts.
So anyone out there looking for home remedies for acne treatment, switch over to green tea immediately. It works!