Initially, it was only in China that people used to consume green tea and it was also used medicinally for several centuries for treating ailments ranging from headache to depression. These days, people belonging to different corners of the world have green tea because of the several benefits it offers.
It has a very high quantity of antioxidants and enzymes, phytochemicals and amino acids such as polyphenols. It also contains Vitamin B, Manganese, Foliate, Potassium, Caffeine and Magnesium.
Along with the health benefits, it also has a very impressive range of benefits for the skin as well as hair.
For enhancing your beauty, you may also use it in the beauty masks. Also, consuming it daily may help you.
Green Tea helps in improving the complexion of the skin and also makes it healthy. It flushes out all the toxins from the skin, helps in healing scars and blemishes and even reduces inflammation. It improves the elasticity of the skin. According to a study in 2003 done by The Medical College of Georgia, green tea helps in aiding the rejuvenation of the skin. It may be used for treating skin wounds and diseases.
The tannins and antioxidants present in the beverage helps in treating dark circles as well as puffy eyes. It is quite helpful in shrinking the blood vessels under delicate skin which is there around our eyes. This helps in reducing puffiness and swelling. Vitamin K present in it helps in lightening dark circles.
Green tea contains antioxidants and anti-aging benefits which help in delaying all the signs of aging of the skin like sun damage, sagging skin, age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines.
It has polyphenols which help in neutralizing the dangerous free-radicals that may cause prominent damage to our skin and may also accelerate the process of aging.
It also helps in fighting and preventing skin cancer.
The Catechins present in the green tea is the anti-bacterial agents which help in fighting acne-causing bacteria. The Catechins also help in regulating the hormonal imbalances present in our body which is the main cause of acne.
Also, the anti-inflammatory properties present in green tea help in reducing the inflammation and redness which is caused due to acne.
A study published in 2012 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology summed up that Epigallocatechin 3 Gallate which is a component present in Green Tea helps in treating acne through modulation of the intracellular- molecular targets and the acne bacteria.
Green Tea is also known to be quite as effective as a natural and organic skin toner. It helps in drawing out all the impurities present in the skin, reduces the large and open pores and offers the skin a very nice and healthy glow. It also helps in keeping the skin hydrated which is very important for the skin.
People having different skin-conditions, as rosacea and psoriasis may also try this remedy.
Green tea has a very high quantity of anti-oxidants which promote the growth of hair. The Catechins present in the green tea has 5 alpha-reductase properties which help in blocking DHT which is one of the main causes of loss of hair. It also helps in promoting hair growth and prevents the most common issues of hair such as dry and itchy scalp as well as dandruff.
Green Tea is known to protect the skin from the harmful and risky UV (ultraviolet) rays that are emitted from the sun. The Tan acid, polyphenols and the bromine present in it may help in soothing and healing the sunburnt skin by neutralizing damage from the exposure to the Ultra Violet rays.
According to a study published in 2011 in the Biophysical and Biochemical Research Communications Journal stated that EGCG present in it helps in preventing a particular kind of skin cancer known as melanoma through inhibition of the genes which activate inflammation.
Apart from making the hair healthy and strong, it also brings shine to the hair. It also protects the hair from the damage which is caused because of harsh chemicals and pollution.
Also, the very level of Vitamins E & C and Pantheon help in keeping the hair conditioned all the time.
Because of the astringent and antioxidant properties present in green tea, it may help in shrinking the enlarged and open pores which often tend to become clogged and get bacteria-infected eventually. Therefore, it helps in smoothening as well as tightening the skin.
The slightly rough texture of the green tea helps in exfoliating the skin for getting rid of the dead skin cells, dirt as well as all the other impurities.
So these are some of the wonderful benefits that green tea offers to our skin as well as hair. It makes the skin and hair glows and fights all signs of aging. Thus, people who are about to cross the age of 30 may start their consumption on a regular basis.
But, you need to keep in mind that excess consumption of green tea is also quite harmful to health. You need to consume it in moderate quantities.