Green Tea Benefits - Homemade Skin Care

Green Tea comes from the leaves of the Camelia sinensis evergreen type of shrub. This shrub is grown in many countries around the world, like Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Australia, and Indonesia, but the majority of it is grown in China.
Freshly picked leaves are, quickly, steamed, rolled on mats and heated, to prevent oxidization. Oxidization is the process in which tea leaves interact with oxygen, turning them dark in color. The categories of teas are based on their oxidization level. Green tea is unoxidized.

What are the green tea health benefits? It has powerful antioxidants benefits, with antiseptic, anti inflammatory, anti viral and antifungal properties, too. It can be used topically or orally.

Health Benefits of Green Tea:-

Lowers LDL cholesterol level
Strengthens immune system
Fights Viral, bacterial and fungal infections
Lowers risk of types of cancer
Quenches free radicals
Inhibits abnormal function of blood clots

Benefits of Green Tea and Skin Care:-

Reduces inflammation
Lowers risk of having rheumatoid arthritis
Used to treat minor cuts, rashes, spots and blemishes
Helps reduce acne
Helps provide a youthful appearance
Used to treat sunburns - found in many sunscreens
Slows developmental signs of aging

With the exposure to pollution, smoking and excessive sunlight there is an increase of free radicals in the blood. Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly, epigallocatechin gallate, (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful antioxidant that inhibits the growth and kills cancer cells, without harming healthy tissue.

Green tea helps with a variety of skin care concerns including: psoriasis, wrinkles, rosacea, sunburns and acne. It provides skin with elasticity, inhibits formation of freckles and dark spots and gives skin a more youthful appearance. When it used in topical formulations, such as sunscreens, it reduces sun damage by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation, rather than just blocking ultraviolet rays. It contains vitamins A and B (2) to help combat acne. It lowers the risk of having Rheumatoid arthritis. It rejuvenates, soothes, tones and protects the skin.

Green tea is used in countries such as; India, Thailand and Japan have used as a medicine from helping digestion to healing wounds. Its use has risen in the United States, as well. You will find it used within, many, commercial and homemade skin care products including deodorants, homemade shampoo, soaps, lotions, and more.