Green Tea

Ingredient in “Royal Herbs” RE Royal Beauty Bar skin treatment soap

Over the past decade, green tea has developed quite a reputation as a “health food,” as researchers have uncovered a variety of health benefits. Many are aware that it is good for your body. But do you know that it also shows up as a key ingredient in a variety of skin and hair care products? Here’s why:

  1. Fight Free Radicals. Free radicals can form in your skin for a variety of reasons, including exposure to toxins. However, the most common cause of free radicals in skin cells is UV radiation from sunlight, which causes up to 90% of all signs of premature aging. Green tea contains a cocktail of potent antioxidants called catechins, which help fight damage caused by free radicals.
  2. Prevent Skin Cancer. Green tea’s antioxidant effects may help prevent skin cancer. A 2003 study published in the American Chemical Society discovered that green tea prevents skin cancer by blocking the harmful enzyme junk-2
  3. Rejuvenate Skin Cells. Green tea helps increase elasticity when used continuously, so it may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles even if it can’t remove them completely.
  4. Fight Inflammation. Green tea also has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. If your skin is very sensitive and often red, products containing green tea extract may help soothe it.
  5. Improve Psoriasis and Dandruff Conditions. People with skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and dandruff, which are caused by inflammation, may benefit the most from the anti-inflammatory action of the chemicals in green tea.
  6. Sooth Acne And Lighten Skin. Green tea catechins are anti-bacterial and can decrease hormone activity. This means green tea is an effective way to control acne. Researchers noted the green tea cream also seemed to lighten patients’ skin color and improve the overall appearance of their complexion.