bookmark_borderJapanese Tea That’s Good For Your Skin

There are a variety of foods with ingredients that are great for your skin, ranging from fruits to nuts. Japanese teas are also a wonderful product that is good for your skin, as they contain skin-healing nutrients and vitamins. Japanese tea includes nutrients like catechin, caffeine, theanine, vitamin C, vitamin E and flavonoids.

Japanese green tea is more than just a delicious thing to drink. The tea is packed with antioxidants, which give the skin a younger and fuller appearance. If you want to delay your aging process and improve the overall quality of your skin, try drinking green tea daily. Chemicals called catechins that are present in green tea significantly improve the activity of SOD (which works to fight the buildup of free radicals in the body)  and therefore provide a large boost to the bodies ability to fight the affect of free radicals.

Green tea has also been linked to helping reduce sun damage. Both animal and human studies have credibly demonstrated that topical green tea formulations reduce sun damage. Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays. Topical applications of green tea extracts (EGCG) have protective effects on UVA- and UVB-induced skin damage (photoaging and carcinogenesis).

In addition to drinking green tea, you can also find it as an active ingredient in various products. Many skin care products, including moisturizers and cellulite creams, are now using green tea as an active ingredient.