Series 4: Skin food – green tea health benefits
Green tea has many health benefits for our bodies but does it have positive effects on the skin also?
There have been more than 150 clinical studies done to determine just this and the answer is ‘yes!’.
Green tea contains loads of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds making it perfect to protect our skin. One of the main benefits it has is the ability to support the process of differentiation and maturation of our keratinocytes, ensuring a strong Stratum corneum that will protect the more vulnerable layers beneath.
Drinking green tea also boosts the levels of the Natural Moisturising Factor chemicals in the corneocytes, reducing the loss of water from the skin and improving the hydration levels.