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Green Tea and Your Skin

I have heard of some pretty strange ideas for getting rid of acne in my time so you can imagine the skepticism I had when a friend began to tell me of the wonders of green tea.  I am not into chewing tree bark or boiling the roots of plants.

I like to keep it real, so to speak so what I perceive as “on the fringe” I keep at a safe distance.  But it seems as though the whole green tea thing isn’t as farfetched of an idea as I had previously thought.  There are indeed benefits to using this natural drink.

Anti-oxidants abound in green tea.  That’s good news!  These anti-oxidants are a more natural approach to keeping your skin clear.  Benefits of green tea include such things as clearer skin, a stopper for acne outbreaks and even as an age reversal agent for some (less wrinkles is always good).

Here are a few of the ways you use green tea to gain these benefits.

Drink the stuff – The most common way to gain the benefits of green tea is to simply boil it and enjoy it in a cup. Feel free to liven up the flavor with a touch of honey and lemon.

Apply topically – The idea of boiling the leaves and then wiping them all over my face seemed really, really odd to me at first.  I tried it and was amazed at how quickly I noticed smoother more vibrant skin.  I am not supposing this will have the same outcome for everyone.  It was quite a shocker though.

Green Tea Capsules – These small capsules filled with green tea are a great way to reap the benefits of green tea without downing cups of hot tea or smearing it all over your face. Just make sure you find capsules that are as pure as possible for maximum effect.


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