Green Tea is More Than Just a Drink
Many of the same benefits you can get from drinking green tea still apply when green tea extract is used in skincare products. Green tea in any form is full of antioxidants as well as caffeine and other nutrients, all of which have a positive impact on your body and skin’s health. These benefits tend to be the same whether you ingest green tea or apply it topically but working it into your regular skincare routine can give an extra boost either way.
One of Green Tea’s Keys to Success is EGCG
A major contributor to green tea’s health benefits has to do with the presence of epigallocatechin-3-gallate, better known as EGCG. It is just one of the many antioxidants found in green tea and has several therapeutic properties. It can help with a variety of health and skin issues through antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits, along with helping to protect the skin and may even boost the immune system.
How Can Green Tea Help Your Skin?
The antioxidants, caffeine, and other nutrients in green tea extract can be beneficial for your skin in a variety of ways. Whether you want to slow down aging or have an irritating skin condition, trying green tea skincare products can bring results.
Control Oily Skin
The antioxidant EGCG found in green tea has been shown to be effective at lowering lipid levels, thereby reducing sebum excretions in the skin. If your skin is excreting too much sebum, it can lead to clogged pores and too much bacterial growth, which can then cause acne. In other words, green tea extract can be effective at controlling oily skin to prevent irritating skin conditions as a result of excess oils on the skin. Our Exfoliating Cleanser combines CBD with green tea extract and apricot seed to team up against oil and dead skin cells.
Green tea is very high in antioxidants, which are excellent at fighting environmental stressors. When it comes to anti-aging efforts, environmental stressors are one of the biggest contributors to cell damage. Other signs of aging in the skin include a decrease in elasticity and an increase in wrinkles. Antioxidants in green tea help improve skin elasticity and encourage collagen production, which combats premature aging and prevents wrinkles.
Soothe Irritated Skin
The antioxidants found in green tea, called catechins, are shown to increase antioxidant capacity, helping to prevent oxidative stress that can lead to irritated skin. This means it can be effective at easing symptoms of certain skin conditions, including acne. While drinking green tea is beneficial for your inner health as well as healthy skin, adding green tea to your regular skincare routine adds another layer of support for your skin to keep it healthy and resilient. Our Green Tea Tincture makes it easy to apply and use both CBD and green tea in a variety of ways so you can find the routine and application that works best for you.
Under-Eye Circles and Puffiness
If you notice bags and dark circles under your eyes developing, green tea may be able to help. In large part, this comes down to the caffeine in green tea, which helps constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. You can also pair the green tea with a cold compress, which would help further reduce any puffiness around your eyes.
Naturally, Improve the Look and Feel of Your Skin
The best reason to use luxury skincare products that include green tea in their ingredients is that you are using a natural remedy. That means there are fewer chemicals that may be harmful or could react negatively with your skin. KULCBD also strives to carefully source our ingredients to minimize impact on the surrounding environment. We believe it’s important to support nature even while using natural ingredients to help people lead happier and healthier lives.