Green Tea's Greatness
By NewBeauty Editors |
First popularized in Japan and India, anti-inflammatory green tea has been used for various medicinal purposes, including healing wounds, regulating body temperature and blood sugar, fighting blotchiness, improving brain function, preventing fatigue, and promoting healthy digestion. It is a good source of fluoride, which strengthens teeth and enamel, and also contains flavonoids to keep bones strong and offset osteoporosis.
Studies have shown that while not all ingested supplements deliver nutrients to the skin, drinking green tea does give skin its benefits. Topical products are only effective if they have high concentrations of green tea-many products don't have enough-so it's best to drink it in addition to using a topical product.