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9 Reasons to Try Green Tea for the Skin



Green tea may call for an acquired taste, but you don’t have to consume the hot drink to reap its benefits. Packed with antioxidants, the soothing beverage has been culturally associated with everything from a prolonged lifespan to weight loss; but did you know that it also works as a topical beauty potion? Using green tea for the skin has proven to be beneficial in a number of ways, from warding off premature wrinkles to keeping hormonal breakouts at bay.

Green tea contains catechins—or anti-bacterial agents that help fight acne-causing bacteria—which prevent breakouts. Additionally, it includes polyphenolic compounds that offer significant protection against UV rays and sun damage. Supercharged antioxidants ward off premature aging by fighting free radicals, healing damaged cells, and inhibiting the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

With the cornucopia of beauty benefits associated with a cup of green tea, it’s no wonder that many major brands are including this potent ingredient in their products. Slather your limbs with the Nip + Fab Detox Blend Body Lotion (US $14; AED/SAR 51) for beautifully soft skin, or apply two drops of the AmorePacific Green Tea Seed Treatment Oil (US $195; AED/SAR 716) ahead of your moisturizer to rejuvenate your complexion. Here, we round up the 9 best green tea-infused products worth stocking up on.

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