Green Tea Face mask for acne prone skin
Posted on February 21 2017
The benefits of green tea are amazing! There has be impressive research on green tea and skin. According to everday health.com,
Green tea contains a number of powerful polyphenols, one of which — epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)— it contains in large quantities.
How it works: Research has shown that when EGCG is applied before or immediately after UV exposure, it helps correct cellular changes caused by damaging UV rays. “It can also quench hydrogen peroxide radicals and cause carcinogenic skin cells to degrade,” says Dr. Linder.
Here is another article from science daily, explaining how the antioxidents in green tea effect skin.
Ready to see what green tea can do for your skin? Here is a simple diy mask you can make at home. It incorporates the skin benefits of green tea and honey which is also great for acne. This combined with our green tea soap is a stable for our teenagers. We love this diy mask because it will stick and not crumble and fall off. Great for all skin types but especially for areas of dull, oily skin acne prone skin. .
Keep away from eyes of course!
Green tea and honey face mask
*while not studied specifically for acne causing bacteria, "One study in the Journal of Antibacterial Chemotherapy showed that honey (in concentrations between 2.5 percent and 5 percent) is effective against staphylococci, a very harmful bacteria," "We could not find any studies that tested honey’s effect on P. acnes, the bacteria that helps cause zits. However, given what we know about the antibacterial mechanism of honey, it is plausible it would work on this bacterium as well." So while there isn't hard evidence, in theory it has a similar biomechanism.
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