Green tea is extremely high in antioxidants and can help reduce free-radical damage when added to your daily skin care routine. What are free-radicals, you say? Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. This kind of reaction in cells is most commonly linked to cancer.
Green tea contains caffeine and should not be used by children, by people who have sensitive nervous systems or have been told by a doctor to avoid caffeine. Discontinue use if the green tea causes redness, swelling or itching on the skin, and seek the help of a doctor. Those symptoms could indicate an allergy to the green tea leaves.
You can defend your cells by applying green tea or products containing green tea directly to your skin. Drinking green tea can also be of great benefit. This site will feature blog articles that show and share creative ways to improve your quality of life by adding green tea to your skin care regime.