This is why you should drink more green tea - and add it to your skincare routine

This is why you should drink more green tea - and add it to your skincare routine

Lately, it feels like green tea is everywhere, from morning matcha lattes to influencer skincare routines. But what is this miracle tea? And is it really as good for us as everyone makes it seem?

Green tea contains a natural, plant-based antioxidant called EGCG, a powerful antioxidant for skincare that soothes and protects skin, reduces sebum, and minimizes signs of aging when applied topically. The antioxidant EGCG can lower the risk of some cancers and protect the brain from effects of aging.  Dermatologists say that green tea can also reduce damage from the sun such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

Green tea is also a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its caffeine and tannins. Caffeine can shrink blood vessels and reduce puffiness and swelling. Combined with the compound L-theanine, it helps improve cognitive functioning. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help people struggling with acne and inflammation from skin conditions like eczema.

It’s also suitable for almost all skin types (unless you’re already sensitive to green tea) and considered safe for daily use.

Dermatologists suggest using green tea in products with Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to enhance Vitamin E’s antioxidant effects and improve skin penetration to maximize moisture retention from hyaluronic acid. Wake’s Purifying Green Tea Face Mask is formulated with both hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, improving skin elasticity, moisture retention, and protecting your skin from sun exposure.

The mask also contains green tea extract to harness the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of green tea and leave you feeling refreshed.

With natural ingredients paired with green tea extract, the Purifying Green Tea Face Mask uses the benefits of green tea to give dull or dry skin a boost. And for an extra boost, consider adding a cup of green tea to your morning routine– your body and your skin will thank you.

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