While searching for the world’s best anti-aging skincare product I found myself traveling to the mountains of the Swiss Alps, the jungles of Africa, the caves of Egypt. All the while in the ed my discover was on so simply yet incredible it was more than I had bargained for.
Green Tea as an Anti-aging product?
Who knew that in one cup you could possess something that can prevent heart disease, gum diseases, help you lose weight and even cure cancer? The claims against green tea are bold, so what can it do in terms of an anti-aging skincare product? It’s an ancient drink that has been used as a health food for all the benefits mentioned above and more.
Green tea has a high content of polyphenols. Polyphenols while in some plants contribute to the color of leaves during fall and autumn, in tea they act as an antioxidant. Helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The Polyphenols in green tea which give it anti-aging properties are known as catechins. Catechins make up almost 25% of the volume of a dried tea leaf. For comparison, one cup of green tea will provide you with 10-40 mg of polyphenols which is more than a full serving of broccoli.
It turns out that green teas actually do help with skincare and the prospect of having healthy, younger-looking skin. There are polyphenols in tea that do a lot of the work and these are generally called “catechins”. These catechins perform the bulk of the work and believe me, there are a lot of different catechins in tea, especially green tea. In fact, green tea has almost 20 times the amount of catechins in it as black tea.
Tea increases the antioxidant quality of your skin and even your blood by allowing it to take on more oxygen and breathe easier, so naturally, the higher amount of polyphenols you have working for you the greater the antioxidant quality your skin has. It sounds like an unorthodox method in terms of skincare, especially in a market filled with creams and lotions and serums, but it is possible that the best anti-aging skincare product out there is something you drink.
While I continued to research anti-aging skincare products, I was overwhelmed with the vast number of commercial creams, and lotions available. We are on a quest for the perfect product to reverse signs of aging when really the best weapon we have to fight it is free. We should be using our knowledge and education on the topic to our advantage before we run out to purchase the latest fifty dollar jar of cream. The best weapon against aging is in fact our knowledge.