Mmmmm. A cup of green tea sure does sound good. Green tea was a popular beverage in many Asian countries for decades, but today, green tea is enjoyed by people all around the world. Green tea actually has many great benefits not only for our health but also for the skin.
A study was used to test how well green tea can protect human skin from ultraviolet damage from ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB). The results showed that there was a decrease in UVA and UVB radiation-induced damage on the skin cells. They were also found to be effective against UVA-induced redness. This study also suggested that green tea polyphenols may actually give photoprotection to the skin by covering a broader UV spectrum.
If your skin is on the oilier side, you may also want to consider using skincare with green tea extract in it. One study showed that topical application of green tea may reduce skin oiliness.
Different Varieties of Green Teas
There is a great variety of green tea that exists all around the world--so much that it is almost impossible to count how many there are. The different green tea leaves vary in color and form due to the various time and methods used in growing, processing, picking, and steeping the tea leaves. All green tea leaves come from the tea plant Camellia sinensis, which are heated using various methods to only allow for minimal oxidation. This prevents it from becoming black tea or oolong tea. The antioxidant activities of green tea depend on many factors and vary widely in relation to how the tea leaves are collected and processed.
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