How to Get Better Skin: Green Tea
The benefits of drinking green tea are ENDLESS…besides a jolt of caffeine and kicking our metabolism into high-gear, its ability to detoxify and prevent signs of aging have made it a vital ingredient in beauty and skincare. Whether we drink it down or apply directly to skin, green tea can help shrink pores, combat oiliness and heal acne, prevent sagging and fine lines by promoting skin’s elasticity, and even wade off pesky under eye bags and dark circles…Whoa.
How is it that green tea is so darn beneficial? It contains one of the most powerful antioxidants around, neutralizing free radical and UV damage, so needless to say, it’s GOOOD for your skin.
There’s a reason we always see celebs toting Venti iced green teas, and its not coincidence. We’ve gathered some of our favorite green tea-infused products…so that we can feed our skin what we feed our insides.
Youth To The People Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Age Prevention Cleanser ($36), a gentle cleanser loaded with antioxidant-rich superfoods to protect skin from free radical damage, leaving it fresh and glowing. Pair with Youth To The People Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Moisture Cream ($48), for intense anti-aging skincare that’s packed with the benefits of green tea.
Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner ($55), made with bentonite clay and green tea for oily and acne-prone skin—the gel melts into a liquid that’s meant to be rubbed into skin for immediate mattifying, toning, and skin-clearing benefits.
Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil ($39), we can thank the K-beauty market once again! This balm, enriched with green tea and other Korean herbs, turns into an oil upon contact, melting away makeup, and then a lotion when mixed with water for superior cleansing!
Blithe Soothing & Healing Green Tea Splash Mask ($45), with green tea and salicylic acid, this liquid treatment exfoliates and soothes acne-prone skin. Splash and pat into skin!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea ($7), perk up dull, tired skin with this mist. Use before moisturizer and throughout the day to reap the benefits of green tea.
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Intense Night Cream ($66), with vitamin E and green tea, this moisturizer also contains ingredients that promote skin’s ability to regenerate overnight. A luxurious experience indeed.
Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Essence ($27), contains green tea that’s been fermented for a year, whatever that means, it delivers intense lightweight moisture with all the antioxidants for more youthful looking skin.
Cane + Austin Glycolic Treatment Eye Cream ($105), it’s pricey, but with the power of not one, but four essential anti-aging ingredients (glycolic, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and green tea!), we’ll be seeing brighter, younger-looking eyes in no time.
Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA.