Though there is no real cure for acne, but all kinds of effective all natural acne treatments can be found at your local grocery store. Green tea has been shown to treat acne and even be as effective as benzoyl peroxide in some cases. So before buying yet another drying acne lotion or cream try some cures from mother nature.
Why Green Tea is Good for Acne
Immediately after harvest, green tea leaves are steamed to prevent the tea leaves from fermenting. This allows the leaves to keep their natural antioxidants and polyphenols, giving green tea its acne fighting power. Compounds found in green tea, is effective at reducing skin inflammation. Drinking and using of green tea as a toner may help reduce acne-induced inflammation, which may help eliminate the development of scars by reducing the severity of acne sores.
Green tea has no calories, and can be naturally decaffeinated giving the tea all kinds of health benefits. There is evidence that the antioxidants in green tea can help prevent cancer caused by free radicals and increase metabolism. So drinking green tea has many benefits as well as acne treatment.
Ways to Use Green Tea
First is to brew and drink three to four cups a day. Green tea is bitter to the taste for some it takes awhile to get used to if at all. Like any kind of tea you can add sugar, milk, or lemon.
Second is to take Green tea capsules, this way is easier for those who cannot get past the taste drinking it. Some green tea capsules are also used for weight loss so be sure to read the labels if this is not needed.
Your third option is to apply green tea directly at the source. Purchase some bags of tea like normal and wet them. Then rub the tea bags all over your acne and let it dry. People with moderate to severe acne suggest this, and they have said it helped them achieve acne free clear skin like no other treatment!
Source :http://www.acne.org/green-tea-reviews/207/page1.html Acne.org review, I found it helpful upon researching Green Tea results
|Pros||brightens skin makes you FEEL better reduces redness in pimples reduces pimples prevents pimples|
|Bottom line||Lately I have felt that if nature gives you certain ailments (acne) nature can also give you a solution. Therefore instead of constantly bombarding my skin with synthetic crap, I would try a natural route. This is my regimen: in the morning i wake up and wash my face with a regular old cleanser, rinse with cold water, then take a cold green tea bag ( i keep them refrigerated after i steep them)and wipe it all over my face. Then I open the bag and use the leaves to gently exfoliate my skin, and leave it on for 30 mins. Then I rinse my face with cold water again, and apply another round of green tea swiping.followed by a gentle moisturizer
at night I wash my face as usual but rinse with warm water, followed by swiping a WARM tea bag over my face and using a moisturizer. Throughout the day I also drink about 3-4 cups of green tea.
due to PMS and stress I had 2 HUGE cystic pimples pop up on my cheek. Since using this regimen for 2 days they are almost completely flat and much less red and are no longer sore (they were originally so red and sore they were purple)
Also see Chamomile on the best teas to drink for acne prone skin.
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