A Healthy, Simple Solution To Your Acne Problem: Drink Green Tea!
Green Tea has numerous health benefits, but of particular interest to people suffering from acne is that Green Tea is clinically-proven to reduce acne lesions by up to 50% and sebum production by up to 70%!
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) – The Antioxidant In Green Tea
Green Tea has strong antioxidant properties. EGCG, a catechin, and other polyphenols in Green Tea have been shown to be 25 to 100 times more potent than Vitamins C and E in antioxidant activity!
Catechins In Green Tea – Affects 3 Major Causes of Acne!
Green Tea Reduces Sebum Production. By increasing testosterone binding globules in your body, Green Tea effectively reduces levels of bioactive testosterone in your body. ECGC prevents the conversion of testosterone to the more potent form DH Testosterone which is the form of testosterone that stimulates sebum production. And, we know that increase sebum levels cause dead skin cells to plug your hair follicles which is a root cause of acne!
Green Tea Reduces Systemic Inflammation. It is known that people suffering from acne have higher levels of systemic inflammation and inflammation is one of the major causes of acne. The sebum of acne-prone skin has 2 to 3 times more Squalene and 1/2 times less Vitamin E than non acne-prone skin. Vitamin E protects Squalene from oxidation when exposed to UV radiation from sunlight. Unprotected Squalene cleaves into free radicals that attack skin tissue causing inflammation. This is the onset of a pimple.
Green Tea Reduces The Inflammatory Reaction To Infection By P Acnes Bacteria. Once your hair follicles get plugged by a combination of excess sebum and dead skin cells, the P Acne bacteria that get trapped beneath the plug multiply rapidly. In effect, this is an P Acnes bacteria infection that stimulates a strong inflammatory immune response in people suffering from acne. The inflammation is your body’s way of combatting the P Acnes infection which is overly strong if you have acne. Green Tea calms this strong inflammatory response.
Drink 3 To 5 Cups Of Freshly Brewed Green Tea Daily!
The simple routine of drinking 3 to 5 cups of freshly-brewed Green Tea daily has numerous benefits. Besides reducing your acne lesions and sebum production, Green Tea also moderates your blood sugar and insulin levels, both of which can contribute to acne formation.
While drinking Green Tea is not a magic “cure” for acne, clinical evidence suggests that it can have a significant effect in helping you combat acne!