Have you ever read your skin care products’ ingredient list? You will probably see a list of scientific names for various vitamins and assorted nutrients. You may also find Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, or more commonly known as Green Tea Extract. This is a main ingredient in many of Vine Vera‘s skin care products, such as the Resveratrol Malbec DNA Redefying Serum, and for good reason.
You may already know about the positive effect green tea can have on your health, but it has just as big of an impact on the health of your skin. This makes it a natural and invaluable anti-aging ingredient.
Ancient Chinese culture knew about the many benefits of green tea nearly 4,000 years ago. Now those benefits have been scientifically proven and expanded upon, including in the positive role green tea can play in preserving youthful skin and preventing the signs of aging.
Green Tea And Skin Regeneration and Rejuvenation
As the skin ages, it begins to sag, wrinkle and appear dull. Fortunately, skin care companies and dermatologists are working around the clock to prevent, stop and reverse the signs of aging.
Green tea extract has been shown to have a positive anti-aging effect, including its ability to renew older skin cells. Studies have shown that green tea could rejuvenate skin cells that have reached the end of their life.
Although you skin may look like it isn’t doing anything, it is in a state of constant activity, and your body’s skin cells are constantly cycling through life and death. Newer skin cells are constantly being formed and working their way to the surface of the skin, replacing the old cells as they die. It is a process that happens every two to four weeks for each cell.
When you’re young, this system is pretty efficient.; however, as you age the regeneration slows down. In fact, an older individual’s skin can take three times as long to regenerate versus younger skin. This means that it takes longer to heal and that older skin cells remain on the surface for longer periods of time. Green tea extract gives those end-of-the-line skin cells a boost and helps kick start the regeneration process. This means that your skin will look fresher and healthier.
Green Tea and Inflammation
If you have sensitive skin which reddens and becomes irritated at the slightest exposure to an irritating stimuli, green tea extract can be used as a natural anti-inflammatory. Besides causing skin irritation and redness, inflammation causes certain skin conditions like rosacea, dandruff and psoriasis, so adding the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea to skin care products can help treat inflammation, which will lessen the severity of those conditions.
So the next time you brew yourself a batch of green tea, know that this natural ingredient is working for your body in more ways than one. And if you really want to harness the beneficial properties of green tea, consider applying Vine Vera skin care products that are specially infused with green tea extract.