Green Tea Herbal Remedies for Beauty

Green tea is typically grown in parts of Asia. Its reputation for having many health benefits has made it a common drink throughout the world. Green tea can also be found in supplements and various skin care products because it is thought to have an array of health and beauty benefits. Green tea is considered to be relatively safe. It does contain caffeine, so it may cause nervousness, insomnia and rapid heartbeat. Decaffeinated green tea is also available.

Acne Treatment

Green tea is thought to be effective in the treatment of acne. According to, medical studies have indicated that green tea is just as effective at treating acne as benzoyl peroxide. This is an important consideration because benzoyl peroxide tends to cause dry, itchy and irritated skin. Green tea actually appears to reduce inflammation and provides a variety of benefits as an antioxidant. To treat acne with green tea, apply a green tea cream directly to the infected area. You can also benefit by drinking one to two cups of green tea a day or by taking a green tea supplement. Tea, supplements and creams can be purchased online or at your local grocery or health food store.

Antiaging Treatment

Green tea can also be used to help prevent the signs of aging. Green tea is believed to be effective at protecting the skin from the sun and can be used under sunscreen to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet rays from aging the skin. Although there is no conclusive proof that green tea can reverse the signs of aging, it does appear to slow down the skin’s aging process. recommends making a green tea toner to reduce the signs of aging. To make, simply brew the green tea and make it in to ice cubes. Remove them from the freezer, allow them to begin melting and apply them to your skin. Drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements also appears to slow down the aging process.

Weight Loss

Green tea is also believed to be a useful aid for weight loss. Green tea is valued for its capability to boost metabolism and speed up weight loss when used in conjunction with a reasonable, healthy diet and regular exercise. Green tea supplements, made specifically for weight loss, are available at most health food and grocery stores. Consult with your physician or healthcare professional before beginning a diet or exercise regimen.

About this Author

Nicole Brown began writing professionally for Java Joint Media in 2007. She has published two “how-to” books through Atlantic Publishing Group. Brown is a state-tested nursing assistant with two years of experience in the health care field. She graduated from the University of Rio Grande with a Bachelor of Science in communications/public relations in 1999.