Recent research into the nutritional benefits of green tea is leading to revelations that may bring about exciting new skincare products and treatments.
Cell biologist Doctor Stephen Hsu of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Oral Biology determined that compounds found in green tea known as polyphenols serve to purge free radicals from your system. These free radicals are responsible for altering your DNA, damaging your skin and causing cancer. Meanwhile, the polyphenols protect your healthy skin cells while killing off cancerous cells.
Some of Hsu’s most recent work has focused specifical on green tea’s most abundant polyphenol, EGCG. His team discovered that EGCG possesses the power to reactivate dying skin cells, increasing their lifespan even after they migrate to the upper layer. This gives you a healthier, more youthful look.
The potential applications of this research are many. By harnessing the powers of green tea, we may be able to not only improve the appearance of skin, but also effectively treat a number of harmful or deadly skin conditions.