Though green tea is from the same plant as white, it has nuanced differences that affect your glow in other ways. “Green tea reduces inflammation, maintains healthy skin cells, and can help internally protect against sun damage caused by UV radiation. That’s because of its high presence of ECGC, a super-potent antioxidant that is known to reactivate dying skin cells. Green teas are rich in antioxidants and fight against free radicals and DNA damage to the skin. You get these benefits when applied topically and when ingested. The specific antioxidants in green tea — polyphenols — do more than just fight free radicals, though. “Polyphenols are micronutrients that also act as prebiotics, which supports healthy gut bacteria, which ultimately supports clear and glowing skin. You can simply steep the tea bags in water and use it to cleanse your face first thing in the morning.
How to prepare
Use one teaspoon of loose-leaf tea for every single cup serving. Boiling water will burn the flavor of the delicate tea leaves, so use water between 165- and 175-degrees Fahrenheit/82C instead if adding to your teas. You can use green tea for up to 4 to 6 infusions. Add lemon & honey to taste(optional).
Serve: Hot or chilled
Ingredients: Green Orthodox Tea
Note: Best served without milk or sugar for maximum benefits.