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SKINCARE BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA AND CHARCOAL


JUST WHAT EXACTLY DOES GREEN TEA AND CHARCOAL DO FOR MY SKIN? 

 

We see these natural ingredients being advertised throughout nearly all skin care products. But have you ever wondered why? Before going out there, and choosing to purchase products which include Green Tea or Charcoal, why not first learn about their skin care benefits so that you can decide whether or not they’re suitable for you needs.

 

GREEN TEA 101

 

One of Mother Nature’s bountiful gifts, Green Tea has been acknowledged for its great health benefits for a millennia, so needless to say, learning its benefits are worth your next few moments. Consuming green tea has been known as a powerful antioxidant that could lower cholesterol, prevent the buildup of plaque in our arteries, and even possibly help with the prevention of type II Diabetes and some cancers. But what happens when green tea is applied to our skin?

 

  1. Green tea helps to improve your skins complexion and aids with the healing process of scars and blemishes while soothing the skin and reducing inflammation. On a cellular level, green tea has even been able to rejuvenate old skin cells!

  2. Acne is something we can all relate to and is a problem which we have all dealt with at some point. Green Tea is loaded with polyphenols such as catechins and flavonoids, powerful antioxidants which help regulate hormonal imbalances and fight against acne causing bacteria and prevent sun damage. This property in combination with its anti-inflammatory benefits makes green tea a great source of acne control.

  3. Although nothing can prevent aging, Green Tea helps to slow it down. Green Tea contains polyphenols which help to neutralize free radicals. These free radicals are the troublemakers of the molecules found in our skin. Due to the fact that they are missing a molecule, they are constantly trying to steal electrons from their surrounding molecules. This process then speeds up our skins aging process by creating wrinkles, fine lines and can even create diseases.

    The properties of Green Tea are still being studied, but so far, its beneficial properties have proven themselves to be valuable, explaining why green tea can be found in nearly all forms of skin care.

     

    CHARCOAL 101

     

    If you hear the word charcoal, most would be reminded of grilling meat on the barbecue. But there are different types of charcoal, and specifically, activated charcoal has taken a significant role in the field of skincare during recent years. But why and how does this messy black substance benefit our bodies and skin?

    When one falls victim to poisoning or drug overdose then rushed to the hospital, activated charcoal is often administered. Activated charcoal acts as a binding agent to toxins, chemicals and drugs, helping the body to remove unwanted substances.

    This same concept was then applied to skin care products and activated charcoal became a magnetic sponge for unwanted grime within the beauty industry. In fact, activated charcoal is so powerful that it has the ability to hold hundreds of times its mass with harmful substances. So what does this exactly mean for your skin?

     

    1. Activated Charcoal gives your skin a deep cleanse. Since it’s a natural anti-bacterial product, it won’t introduce any foreign chemicals to our skin unlike many cleansers on the market.

    2. Acne is often caused from a buildup of toxins, oils and blocked pores. Activated charcoal will helps by soaking up your unwanted grime and leaving your skin refreshed and ready for your post cleansing skin care products.

    3. As your pores become clogged with oil, dirt and the airborne toxins, they begin to appear larger, resulting in a less clear complexion. Activated charcoal aids with the unclogging of your pores, giving you a clean, clear and more even skin tone.

    Although activated charcoal has been long studied and proven to work medically, it still undergoes tests to prove its performance within skin care products. But those that actively use it, swear by it, and its fan base has stretched worldwide as one the most popular forms of skincare treatment.

     

    THE VERDICT

     

    Well, the verdict is entirely up to you whether or not you feel that these two natural ingredients could benefit your skin.  But most certainly, the benefits of green tea and charcoal have caught the attention of beauty industry and became two commonly found ingredients in skincare products globally. They can be found in multitudes of products, such as the green tea shower towel or charcoal shower towel by Skintowel.

    Skintowel really understood skin-too-well when they developed a product that could revolutionize the ordinary shower routine. A towel that would be used in the shower, replacing the loofah, bath brush and exfoliator while maintaining the benefits of all. The shower towel allows its users to exfoliate daily, removing the toxins, oils and dead skin cells while remaining gentle enough for daily use. No more hard to reach areas, nor excuses not to properly exfoliate your back! Skintowel then infused the shower towel with both Green Tea and Charcoal. After use simply rinse, wring then hang over your hot/cold lever to dry. Unlike the loofah or bath brush, its machine washable to keep bacteria away.

     

    A great skin tone and clear complexion starts with having clean skin, and these shower towels are fantastic inexpensive way to not only improve your shower routine, but also incorporate gentle exfoliation with the benefits of green tea and charcoal into your everyday lives.



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