by Danielle Beaudette
We all enjoy drinking whole leaf teas for their natural health benefits and delicious taste. But tea isnt just for enjoying as a beverage. Many fine chefs around the world are cooking with tea to promote healthy eating, and quality skin care companies are promoting tea as one of the key ingre- dients in their skin care products. Tea is loaded with a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. So its only natural that we would find companies promoting the use of tea extract or tea seed oil with other healthy and natu- ral ingredients to beautify the skin.
Free radicals are all around us in the air and can also come from UV rays. If absorbed into our bodies and left alone, these free radicals can replicate and may lead to cancer causing cells and signs of aging. EGCG, the strongest antioxidant in tea, has shown to strengthen the skin cells, act as an antibacterial agent to aid in clearing acne, reduce inflammation and puffiness, and aid in fighting the free radical cells in our bodies without harming healthy tissue.
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