Green tea contains certain components that do good by your skin! Camellia Sinensis has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Clinical experiments have shown that the components in green tea could stimulate aged skin cells to renew cell division and resulted in an increase in elastin, a substance that gives elasticity to the skin and reduces wrinkles.
What does this have to do with summer? Your skin takes a beating during this season between the chlorine in the pool, the over exposure to the sun (how does one make a raisin?) and insect bites. Use skin care products that contain green tea to help heal, soothe and leave your skin looking radiant.
Here are a few Mary Kay skin care products that contain green tea that you can incorporate into your skin care routine this summer.
- After-sun Replenishing Gel
- 2-in-1 Body Wash & Shave
- Hydrating Lotion
- Targeted-Action Toning Lotion (this is a personal favorite)
- Oil-free Hydrating Gel (keep it in the fridge for a special treat on a hot day)
Drink iced green tea to hydrate your body and extend the benefits of this amazing super food to the other organs in your body. Brew up a pot of green tea and put it in the fridge so it is ready for you when you want to re-hydrate during a hot summer day. Not into doing it yourself? Select a prepared green tea that has no sugar added. I’m a huge fan of Teas’ Tea Jasmine Green Tea (available at these retail locations or online).
What else goes in your survival kit? Tune in tomorrow for the answer.