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#1 rand0m

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:51 PM

does anyone drink green tea and knows it helps with dry skin?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:00 PM

I drink green tea all the time! However, I have oily skin. It didn't help with my acne, skin, or anything else, but I still love it because of the taste!

Anyways, I heard a lot of great reviews on rubbing the green tea bags on your face, so I tried doing this for a week, and it broke me out really badly! I had cysts all over my chin and white heads everywhere.

But everyone's skin is different, so maybe you can rub it on your face?...

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:12 PM

i dont want to rub on my face but wanted to know if it benefits from drinking it

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:06 PM

ive been drinking green tea for like 3 months now, Its not gonna help your dry skin. It helps with digestion thats pretty much it.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:22 AM

I have been using Green tea moisturizer , it really helps against dryness.
I love this thing! It works wonder.

I suggest buying Green tea moisturizer if your skin is very dry.
Proactiv sell this wonderful product. Is quite expensive though

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:06 AM

I don't see how drinking it could possibly help with dry skin. Sure you are drinking water, but the caffeine is a diuretic. I you are talking about iced tea, which is diluted, the amount of water outweighs the diuretic effect. Topically, it is usually soothing to irritated skin. But EGCG can inhibit DHT in follicles so it doesn't stimulate oil.

Are you eating enough healthy fats?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:22 AM

ok im going to pass on the green tea since it does contain caffeine

to eddie: im against all proactiv products

to alter: ive been eating fish for the past 3 days

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE (rand0m @ Mar 16 2009, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ok im going to pass on the green tea since it does contain caffeine

to eddie: im against all proactiv products

to alter: ive been eating fish for the past 3 days


Aw , sorry smile.gif

Proactiv is working for me.

As I see around , Proactiv only works for some.

,well good luck

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:24 PM

You never know. Tea (specifically oolong) has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of eczema, which is associated with dry skin and itchiness. Green tea has powerful antioxidants, so you never know.