Green tea and acne, does it get worse before getting better???green tea
Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:50 PM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:49 PM
I know of no reason why it would get worse before it gets better. It can help in two ways, neither of which should cause any purge. It's anti-inflammatory and the EGCG is a potent DHT inhibitor.
However, after years of hearing many people say it helped, I've seen a few post that it made their skin worse. Because there have been some conflicting studies that found different results in mice and apparently it may contain some compound that, well I don't remember what it did. There's a thread on it here somewhere.
Unless you are drinking decaf, you are getting quite a bit of caffeine in 5 cups a day. You might try buying green tea extract capsules.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:17 PM
i dont know about a purge, i havent experienced any. but overall, i think green tea can help
Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:46 PM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:56 PM
There is a website you can get the actual real leaves from *from my understanding correct me if i'm wrong) adagio.com is it, and I really want to try it out to see how it does. I think if you are sensitive or allergic to something than yes that product will/may break you out more. I don't see why it would but like I said if you are sensitive to it or add way to much sugar possibly, yes. I also drink their decaf version at night at times its supposed to be naturally decaf ,eh, either way, I like it LOL.
Also no i've not noticed a worsening. I've been drinking green tea for....4 years now I think.
I wish you luck and hope it works out for you!! Don't be afraid to try out some fruits either and drink more water, since caffeine seems*with me* to make me really thirsty.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:04 PM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:22 PM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:47 PM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:22 PM
The way you are doing it is fine.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:04 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:16 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:45 PM
Yes. Decaffeinated means some caffeine has been removed. Usually not all of it.
Posted 29 May 2009 - 05:10 PM
Posted 29 May 2009 - 05:33 PM
In my case it doesn't help and it doesn't make acne worse. I dont think it does much of anything. It just taste good to me and it helps me relax (very soothing).
Besides its hard to get the full benefits of teas that come in a tea bag (its all processed). I once went to a real tea house and "real" green tea cost about $130 a pound (I tasted it, very potent).
Also there is no such thing as decaffeinated tea. If it says decaf its no longer tea, its something else "Imitation" Ive learned this from a 90 year old Buddhist I once met, no joke.
Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:41 PM
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:16 PM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:51 PM
But--green tea won't cure your acne either.
Acne is usually caused by too much of something, not the lack of some random antioxidant. You could drink all the green tea in the world and if you're ingesting a food your body doesn't like, or if your stress levels are too high, etc you will still have the issue.