Green Teagreen tea
Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:13 PM
Both in terms of the effect or lack of and regarding the different qualities of green tea
Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:15 PM
Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:18 PM
ok .. would you happen to know why exactly it clears acne?
Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:22 PM
Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:26 PM
lol.. sorry ..my bad
Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:42 PM
Never heard of it.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 04:10 PM
Posted 14 December 2004 - 04:23 PM
Beauty is much more than skin deep.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 04:35 PM
Im not quite sure what you mean by "bacterial related". Im assuming you're not refering to p.acnes since this bacteria is always involved in acne.
Green tea is also know to boost the immune system so in that way it may have a helpful effect on acne.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:57 AM
"Green tea and skin protection
A number of animal studies have shown that topical treatment or oral consumption of green tea polyphenols, inhibit chemical carcinogen or ultraviolet radiation-induced skin tumours in different animal models28-30. Treatment of green tea polyphenols to skin has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the biochemical pathways involved in skin inflammation, cell proliferation and chemical tumour promoters. These results have been confirmed in a human model, where topical application of green tea polyphenols protected against UV light induced DNA damage31. Based on results mainly from animal studies, many companies are now supplementing their skin care products with green tea extracts. However, the effects on human skin are still not well understood and further research in this field is required."