The extract from green tea is known to be very beneficial for the skin.
Green tea helps to remove toxins from the body and recent studies have shown that green tea is just as effective (if not more effective) than benzoyl peroxide when treating acne.
Why is Green Tea A Good Treatment for Acne?
Green tea has antioxidant and antibacterial properties which fight against acne in many ways.
For example, it gives an instant soothing feeling to sensitive, irritated skin and can reduce the redness, and inflammation that accompanies acne outbreaks.
Green tea is also known to help correct the most frustrating of all, hormonal imbalances that contribute to adult hormonal acne each and every month.
How to Use Green Tea for Acne
Green tea is said to work best as a home remedy for acne when used from the inside out — in other words when you drink it.
In addition you can also use green tea extract. This is available in several forms. For example you can apply it topically using a cream or lotion and it can also be taken in the form of a pill or tablet.
Also, simply placing a warm tea bag on acne lesions helps provide instant soothing effects, helps draw out toxins and promotes faster healing.
If you choose to drink the tea, avoid having sugar with it as that will neutralize the beneficial effect of the green tea. Also keep in mind to get the best results, the more you drink, the better.