Increasing concerns over the health hazards associated with using prescription drugs to treat acne has growing numbers of sufferers turning to natural remedies. Known for its detoxification properties for centuries by traditional Chinese herbalists and medical professionals, green tea provides users plagued with this skin disorder a safer method to treat and prevent outbreaks. The cost of prescription drugs versus the less expensive green tea applications is another plus to using this plant to treat acne.
Containing tannic acid, green tea fights bacteria that cause inflammation, shrinks pimples, and balances hormones. Using green tea provides general health benefits aside from treating acne.
Whether it is ingested as a beverage, applied as a fresh-made astringent to the skin, applied to infected areas in a homemade mask or applied to acne pimples as a 3 percent green tea topical cream, this plant's versatility makes it user friendly.
Eating healthily contributes to successfully treating acne. Including green tea as a beverage in an acne-prevention diet may help alleviate the skin disorder.
Hot or Iced
To add green tea to your diet, drink a hot cup of it made from a tea bag at breakfast, iced green tea for lunch and another hot cup in the afternoon.
Perfect Cup of Tea
Preparing the perfect cup of green tea begins with cold water. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Pour boiling water over the bag into the cup. Letting the tea bag thoroughly steep (soak) assures a better quality cup of tea.