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Green tea benefits

Green tea benefits

Many people have switched their morning coffee for a green tea and are raving about the benefits. It's packed full of antioxidants, can ward off forms of cancer and many people swear by it to help them lose weight.

It's true that beauty starts from the inside out, so incorporating the tea into your diet is definitely a good idea. But what if you're not keen on the taste? Jools green tea drink with kelp pearls could be the answer. It comes in three flavours - mango, green apple and cranberry - and offers 100 per cent of your recommended daily allowance of eight vitamins. Vitamins are really important for nourishing your skin, which is probably why the 90-calorie drink was spotted all over London Fashion Week.

Now you've covered the consumption of green tea it's time to move on to ways to incorporate it into your grooming routine.

If you want to go down the DIY route, all you need is a used green tea bag. Green tea contains tannin, an astringent that miraculously shrinks the skin, so cooling them and placing them on your eyes is a great way to depuff them and ward off bags.

You could also get crafty and create a scrub by mixing green tea with granulated sugar and water. Simply scrub over a clean face and rinse off, then follow with your favourite moisturiser.

Green tea kills bacteria and lowers the risk of infection, so it makes sense to seek out creams that include the leaf. Éminence has introduced the Balancing Moisturiser Duo with Green Tea T-Zone Mattifier and Pomelo Cheek Hydrator, which is perfect for people with complex combination skin. There are also the Green Tea & Hemp Blotting Tissues, which absorb excess oil and reduce shine. Green tea is great at removing dirt, so just a quick blot of these papers will refresh your face after a long day.

If all of this has given you a real taste for green tea, give Hurraw! Green Tea Lip Balm, available from, a go. It's very high in omega fatty acids and moisturises lips thoroughly. Matcha green tea powder also delivers added antioxidant benefits, which is great news for the delicate skin on your lips.

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