Green Tea: Natural Remedy for Acne

The popularity and importance of natural remedies is on the rise again. And for good reason, many times the remedies are inexpensive with side effects being few to none. Instead of expensive medicines with scary disclaimers (like nose bleed, diarhea, death), more and more people are starting to feel comfortable with things can grow in a yard.

Did you know there are home remedies for acne? If they worked “in ye olde day”, why wouldn’t they continue to be effective now? Think about it, acne has been acne since humans have had skin. What did people to two or three hundred years ago? Proactiv? I think not…

Green tea has aided in the healing of acne for some people. Instead of being fermented like many other teas, green tea is steamed soon after being picked. This process prevents the oxidation of its leaves and helps the leaves retain its active substances. The green tea extract, or Camellia Sinensis as it is sometimes called, contains a high content of Polyphenol, along with other important antioxidants.

Acne is often caused by hormones. These hormones produce excess oil and clog pores. Clogged pores cause blackheads and white heads (pimples). Popping these pimples can cause acne scars and other blemishes. Green tea can be a good remedy for this problematic cycle. It acts as an anti-bacterial substance, decreasing the hormonal activity which initiates acne.

Green tea is easily available. It can be purchased in most stores that carry various herbal and other natural remedies. It can also be bought through many on-line sources. It comes in the form of tea that you drink, or it can be purchased in the form of a cream.

Green tea is a popular ingredient in creams and other topical products used to treat acne because of its natural anti-bacterial properties. The antioxidents contained in green tea have also been shown as very beneficial to acne prevention because they help the body fight against free radicals that cause cell and tissue damage.

Green tea also has very few potential side effects, especially when compared to other acne products and medications. When paired with honysuckle, green tea is often called “Pimple Tea” in China. It also helps your body rid itself of toxins, which helps further prevent acne.

To get the full effect in fighting acne try this: Drink the green tea to help cleanse your body from the inside out, while applying the topical cream, which goes directly onto the skin, to help cure and prevent acne at the source. No matter how you choose to use it, green tea can serve many purposes, and may be a welcome alternative to harsh products or unwanted medications.

(c) 2007 Joey Pinkney and

P.S. Please take the time to take a short survey of this article so I can know how to better serve your needs by clicking the following link: