Green tea used topically for two weeks reduced sebum production and follicular inflammation. Decaffeinated green tea extract (GTE) also reduced acne lesion numbers.
Photoaging results from extended UV exposure. Green tea polyphenol EGCG protects skin from UVB radiation and inhibits protein oxidation. It can prevent skin aging.
A study found that green tea polyphenols could protect solar UVB light-induced skin illnesses such melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers and photoaging.
Many studies have found that drinking green tea regularly may lessen skin cancer risk in animals and people. More human subject research is needed.
As we age, our skin wrinkles. The skin looks plump and smooth due to collagen and elastin. These break down with age, causing skin to fold and droop.
In mice, green tea water extract reduced skin damage, anti-wrinkling, and collagen aging. Tannase increased green tea's antioxidant activity, decreasing wrinkles.
Skin surrounding the eyes is thin and sensitive. UV exposure, stress, poor lifestyle, heredity, and lack of sleep wrinkle, age, and colour it.
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, UV-protective, and anti-wrinkle qualities of green tea may help prevent pigmentation, wrinkling, and sagging around the eyes.