The Benefits of Green Tea: How to Keep Your Skin Nourished During the Holidays
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As the temperatures drop and the holiday season picks up, you’ll likely find your immune system take a hit. Between the travel, the sugar, and spending time with your extended family members, you’re much more susceptible to catching a cold, feeling sluggish, or getting dehydrated by the end of the day. You may also notice dry, more acne-prone skin. That said, with the help of Pamela’s Green Tea Moisturizer — and a cup of green tea (or a matcha latte) — you’ll be better equipped to handle the holidays with a nourished wellbeing.
Many of you know that green tea is one of the most popular, nutrient-dense drinks worldwide. But, matcha is claimed to have even more health benefits. Both originate from a native Chinese plant; however, matcha comes in a powdered form. Unlike green tea, the entire leaf is consumed. Because of this, matcha has more antioxidants (and caffeine) than regular green tea. Without further adieu, though, here are some of the health benefits of both green tea and matcha:
1. Antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight inflammation in the body, maintain healthy arteries, and promote cell repair. Polyphenols, like flavonoids and catechins, function as powerful antioxidants in green tea / matcha. These substances protect your cells from damage. Source.
2. Relaxation and alertness. Green tea contains a unique amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine simultaneous increases alertness while modifying the effects of caffeine in the body. It also increases the amount of “feel-good” chemicals in the brain, leading to improved mood, memory, and concentration. Source.
3. Heart health. When it comes to preventing many of the risk factors of heart disease (i.e. high blood pressure or cholesterol levels), green tea can help. Some evidence shows that green tea contains properties that both increase the amount of blood your heart pumps and lower blood pressure. Source.
There are many additional perks to consuming both green tea / matcha, so pour yourself a cup. This powerhouse beverage is one of my favorites.
Furthermore, I love that Pamela Metamorphosis has a moisturizer packed with the antioxidants found in green tea. It protects the skin from free radicals and helps prevent aging. Win-win. I use this moisturizer daily, both in the morning and right before bed. I truly find it beneficial! I credit this moisturizer to the compliments I get on my skin.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!