Fat-burning, belly-busting, and cancer-fighting, green tea is definitely one of the healthiest drinks out there. And just when we thought it couldn't craft a more impressive resumé, researchers have discovered that green tea extract could be the key to clearing up adult acne.
To come to this finding, researchers from the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan gathered 80 randomly-chosen female participants between the ages 25 and 45 with moderate to severe acne. Every day for four weeks, the women were given either decaffeinated green tea extract (equivalent to a glass of tea) or a placebo. At the end of the study, the women who consumed the green tea extract had less acne around their the nose, mouth, and chin—three of the most problematic areas.
What makes green tea such a powerful skin-clearer? It's packed with something called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the same anti-inflammatory antioxidant that fights belly fat. The lesson here? You might be able to stop breaking the bank with fancy face serums and instead find your solution in this affordable tea, instead. In order to reap max health benefits, check out How To Make The Perfect Cup of Green Tea For Weight Loss!