When it comes to ingredients that are gentle on the skin, green tea definitely cuts the top 10. It is rich in antioxidants, easily available and affordable, and has multiple benefits when applied topically. Some of the well-known benefits of green tea for skin are soothing inflammation (which is the reason behind many skin issues), calming redness and irritation, and combating signs of ageing. It also has deep nourishing and hydrating properties.
The concept of skincare, more often than not, seems limited to the face. However, it's important to focus on the body too and surprisingly, adding one simple ingredient to daily skincare regimen, can cover a lot of ground. Here are three green tea-infused products you need in your body care collection.
01. Soap bar
Soap bars formulated with green tea are also free of detergent and harsh ingredients that might harm your skin. For a soothing bathing sesh that also calms your senses, go for a formula like the Dove Fresh Moisture Bar — a combination of cooling properties of cucumber and green tea. This soap bar will leave your skin soft, smooth and glowing!
02. Body lotion
Just like your face, it is equally important to moisturise the skin on your body too. Pick a lotion like the Vaseline Revitalizing Green Tea Body Lotion that helps add and trap moisture at the same time. Infused with 100% pure green tea extract and Vaseline jelly, the lotion keeps your skin moisturised for 24 hours, without feeling greasy or slippery.
03. Body wash
Using the wrong product to clean your body can strip away natural oils and moisture from the skin. Use a creamy formula like the Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash that gently cleanses your skin while conditioning your skin at the same time. Formulated with Nutrium Moisture technology, this body wash leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh after the shower.