Many of my patients ask me about if green tea can be used in their skin care regimen and if they would benefit from such use. The answer is yes. As you get older, your body produces toxic chemicals known as free radicals which damage the DNA in your cells. This also occurs due to sun damage and the effects of pollution. Supplements known as “antioxidants” act to block the harmful effects of free radicals. Green tea is known to contain powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. Polyphenols are one of nature’s most potent, natural antioxidants and are an essential ingredient in any anti-aging/skin care regimen. These chemicals act to reverse the signs of aging and prevent further damage to your cells. At OC Skin Institute, we carry a wide range of products and creams with potent antioxidants including green tea. Schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our skin beauty experts to see which product is right for you.