White Tea Extract To Fight AgingPublished:March 20th, 2011
Researchers at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University have found that external uses for white tea can boost the immune function of skin cells, protecting them against the damages created by exposure to the sun.
White tea is not just a healthy drink, as a skincare infusion can work wonders on the skin, according to research. Being rich in antioxidants, white tea can help the skin being more supple and youthful.
White tea can slim down fat cells and prevent them from growing back. But white tea extract can also build the skin’s resistance against stresses causing the skin to age. Oxidative stress of the skin can cause a breakdown in cellular strength and function. White tea can protect against such stress. In the immune system, the Langerhans cells situated in the outer layer of the skin are more difficult to reach for the immune system and can also be the first to be considered foreign agents. They act as sentinel cells, detecting germs but they are very sensitive to damage produced by sunlight. White tea extract can protect these cells, restoring their immune function. Skin cells protected by white tea extract do not suffer from DNA damage after exposure to sunlight.
White tea extract can build the skin’s resistance against stresses that are responsible for the aging of the skin. Ingredients in green tea can also decrease the direct effects of sunburn. White and green tea contain the highest amounts of antioxidants. White tea prevents the activities of the enzymes which are responsible for breaking down elastin and collagen, which can lead to wrinkles associated with aging.