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4 Ways Green Tea Will Change Your Life

Ok, we know you know this, but green tea is pretty much the healthiest drink on the planet. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, it has powerful effects on our bodies, skin and overall well-being. Here are a few reasons why we can’t get enough of green tea...and you should make sure your clients can’t get enough either.  

1. MAKES YOU SMARTER

Yes, it’s true, green tea does have the power to make you smarter. The powerful combination of caffeine (not as much as coffee though), and the amino acid L-theanine is proven to be a pretty potent mix when it comes to increasing brain function.

2. HELPS YOU WATCH YOUR WEIGHT

Need we say more? If you are looking at the ingredients for any fat burning product, we’re pretty sure you’ll find green tea listed. A natural energy and metabolic booster, it can help you lose weight.

3. HELPS YOU LIVE LONGER

Studies show green tea drinkers have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Green tea can help lower total and LDL cholesterol as well as provide other heart benefits.

4. IMPROVES YOUR SKIN

From fighting skin cancer, inflammation, and bacteria, drinking and applying products with green tea can combat skin issues and signs of aging. Full of vitamin B2 and vitamin E, green tea also plays a role in maintaining collagen levels in the skin...translation? Healthy, glowing skin that looks younger. As an added bonus, green tea can also help keep your hair healthy because the leafy fibers can stimulate hair growth.

3 WAYS THE HOLIDAYS CAN WREAK HAVOC ON THE SKIN AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK

3 WAYS THE HOLIDAYS CAN WREAK HAVOC ON THE SKIN AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK

November marks the beginning of the holiday season...a time spent celebrating with family and friends, timeless traditions, and enjoying savory foods. But it can also be the worst time of the year for your clients’ skin. Think about it...they’re facing cold weather, overindulging in food and drinks, lack of sleep, and of course stress. But there are a few things you can do help them face these challenges head on, and make sure their complexion is something to celebrate all season long.

1. CHALLENGE: NOT ENOUGH SLEEP

So much to do, so little time, right? From party planning, to cooking, and shopping, so much gets added to the “to do” list during the holiday season. This often means late night multi-tasking. Translation? No one is getting their beauty sleep. Without proper sleep, skin does not have a chance to naturally repair itself. In addition it can cause the eyes to be puffy and red, and those dreaded dark circles just get worse. If a good night’s sleep is not in the plan, recommend products that naturally reduce inflammation and moisturize the eye area...and include brightening vitamin C...it’s like a good night’s sleep in a bottle.

2. CHALLENGE: STRESS

The reality is the holidays are a stressful time...which can create major issues with your clients’ skin. Breakouts, excess oil, dryness, and redness can all get worse due to stress. The best thing you can do is recommend ways for your clients to de-stress and take care of themselves. And maybe a professional facial too?

3. CHALLENGE: HOLIDAY FOOD AND DRINKS

Both sugar and alcohol can create major skin problems. Common side effects of overindulging in adult beverages include dryness and redness, while sugar can cause skin to age quickly. If they do go overboard, recommend products that focus on anti-aging and hydrating the skin.