Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare

Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare

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Welcome to Skincerely Clare! A skincare blog for the African millennial who wants to clear acne and dark spots.

Why green tea is great if you have eczema

Why green tea is great if you have eczema

These days, my mornings are rainy and cold. This has made my skin drier and prone to eczema. So I've decided to look into skincare with green tea. Because of it's powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, green tea is great if you have eczema.

The anti inflammatory bit will soothe the itchy nightmare and the antioxidant bit will protect the skin. In skin care, the active in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), can prevent collagen breakdown and enhance sun protection. 

Look for skin care with Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract and/or Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (natural antioxidants) on the label.

Aside from the usual eczema tips, this rainy season, I want to try serums and moisturizers that contain green tea. Ever since I saw Liah Yoo rave about the AMOREPACIFIC The Essential Creme Fluid, I knew I needed it in my life. It's lightweight and nourishing, exactly what my skin loves.

If my account balance is like 'NOPE!' then the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum and Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion seem great. Loads of people on Reddit refer to these as their HG-Holy Grail.

Fun fact: I can't stand drinking green tea. It's so...green? Until I find a type I like, I'll stick to having it my skincare. Have you tried using green tea skincare to soothe eczema before?

This post has been updated but was originally published on my previous beauty blog Wolf + Moroko

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