In the world of superfoods, green tea is one of the stars. "Green tea has gotten lots of attention for being a great health beverage, and rightfully so," says Kimberly Snyder, Los Angeles clinical nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. "It's packed with antioxidants and nutrients, which have powerful benefits for your overall health and beauty." One of the antioxidants that makes green tea so major (epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG—because we know you were wondering) has so many promising applications that it is found in literally thousands of scientific studies.
And those beauty benefits will have you running for your kettle. "Green tea's antioxidant properties can help protect skin and hair from environmental stressors like pollution, UV rays, and cigarette smoke," says New York dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe. Even if you're a coffee addict, there are multiple ways to harness the power of green tea to give you better skin and hair from the inside and out. Here are a few!