Research: Combination Of Light Therapy And Green Tea May Reduce Skin Aging
November 9, 2009 by Special To Personal Liberty
Those looking for all-natural ways of preserving the skin’s youthful appearance may soon have another option to turn to as researchers have shown light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a green tea extract-based cream may help reduce wrinkles.
Although phototherapy has been used to treat skin imperfections for many years, scientists from Germany have demonstrated that combining it with antioxidant-rich green tea cream may help eliminate potentially harmful reactive oxygen species produced by light therapy.
During the course of the study, the researchers applied a daily combination of LED light and green tea lotion to the wrinkles of a human volunteer for one month and found that it resulted in "less pronounced wrinkle levels, shorter wrinkle valleys and [a more] juvenile complexion."
Based on these results, they say the experiment has opened a new way to effective, safe and non-invasive rejuvenation process. The study has also contributed to the body of knowledge on the impact of reactive oxygen species on cellular aging.
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