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Simple secret to clear skin


When women with acne took a 1,500 mg decaffeina­ted green tea extract supplement, they had 17 percent less acne after 4 weeks than those given a placebo, say scientists in the journal Complement­ary Therapies in Medicine. The study authors say green tea’s EGCG, a potent antioxidan­t, cuts inflammati­on linked to acne. You can get the perks by sipping 12 oz. of green tea daily or taking a supplement (like Life Extension Decaffeina­ted Mega Green Tea Extract 725 mg, $23 for 100 capsules,

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