Beauty Benefits of Green Tea for Your Skin

Beauty Benefits of Green Tea for Your Skin

Emma posted 10 Feb 2017


Who hasn’t heard about all the benefits of green tea? It’s less addictive than coffee, but has enough caffeine to wake you up, and it’s great for weight loss. That’s it, right? Well, not exactly. The benefits of green tea for the person who drinks it are many, and they are not all related to weight loss as you might think at first. Aside from helping you get your dream body, green tea will also do wonders for your skin.

Green tea steam

Anyone who has ever had any problems with pimples and/or acne, knows the benefits of facial steams. They dissolve dirt piled up in your pores and moisturize your skin, while simultaneously relaxing your muscles and making your wrinkles less noticeable. Simply put a tablespoon of green tea, two tablespoons of dried peppermint, and 1/4 cup of dried organic lemon balm into a bowl and pour boiling water over it. Make sure you immediately place a big towel over the bowl so you don’t lose precious steam and oils. Keeping the bowl on the table, hold your face over it while your head is covered with the towel so that you keep the steam in the ‘towel tent’. Breathe deeply and keep your eyes closed; five to ten minutes will be enough for your skin to reap the benefits of the mixture.

 

morning green tea

Facial rejuvenation mask

Because it’s packed with antioxidants, green tea is great for skin complexion and it even improves its elasticity, thus making it look and feel younger. To rejuvenate your skin, try applying face masks at least once a week.  In recent years, the manufacturers have worked intensely on adding natural and exotic ingredients to their products in order to satisfy the needs of customers. Matcha tea powder has been widely known for its benefits and it is stronger than ordinary green tea.  Here’s one recipe which you can try out: Put two tablespoons of raw honey in a bowl and add a tablespoon of fresh matcha powder. Add a little bit of lemon juice and apply the mixture on your face. Let it sit for ten minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Wake up: green tea eye compress

We all know how puffy and swollen our eyes look in the morning, and how long it takes for it to pass. Green tea can help with the swelling and puffiness because it contains plenty of vitamin K which is also good for busting dark circles. Simply chill a cup of strong green tea in the fridge; dip two cotton balls in it and place them over your closed eyes. Keep them on for ten minutes and wash your face with cold water afterwards. If you’re in a hurry you can also use used tea bags of green tea instead of cotton balls.

 

matcha tea

Soothe sunburnt skin

When applied directly to sunburnt areas, green tea can help soothe the skin and speed up the healing process. Prepare a lot of green tea and let it cool in the fridge. Dip a cloth in the liquid and apply it to sunburnt skin. Leave it on until it gets warm. Repeat the process as many times as necessary, just make sure you don’t rub the area because you might damage your skin even further.

While the taste of real green tea is very strong, you should drink it. After a while you will get used to its bitter taste and it will be the same as with coffee: you will love it and will not be able to imagine your morning routine without it. Remember, you don’t always have to drink the tea to get the most out of it – face masks with this miracle beauty ingredient will make your skin look and feel years younger.

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Emma
Serene Spirit since Feb, 2017



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