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6 Amazing Benefits Of Green Tea For Skin

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A couple of years back, Miranda Kerr revealed one of the secrets to her flawless skin-A Green Tea Steam Facial. It is no secret that green tea is a skin superhero and what can be a better way of including it in your skincare routine?

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that have many benefits for the skin. It helps in skin’s defence against the damaging rays of the sun and harmful pollutants in the environment.  EGCG is one of the many antioxidants found in green tea and is widely popular for its health and beauty benefits. While consuming green tea is great for your body, its topical application can give you glowing, gorgeous skin. And, this is the reason many beauty products contain green tea as one of their ingredients!

So, do not throw your tea bags when you sip your cup of green tea next time. Put the leaves on your skin and see the difference!

Benefits Of Green Tea For The Skin

Benefits Of Green Tea For Skin

Fights Free Radicals: If you have read my post on antioxidants, then you may remember that green tea is one of the best sources of antioxidants for the skin. When you are exposed to UV rays and environmental pollutants, free radicals start to form which damage the skin. Catechins found in green tea have the potential to fight these free radicals and repair the damage caused by them. 

Anti Aging: Free radicals are not just formed due to environmental damage, they are a result of the aging process as well. As we age, these free radicals break down the collagen causing fine lines and wrinkles. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins in green tea help in slowing down the aging process and keeping the skin young. 

Acne: Studies have shown that green tea has anti-acne properties. Although it is not your miracle cure for acne, consuming green tea and its topical use has been shown to be helpful in clearing breakouts. Not only that, it helps in lightening the blemishes when used regularly as a part of skincare routine.

Oily Skin: Green Tea contains Tannin which is an astringent. It is helpful in shrinking large pores and controlling sebum production. In fact, a green tea toner is excellent for use on oily skin for reducing sebum and making the skin appear oil free.  However, you have to consistent with its use for visible results.

Puffy eyes: Another genius use of green tea is to soothe tired eyes. Place green tea bags on your eyes to treat puffy eyes and dark circles. It acts as an instant de-puffer making you look fresh and awake.

Inflammations: Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it excellent for use on red, irritated skin. It soothes and provides relief to the skin.

Benefits Of Green Tea For The Skin

DIY Green Tea Recipes To Include In Your Skincare Routine

Since green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants, it is a great idea to include it in your beauty routine. But, how do you do that? There are several DIY Green Tea recipes which are incredibly simple and deliver several benefits. Keep reading to know more about these DIY Green Tea Recipes:

Green Tea Steam Facial

Let’s start with the easiest skin treatment. A steam facial is a wonderful way of rejuvenating the skin.  This treatment should be done after cleansing and exfoliating the face. Steaming allows the skin to soften making it easier for the mask or moisturizer to be absorbed into the skin.

Benefits Of Green Tea For The Skin

Ingredients

A Green Tea Bag

A Large Bowl

Boiling Water

A Towel

Instructions

  1. Cleanse and exfoliate your skin.
  2. Put green tea bag in a bowl of boiling water and allow it to sit for few minutes.
  3. Check the steam with your hand, it should feel warm and not too hot. When it is comfortable, cover your head with a towel and hold your face at least 30 cms away. from the bowl.  Covering with a towel will prevent the steam from escaping and will make you sweat.
  4. After 10 minutes, clean your face with a towel and use a mask or a moisturizer.

DIY Green Tea Toner

A DIY green tea toner is fabulous for controlling sebum production. Regularly using it can keep oil at bay and prevent breakouts.

Ingredients

A Green Tea Bag

Water

Instructions

  1. Add one green tea bag to one cup of water.
  2. Steep for 15 minutes and allow it to cool.
  3. Transfer your tea to an airtight bottle and keep it in a refrigerator.
  4. Your DIY green tea toner is ready! Soak a cotton ball in this toner and apply on the face twice a day.

DIY Green Tea Face Mask

What could be a better way of pampering your skin than a DIY mask? Since green tea is such a great skincare ingredient, it makes complete sense to include it in your DIY masks. This mask can be whipped up in minutes and rejuvenates dull skin. Green tea leaves serve as mild exfoliator and honey provides ample hydration. This DIY green tea face mask is a wonderful way of keeping skin radiant.

Ingredients

A Green Tea Bag

One Tablespoon Honey

Instructions

  1. Cut open a green tea bag and take its leaves in a bowl.
  2. Add honey and mix to form a mask.
  3. Spread this mask on your face and leave for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash and follow with a moisturizer.

DIY Green Tea Scrub

Dry green tea leaves can be added to your regular cleanser for mild exfoliation. However, if you are keen on trying an excellent DIY then green tea can be used to make a scrub with sugar and olive oil.

DIY Green Tea Scrub

Ingredients

One Tablespoon Green Tea

One Tablespoon Brewed Green Tea

Two Tablespoons Sugar

Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Brew one tea bag in half a cup water and reduce it to 1-2 tablespoons.  Allow it to cool.
  2. While the tea is cooling, combine all the other ingredients in a bowl. Add the cooled tea.
  3. Mix to get the desired consistency.
  4. Use this scrub on the body in gentle circular motions to exfoliate dry, dead skin. It removes impurities and gives a smoother appearance to the skin.

DIY Green Tea Facial Mist

Since green tea has the ability to calm tired and irritated skin, it can be used to make a DIY Facial Mist.  It is a great addition to your summer skincare routine and the best part is that you can make it in minutes.

Ingredients

A Green Tea Bag

A Spray Bottle

Few Drops Essential Oil

Water

Instructions

  1. Steep one tea bag in one cup water for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool.
  2. Add few drops of your favorite essential oil
  3. Transfer to a spray bottle and refrigerate.
  4. Your facial mist is ready!

Antioxidants in Green Tea can do wonders for the skin. Now that you know the beauty benefits of green tea, try including these DIY recipes in your skincare routine. Since these recipes are simple, you can make these in minutes to pamper your skin. Try these recipes and share your feedback in the comments section below!

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Vasundhra Singh

11 Comments

  1. Sophia

    Wow! I never knew green tea could be this active. Am impressed on this post. I’ll give it a trial

    05 . Feb . 2018
  2. Mattie

    Love this! I thought I knew everything about the health benefits of green tea but I did not know about the skincare element!

    08 . Feb . 2018
  3. Nathan Nat

    Green tea has many health benefits, it was a nice read. Its good i stumbled upon this article as I have really oily skin and found out here that the astringent tanin helps in making the large pores small. My mom used to say green tea helps you sleep when she forcefully makes me a cup when I was young. But realized white tea helps you sleep later. Guess I might use it on my skin an try to see how it works as a skin toner.

    08 . Feb . 2018
  4. Melanie May

    This blog post is great. I drink gallons of green tea but I have never used it to make beauty products. I am going to try make the toner and the green tea scrub. Great ideas. Lovely post.

    09 . Feb . 2018
  5. laewing23

    I love this post! I always drink green tea. Now I will have to use these recipes to make the toner and scrub. Thank you for sharing!

    09 . Feb . 2018
  6. esperanzascottogmailcom

    I loved reading about all the benefits of green tea! You have me convinced I should work it into my life 🙂

    09 . Feb . 2018
  7. Kartika Nair

    My mum drinks green tea daily and she force me to green that too. I don’t like the taste of it but it surely is good for skin .

    09 . Feb . 2018
  8. eliza

    Great post! I so love your advises and DIY subtopic – I was thinking about green tea cleansing previously and this truly helps.

    09 . Feb . 2018
  9. Nathan Reid

    Wow! I didnt know that green tea will benefit this good. I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    10 . Feb . 2018
  10. relationship padie (@relationpadie)

    Very informative post, I don’t joke with my green tea as my doctor already told me its health benefits. Thanks for this post

    11 . Feb . 2018
  11. Eloise

    Love these DIY facial ideas… I think I’ll try the mask one first! love that it’s only 2 ingredients and safe to use… So many products out there have so many unnatural ingredients these days and it’s a little scary! thank you so much : )

    11 . Feb . 2018

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