Thursday, February 14, 2019

Benefits of Green Tea for Skin

Green tea has many benefits, but have you ever thought about using the tea bag after brewing a cup?


Puffy Swollen Eyes

After brewing your tea take the tea bags and place them in fridge until they are cool. You can then place them on the eyes to reduce puffiness. Be sure to only leave them on for five to ten minutes as it can cause irritation.

How does this work? The caffeine in the tea aids with circulation and allowing the fluids to flow. Using the cool tea bags is anti inflammatory and is both soothing and calming. Be sure to rinse the skin afterwards to avoid irritation.


Acne

Brew a cup of green tea, take an organic cotton ball and dip it into the tea, dab the effected area to eliminate the bump quicker. You can also do this where there is no bump to avoid break outs. Be sure to rinse after 5 minutes to avoid irritation. 

How does this work? Green tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate.) EGCG is what gives us that feeling of a fresh, clean mouth as it is an astringent. It also aids with oxidation and can aid with oxidative damage in cells. Be sure the green tea you chose contains EGCG.


Facial Steam

Even if you don't drink green tea you can still brew a pot and use the steam to benefit your skin. Brew a pot of tea as you normally would, minus any sweeteners, find a comfortable place to sit, take a towel and create a tent for your head over the steaming pot of tea for 5 to 10 minutes. While the tea is brewing cleanse your face. When finished gently rinse face with luke warm water and dab dry with a clean towel.

How does this work? The steam softens the skin allowing impurities like black heads and white heads to release easily from the skin. This allows the blood to flow and circulate which is needed to feed and bring oxygen to the skin. Steam hydrates the skin, brings new life to the cells, it also aids with the absorption of any organic skin care products used afterwards. Steaming is also very relaxing and will you with a vibrant glowing complexion.


DIY Face Masque

Take a moist tea bag, cut it open, put the leaves in a glass bowl, add honey to create a face mask. Start with a small amount of honey, mix and see if you feel you need to add more. Cover the face, avoiding the eyes, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Using your hands gently rub the mask off using a circular motion. This avoids damaging the skin.


Bonus: The honey and tea leaves act as an exfoliant as you gently rub the mask off. 


Antioxidants

The antioxidants contained in green tea may also aid with a more youthful complexion and aid in protecting the skin against free radicals. 


Have a Mini DIY Spa Day

1. Cleanse the skin with our Refresh Cleansing Oil and makeup remover
2. Steam 
3. Exfoliate with our Silky Smooth Citrus Blend
4. Face Masque or check out our Shungite Glow Facial Masque
5. Use our Tight -n- Tone Eye Serum which can used on the entire face and neck
6. Moisturizer with Youth Eye & Face Cream

Complete the steps above for a relaxing mini spa day. While you have the masque on consider using the Silky Smooth Citrus Bath Salt Blend in a foot soak for more relaxation and silky smooth feet.

How often do you have a spa day?
Would you like to have a mini spa day?

2 comments:

  1. Hi Joyce,
    Green certainly is one of nature's gifts to us. It has so many uses not only for our skin but our whole body. Thanks for sharing this valuable information. Sharing on social media.

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  2. Does this need to be made with a specific matcha powder?
    I have Tenzo Tea’s organic matcha but a lot of them look the same
    https://tenzotea.co/pages/21-health-benefits-matcha-green-tea

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