Green Tea is the Perfect Ingredient for Your Skin. Green tea is good for your body and overall health in many ways. Not only does it protect you against heart disease, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis, green tea also works wonders for your skin. So don’t stop drinking green tea, but while you’re at it you should definitely start putting it on your face.
Why the World Loves Green Tea?
Green tea has been a popular drink in Asian countries for many centuries, and it’s unlike many other teas on the market. Unlike most teas, which are fermented, steamed and dried before they are consumed, green tea is brewed fresh. Green tea has natural antioxidant properties that help to protect your body, and those same properties can protect your skin, too. Green tea also contains antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Scientific studies show that green tea may even protect your skin against cancer. When you apply it to your skin, it helps to prevent signs of ageing, protects your skin against UV rays and even helps to prevent and treat acne. Make this an essential ingredient for all your DIY cosmetics, and make green tea part of your everyday routine to make your skin look healthier and more beautiful.
Beauty Benefits of Green Tea:
Green tea can be used in so many ways and does so many good things for your skin, it’s a perfect starting point for all sorts of DIY cosmetics. Stop spending tons of money at the store, and start making your own healthy cosmetics and skin treatments using green tea as your main ingredient. Even the fanciest cosmetics companies make products with green tea in them — so why can’t you do the same? You have to make sure your product is top quality, not a random box of tea you got at the market. Research the best quality online tea stores, or go to a professional herbalist to get your ingredients.
Heal dry, cracked lips and prevent peeling and chapped lips with a simple green tea lip balm. With fall on the horizon and winter right behind it, you need to keep your lips looking and feeling healthy in spite of all the cold, dry weather. You can keep this lip balm in your purse or in your car, and use it all the time to keep moisture in your lips and protect yourself against the season’s chill.
Use green tea to make a face mask that will rejuvenate your skin and improve your overall skin health. A green tea face mask helps your skin look more radiant and healthy.
Vinegar face tonic:
Clean your skin with a vinegar and green tea face tonic. This recipe will really “wake up” your face, and you will feel it working as it cleans out your pores and removes impurities from the skin.
Night eye balm:
Make an eye balm from green tea, and give the delicate skin around your eyes the moisture and nourishment it needs to look younger for longer. The skin around your eyes is thinner, more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face. This means it’s more prone to the signs of ageing. A green tea night eye balm delivers moisture to this problem area to make your skin look younger and healthier, so you can considerably slow down the ageing process.
Putting green tea on your face can improve your skin tone and create a more even, more radiant complexion. Mix equal parts of green tea with aloe, and blend these two ingredients in water to make a gentle astringent.
Treat puffy eyes:
Forget the cucumbers. If you want to quickly reduce puffiness around your eyes, place green tea bags on them. Seep your tea bags for about three minutes, then let them cool in the refrigerator. Make sure they’re cool before you place them on your skin! Let the tea bags sit directly on the puffy areas of your eyes, and you will notice a difference. Green tea is naturally anti-inflammatory, and the caffeine in the tea can make your eyes look brighter and more awake.
Clean your pores:
Clogged pores lead to blackheads, breakouts and enlarged pores that are hard to cover with makeup. Use green tea to steam-clean your face to unclog and clean your pores so they look smaller, and make your skin healthier. Scoop around three teaspoons of dried green tea leaves into a bowl of steaming water. Hold the bowl under your face (but don’t let your skin touch the water) so the steam can work its magic. Your pores will open up in about two to three minutes, and the vapours will help clear away blockages.
Get the Skin You Want:
The cosmetics companies want you to think that the stuff you put on your skin has to be complicated. When you look at the ingredients they use, you find out that most of them are impossible to pronounce. But the art of using cosmetics dates back thousands of years, and back then people used the natural materials at hand. You can do the same thing today to create your own DIY cosmetics. Start with a do-it-all ingredient like green tea, which is good for you in many different ways, and start making healthy, natural cosmetics to go on your face.
After all, you only get one face. Wouldn’t you rather know exactly what it is you’re putting on your skin every day?