Green Tea is one of the most beneficial natural ingredients for the skin and can even be used as a face mask.
Green tea is a natural ingredient which tastes refreshing and light in tea and desserts and is incredibly beneficial for the skin.
In fact, it’s one of the few caffeinated drinks which is healthy and should ideally be consumed daily.
Its health benefits are endless such as preventing heart and brain diseases and (types of) some cancers including breast, skin, prostate, colorectal, as well as improving oral health.
Green tea has significant levels of antioxidants, specifically epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) – a compound which protects cells and molecules in the body from any damage and has been found to protect the skin from the sun.
Green tea also has many other skin benefits including, healing acne scars, and reducing the effects of ageing.
With so many benefits, a green tea mask is the perfect skincare essential to include in your daily beauty routine.
So, to start simply and to save money on expensive skincare products, here is a two-ingredient DIY recipe with easy instructions on how to use it:
How To Make It:
Take one scoop of a green tea powder (about 1 tsp) with enough water to make it into a mask-like consistency. Use a matcha green tea powder like Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder ($13) powder. These powders are processed so that they may retain even more antioxidants than other types of green tea.
How To Use It:
Apply to your face, neck, and chest area with a wide brush. It takes about five minutes to completely dry. Leave on for about 10 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
If you want to go beyond two ingredients:
Mix honey or yogurt with the green-tea powder for added moisture. Additionally, if you have regular green tea teabags, you can make a mask using that too. Take the green tea out of a teabag and mix with honey and a little baking soda. This mask is also said to help clear up acne.
Your skin should be quite smooth after this treatment. Consider using this mask as a spot treatment for breakouts, especially if you’re on the sensitive side. You could even apply the mask on your pimples before bed and rinse it ff in the morning.