Green tea is one of the biggest health tonics out there. But have you tried incorporating it into your beauty regime? Try a green tea peel off face mask. From acne prevention to slowing down the appearance of ageing, it will do wonders for your skin says DOSE writer Demi…
What benefits does green tea have for your skin?
Green Tea has a wide variety of therapeutic properties that can benefit your skin.
Helps reduce oily skin
Green tea is also known to regulate the production of androgens in the body, making the skin produce less oil.
May reduce the appearance of ageing skin
There is some evidence to suggest that green tea can help improve skin elasticity leading to the decreased look of ageing skin. Green tea is also known to have moisturising benefits that can help to reverse sun damage.
Helps to fight acne and sun damage
Green tea has been found to posses several anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Many suggest that it can help prevent acne and other skin irritations. Green tea is also a great natural UV protector.
Buy your own green tea peel off face mask:
Green Tea Peel Off Mask, ￡14.59
This all natural peel off mask uses a blend of green tea and natural botanical extracts to draw out dirt in clogged pores and create that smooth glowing complexion.
How to use:
1. Use after cleansing.
2. Apply a moderate amount evenly on the face, avoid eye and lip areas.
3. Leave on 10-15 minutes until the mask has dried out completely, and then gently peel off from the bottom.
Green Tea – Green Tea is naturally rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body from free radicals. It has also been shown that Green Tea has the ability to rejuvenate old skin cells that are at the end of their life cycle, with the added benefit of having anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin C – A powerful antioxidant to improve the purity of complexion and restore the even-toned look of the skin.
Natural Botanical Extracts – Natural botanical extracts are full of antioxidants that help to calm, soothe and re-balance the skin.
How to make your own green tea face mask
While we all have a lot more time on our hands, this make at home green tea face mask recipe will be a great addition to your skin routine.
This Green Tea And Lemon Juice Facial Mask is a great start!
1. Take 2 tablespoons of brewed green tea (cooled), ½ teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder. Turmeric powder is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that fight acne, eczema and many other skin conditions. It also acts as a potent antioxidant to lighten dark spots, blemishes, sunspots, etc.
2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Pat the mask over a cleansed face. Wait a few minutes for it to dry out and repeat. When all of the mixture is finished, let it sit on your face for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water and pat dry your face.
Tip: If the turmeric powder stains your skin, use a sugar scrub to get rid of it. Also either reduce the quantity of turmeric powder or use lemon juice and green tea only without using turmeric powder. Even the green tea and lemon juice alone are beneficial to the skin!
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