Am I the only one who eats uncontrollably and then has a cup of green tea ‘coz *fitness is my passion*? That this hot beverage will magically undo my unhealthy binge-eating by releasing toxins from my body? I’m pretty sure that you’re nodding your head in agreement.
Whenever we hear the term ‘green tea’, we automatically correlate it with being healthy and with fitness.
Green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves and buds that do not undergo the oxidation process that’s used to make the black and oolong teas. Green tea originated in China and for thousands of years, it was (and still is) used for its immense medicinal green tea benefits on our body before it became a staple beverage.
For those of you who don’t know, green tea is not just for promoting weight loss or a healthy lifestyle, it also improves digestion, which is good for the heart and brain functioning. There are a plethora of other *beautiful* reasons why green tea should be a part of your daily routine. This wonderful ingredient can do wonders to your skin and all you need to do is make some easy face pack with green tea at home. These green tea face packs are great for every skin type, but especially for people with oily skin.
Green tea is loaded with so many health-related and beauty benefits that by the end of this article, you might replace your chai with it!
Green tea is packed with antioxidants that help to fight against toxins released in our body. It is rich in vitamins E and C and also EGCG which our skin loves! It also has anti-aging properties that can help fight wrinkles, premature and other signs of aging. It also has antibacterial properties which makes it a hit among everyone who suffers from acne and other skin issues.
And we do get it, drinking green tea is not everyone’s cup of tea (see what I did there) but you can still enjoy green tea face pack benefits, right?
Now that we’ve caught you up to speed, let us tell you all about the benefits of applying a green tea face mask.
A study revealed that oral consumption or even the application of green tea can prevent UV-induced carcinogenesis (cancer formation) as the polyphenols present in green tea (Camellia sinensis) protects your skin from the harmful UV rays.
According to another detailed study in 2003, the polyphenols present in green tea can be used as pharmacological agents to prevent against solar UVB light-induced skin disorders in both animals and humans, which includes: melanoma skin cancer and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Green tea’s popular chemical compounds, known as polyphenols, are enriched with skin protective properties that help the skin protect you from harmful UV rays, as mentioned above. What does that mean?
UV rays are harmful and are responsible for many irritating skin issues such as wrinkles, pigmentation, fine lines and photoaging.
The green tea face pack is enriched with soothing properties that help calm down any form of inflammation, skin allergy and even red spots on the skin. It even aids against the formation of bacteria in our pores, thus helping acne to leave us for good.
If you are diabetic or have a tendency to break out after the consumption of sugary foods, have 2-3 cups every day and you’ll notice a visible change in your skin after a considerable time.
Just make yourself a nice hot cup of green tea to kick your body’s antioxidant levels up a notch!
Where my oily skin peeps at? 🙌
If the oil secretion in your skin is enough to oil an engine, we have some good news. Green tea actually helps to control the excess production of sebum. EGCG lowers lipid levels, making it effective in controlling sebum secretion.
Firstly, let’s get this straight- consuming green tea will not make you any younger but it does help with premature aging too.
The antioxidants present in it help fight inflammation and slow down the aging of cells. This helps to reduce the development of wrinkles and the appearance of fine lines. With regular consumption, you’ll notice your skin looking radiant, brighter and you’ll never get enough of that new youthful glow!
Many of us cannot start our day without a healthy cup of green tea. It’s packed with antioxidants that are so good for our body, and our skin. Here are a few recipes for DIY green tea face packs -
- Green Tea Face Pack For Normal (or Combination) Skin
- Green Tea Face Pack For Oily Skin
- Green Tea Face Pack For Normal For Dry Skin
1) Green Tea And Besan Mask
- 2 bags of green tea
- 1 tbsp of gram flour (Mota Besan)
- ½ tbsp of turmeric powder
Step 1: Brew your green tea bags for a hot minute.
Step 2: Mix the besan and turmeric powder in a bowl and add the hot tea.
Step 3: Mix all the ingredients properly and let it cool down.
Step 4: Apply the besan and green tea face pack on your face and let it be.
Step 5: Once the mask is completely dried up, use the palm of your hands and rub in on your cheeks in an upward direction. You’ll notice dark coloured ‘dirt rolls’ falling off your face. Repeat till your face is squeaky clean.
Step 6: Wash your face with cold water and that’s it.
2) Green Tea And Orange Peels
- 2 green tea bags
- Dried orange peels (or crush powder)
- ½ tbsp honey
Step 1: Crush dried up orange peels to form a powdery substance.
Step 2: Add the pattis of green tea by opening the tea bags.
Step 3: Add honey in a bowl and mix the two ingredients.
Step 4: The texture will feel almost like that of a scrub. Apply this on your face and leave it on for 20 mins.
Step 5: When it’s dried up, splash a little water on your face to make it partially wet again.
Step 6: Massage it in circular motions and then rinse off completely.
1) Green Tea And Mint
- 1 green tea bags
- 2 tbsp of mint paste
- Lemon juice
Step 1: In a bowl, add the mint paste and the lemon juice.
Step 2: Brew one teabag and add it to the mixture.
Step 3: Apply a nice layer on your face for 30 minutes.
2) Green Tea And Multani Mitti
- 2 Green tea bags
- Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti)
Step 1: In a bowl, add 2-3 tablespoons of Multani mitti. Add one freshly brewed cup of green tea.
Step 2: Mix it nicely and add a few drops of rosewater.
Step 3: Apply the mask on your face until it completely dried up and wash off.
1) Green Tea And Malai
- 2 Green tea bags
- One spoon of cream (malai)
Step 1: In a bowl, add malai and the contents of one green tea bag.
Step 2: Brew one cup and add it to the bowl.
Step 3: Mix well and apply it to your face.
2) Green Tea And Banana Mask
- 2 green tea bags
- 2 bananas
Step 1: Mash up the bananas in the bowl
Step 2: Brew one cup with two tea bags and mix it with the banana pulp.
Step 3: Apply a generous layer on your face. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Are you ready to mask away all your skin issues with a green tea face pack at home? We bet you are with these amazing face mask for all skin types!
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