I'm sure you've heard plenty of good news about green tea - how great it is for your body, brain, and metabolism, but there are also some significant benefits for your skin.
Here's the science behind it, in easy to follow terms.
Green tea contains polyphenols. >
Polyphenols are a plant compound, that act as a catechin (you can also find catechins in cocoa, berries, etc.). >
Catechins behave as an antioxidant by nature. >
Green tea is one of the strongest antioxidants to fight against free radicals. >
Free radicals in the body are unstable atoms that damage cells in the body. >
Antioxidants have a way of binding up free radicals and destroying them so that they cannot harm us.
Now that we've established that, please read on.
Medical experiments have shown that green tea helps eliminate inflammation in the skin and can protect from skin cancers.
I've compiled a few easy to put together beauty DIY recipes for you, so that you can incorporate the benefits of green tea for your skin.
GREEN TEA FACIAL SCRUB
1/3 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. aloe vera
2 green tea bags
3-4 drops vitamin E oil
5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil (tea tree is great for controlling acne)
Blend all ingredients in a bowl and apply fresh to clean, dry skin.
GREEN TEA CLAY MASK RECIPE
1/4 c. of your favorite clay in powder form (kaolin is gentle, green is full of minerals, bentonite is a therapeutic option as well)
1/2 T. green tea powder (or ground up tea leaves from tea bags)
2 t. aloe vera or distilled water
2 t. steeped green tea (strong)
5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I love lavender for masks)
Mix ingredients together and apply to clean, dry skin.
We all know green tea is full of antioxidants and incredibly healthy - and below are some suggestions and ways to use green tea to improve the quality to your skin and health.
HERE ARE 5 SUPER EASY DIY IDEAS TO INCORPORATE GREEN TEA INTO YOUR DAILY BEAUTY ROUTINE
Jeanette / Herbal Chemist & Formulator