In recent times, if there’s any ingredient that most skin conscious people are going gaga over, then it is Green tea. It is the hero ingredient in almost every hydrating, soothing and oil-balancing skincare product these days. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have proven effective and beauty experts swear by its goodness. Sipping on this wonder tea can detoxify the body from the inside and its application brightens and rejuvenates the skin from outside.
In this article, we’ll be sharing the benefits of green tea face masks, some DIY green tea masks and will recommend some green tea based skincare goodness for your daily skincare routine.
Benefits of green tea face mask
Reduces sebum production
Sebum is the oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands that help in creating a moisturizing layer on your skin. However, people with oily skin have excess production of sebum that causes acne and pimples on their skin.
Applying a green tea face mask helps in minimizing sebum, thus excess oiliness on your skin. Some skin experts believe that green tea is effective in minimizing mild to moderate acne.
Protects from UV damage
Green tea contains polyphenols that create a protective layer on your skin, repair it and protect from sun damage. In some cases, it is also seen as effective in reversing signs of ageing.
Green tea is loaded with antioxidant properties and helps in soothing inflammation. It also helps in curbing redness in the skin due to sun exposure, heat, itching, etc.
Delay signs of ageing
Green tea is enriched with vitamin E and B2 which helps reverse signs of ageing when used regularly. Since it contains vitamin B2, it helps in building collagen and maintaining skin elasticity, making the skin smooth and supple.
Green tea contains a certain percentage of caffeine, which helps in constricting blood vessels when applied. This helps in dealing with puffiness, which is majorly caused around the eyes, hydrates the skin, and evens skin tone.
DIY green tea face masks
You can repair your skin at your home with simple DIY green tea face masks. Read below to make a mask suitable for your skin.
Green Tea and Orange Peel Mask
This face mask is perfect for dry and dull skin. For this mask, take 1 tbsp of green tea powder, 1 tbsp of orange peel powder and half a teaspoon of honey. Mix it well to form a smooth paste and apply. Wait until dry and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Green Tea and Mint Face Mask
This is perfect for normal to combination skin. In a bowl, take 3 tbsp green tea leaves, 2 tbsp mint leaves and half a tsp honey. Make a smooth paste and apply it to your face. Allow it to dry and then rinse it off for soft, supple skin.
Things to look out in ready-made face mask
Various green tea face masks are available in the market. If you are choosing one, look for the following things in it:
- It is suitable for all skin types
- It does not contain any sulfates, dyes, fragrances or parabens
- It contains pure green tea extracts
Green tea based products to include in your skin regime
Green Tea Detox
Your skincare should start with the Quick Green Tea Detox which contains Green Tea Face Wash and Face Scrub. It is a quick fix that will instantly remove all the dirt, grime and impurities with every wash. It is loaded with the goodness of green tea, vitamin C, caffeine, hyaluronic acid, which helps in fighting free radicals, soothe skin, provide sun protection and hydrate the skin.
Green Tea Face Serum
Your skincare routine is incomplete without a good face serum. This Green Tea Face Serum is enriched with the goodness of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, green tea and caffeine. It provides sufficient hydration to your face and prevents sun damage. It helps in soothing the skin and reduces any mild itchiness. Apply it post washing your face and layer it later with a light moisturizer for better results.
Green Tea Night Gel
Your skin repairs the most while you’re asleep and gives time for the skin to revitalize. Apply this Green Tea Night Gel, which instantly absorbs into the skin and helps in reducing fine lines, pigmentation and dark spots. It hydrates the skin without feeling heavy on it and fights free radicals. It contains pure green tea extracts, vitamin C, caffeine and hyaluronic acid.
The benefits of green tea are never ending for healthy and flawless skin. Now that you know about them, we are sure you cannot wait to revive your skin with our curated tips.