Hot, iced or blended into your favorite frappe there’s no denying that green tea is enjoyed by many the world over. Used since the ancient times to treat and improve ailments, green tea has since become a staple in everyone’s homes and hopefully to your skincare routine. Yes, green tea can make your skin beautiful. Here are just some of them.
Treats skin diseases - recent studies show that certain active ingredients found in green tea can soothe and treat symptoms of skin diseases such as flaking and dryness associated with diseases such as psoriasis. so rubbing on or drinking products that have green tea on them is a sure way to improve and prevent skin diseases.
Treats dandruff - the flakiness, itchiness and irritation caused by dandruff can be unpleasant to handle but using products with green tea are said to help reduce with its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Aside from helping out with dandruff, green tea can also promote hair growth by accelerating cell turnover. So if you're in the market for shampoo definitely keep green tea in mind.
Improves oily skin - tannin is a natural ingredient found in green tea, they're astringent compounds that help shrink pores, regulate sebum production for smooth and flawless skin that won't oil up.
Reduces redness and puffiness - tannin found green tea along with caffeine (also found in tea) may come in handy after a long day or even a hangover! caffeine and tannin work to shrink blood vessels which reduce redness and puffiness so pop some used teabags over your face and say goodbye to your swollen face.
Protects from sun damage - get protected by the rays of the sun by consuming green tea. EGCG an antioxidant found in green tea is known to combat toxins and free radicals that could cause skin damage or even skin cancer. So aside from slathering on some sunscreen, add drinking green tea to keep sun damage away.
Must-try at home
Green tea and honey face mask
Energize and refresh your skin with this amazing face mask made with antioxidant-rich green tea and soothing honey. Combine moistened tea leaves together with 3 tablespoons of honey to form a paste. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes and get smooth and bright skin.
Green tea mist
A perfect way to bring back moisture and cool down your face all throughout the day. Plus it's super easy to make! Just steep some green tea onto hot water, let it cool and some vitamin E and that's it.
Green tea scrub
Slough off dead skin cells by using this all-natural face scrub. Combine 3 tablespoons of dried green tea leaves, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey and massage onto skin once or twice a week to achieve soft and smooth skin.
If you're looking for a great green tea option....
either to drink or use as a homemade skin treatment, try using Botanifique's Botanitea Green Tea with Lemon Grass. Find more about the products here.