A very popular drink on winter days, green tea is also an effective beauty ingredient. The guide with these beautiful skin (and beautiful hair!) recipes you won’t be able to do without soon.
A superfood known for thousands of years, green tea has no health proof. Its exceptional medicinal advantages are related to its amazing composition: it contains a very high content of antioxidants (tannins, vitamin C, the famous polyphenols), stimulating caffeine, calming theaine, minerals, lipids, proteins, vitamins A, B, E, P, K.. A great cocktail that puts green tea at the top of the list of healthy drinks to consume.
On the other hand, its cosmetic advantages are less known and less exploited. Purifying, detoxifying, soothing, hydrating, anti-aging, sebum regulator… It’s great to tell you more about all the beauty benefits of finally incorporating green tea into your beautiful skin routine.
The beauty benefits of green tea
Whatever your skin type, you will find benefits in incorporating green tea into your daily cosmetic care. The list of its benefits for the skin is long:
- mighty purifying agent : Rich in tannins with astringent properties, green tea deeply cleanses the skin, absorbs excess sebum, tightens pores and refines skin texture.
- Energetic Natural anti-aging Green tea is highly concentrated in polyphenols, which is able to fight the free radicals responsible for premature aging of the skin. Tannins protect the skin from external factors (sun, pollution, stress).
- component with calming forces Green tea has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties. Prevents irritation and soothes sensitive skin.
6 home beauty recipes with green tea
Homemade face scrub
It is an ideal recipe to do 3 to 4 times a month to cleanse the skin and calm redness.
Ingredients you need: 1 tablespoon green tea leaves, 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar, 1 tablespoon matcha powder, 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil.
the recipe : Steep green tea leaves in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and mix with sugar and matcha powder. Add sweet almond oil and mix again until you get a smooth paste. Apply to the face with circular massaging movements. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Balancing and moisturizing face mask at home
This remedy can be applied once a week, especially if you have oily skin or if you suffer from moderate acne.
Ingredients you need: 2 tablespoons of green tea, 2 tablespoons of white clay, and 2 drops of tea tree essential oil.
the recipe : Steep green tea in hot water for 3 to 4 minutes. In a bowl, place the brewed green tea and add the white clay and tea tree essential oil. Mix vigorously. Apply the mask in a thick layer all over the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Brightening face mask
To find smooth, radiant skin, bet on this super effective quick recipe.
Ingredients you need: 1 natural yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons matcha green tea.
the recipe : Mix the three products in a bowl using a small whisk or fork. Apply the treatment to the entire face and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water, then apply your usual moisturizer.
Green tea anti blackhead mask
This easy-to-cook recipe, which includes only two products, will help you fight acne and blackheads that are difficult to get rid of. You can apply it once or twice a week for visible results.
Ingredients you need: Two sachets of organic green tea and a teaspoon of honey.
the recipe : Open the green tea bags and put them in a bowl. Moisten the tea with a little hot water. Add honey and mix until you get a homogeneous consistency. Apply the treatment to areas that tend to have blackheads (usually the chin, forehead, and nose). Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Green tea invigorating treatment
This special no-waste formula is perfect for tightening pores and boosting facial radiance.
Ingredients you need: Green tea bag (preferably organic).
the recipe : After drinking the tea in the morning, keep the leftovers soaked. Leave to cool, then soak a cotton ball in the precious drink. Simply run the cotton all over your face.
Rinse with water to get shiny hair
When used together, green tea and apple cider vinegar can work wonders on dull hair.
Ingredients you need: 2 sachets of organic green tea, 3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar
the recipe : Steep the tea bags in a liter of hot water for 5 minutes.
Let the tea cool and then add the apple cider vinegar. While showering, after using your usual shampoo, rinse your hair lengths with the mixture.
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