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Green Tea Skin Care

Green Tea Skin Care

Green tea skin care is another well kept beauty secret that’s been closely guarded by the Geisha of Japan. There’s so many Green tea skin care benefits it’s overwhelming to just label green tea as a face wash or green tea as a skin toner. I’m going to share some home made green tea skin care recipes and how to use green tea on your face for anti-aging and green tea acne treatments. Enjoy a full list of the green tea skin care benefits and I’ll even share my favorite green tea skin care products. Read my experience and results using green tea skin care. Join me and get healthy skin with green tea!

Green Tea Skin Care Benefits

Green Tea is easy and effective skin care

Green tea is a popular and effective ingredient in many expensive skin care creams, masks, lotions, serums, etc. Unfortunately these pricey skin care products only contain a small amount of green tea and sadly it’s not even freshly brewed green tea.

Today I’m going to share with you how you can get better results at home with freshly brewed green tea used at full strength. Using green tea for skin care is quick, easy, effective and inexpensive.

There’s so much scientific research about Green tea skin care benefits. I have been a guinea pig for you and the skin care benefits are amazing and yes, they worked for me. I want to share with your these green tea skin care benefits, I bet you’ll try at least one after reading.
Green tea skin care is perfect for every skin type and you can use green tea at full strength on it’s own or include it in your favorite skin care recipes. Even just splash green tea on your face, I’m not kidding.

It gets even better – Green tea is very inexpensive

You can purchase a box of individual green tea bags for approximately $3.00. There’s so many brands of green tea to try and experiment with. You can use loose leaf green tea or the kind in individual packets. Both work the same. I also recommend that you don’t use the decaf green tea for skin care. The caffeine in green tea also has skin care benefits.

The Green Teas I recommend for Skin Care:

My favorite brand of green tea is by Bigelow Green Tea
They have the highest quality green tea sealed in individual pouches for air tight freshness. They also hand pick the tea from high elevation gardens. I find this the most smoothest green tea that’s easy to drink. I also recommend this brand if you’re new to drinking tea. It’s the best flavor. Not harsh and does not have that hard herbal taste. This high quality green tea is great for skin care too!

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The other amazing green tea that promotes healthy skin is Matcha Green Tea Powder. This green tea¬†by Kiss Me Organics is highly prized and recommended in the beauty community. It’s a powder and you can include it in your smoothies, baking, and lattes. It’s made in Japan and very popular for weight loss and energy.

Matcha Green Tea for healthy skin

Matcha Green Tea for healthy skin

What’s in Green tea that makes it good for skin care?

Green tea has a rich supply of skin loving antioxidants called EGCG. The full name of these antioxidants are called epigallocatechin. This amazing green tea antioxidant is the key ingredient to help fight skin aging among other skin ailments.

The benefits of green tea skin care are amazing

As mentioned, there’s so many benefits of using green tea on your face and all over your skin. There’s so many green tea DIY remedies. Here’s my list of green tea skin care benefits:

  • Minimizes wrinkles

    green tea skin care

    green tea skin care

  • Fights acne and hormonal acne
  • Tightens skin
  • Repairs sun damage
  • Repairs scars
  • Cleanses skin
  • Tones skin
  • Prevents wrinkles
  • De-puffs eyes
  • Helps eliminate dark circles
  • Boosts skin circulation
  • Prevents bad breath and cavities
  • Strengthens hair
  • Helps fight dandruff
  • Fights inflammation
  • Helps tone down rosacea redness
  • Helps psoriasis
  • Deodorize feet
  • Soothe tired feet

Green Tea Skin Care Recipes

Drink a cup of green tea and use some on your face

The next time you fire up your kettle and make a cup of tea, save a little sip of green tea and keep the tea bag. I like to keep the teabag in the cup and set it aside for later and place it in the microwave to save it for later in the evening.

Green tea face mask for acne

What this facial does for acne: Green tea soothes acne and inflammation to tone down redness while gently killing bacteria. This face mask also dries out acne but keeps skin soft and glowing with the added honey. If the facial is too runny, add a little more powdered green tea or tea leaves. The added lemon juice will help lighten any acne scars. The egg white will help heal the skin and remove excess oil.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. of powdered green tea or green leaves from used tea bag
1 egg white
1/4 Tsp. lemon juice
1/4 Tsp. raw honey

Directions: Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Apply to clean skin for twenty minutes and rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Soothe irritated skin green tea face mask

I have blogged and ranted about this green tea face mask before last year and I wanted to include it in this green tea face care collection. This is great if you have sensitive skin and want to soothe any irritation. There’s time when your face can get irritated from trying a new lotion, waxing your face, or when you’re stressed out and need to relax.

Ingredients:

green tea skin care benefits

green tea skin care benefits

6 Tbsp of any uncooked oatmeal
1/4 C of any brand of green tea
1/4 Tsp. of grape seed oil (can sub with olive or coconut oil)

Directions:

Fill your tea kettle with 1/3 C of purified water.

Once your kettle is calling you and boiling ūüėČ Pour into a cup and steep your tea

After 3 minutes, add the uncooked oatmeal. The oatmeal will absorb the green tea and the oatmeal with the power of green tea will help sooth your irritated skin. Once the oatmeal is tender after 3 minutes, add the 1/4 teaspoon of grape seed oil. Mix, and apply to your skin with it’s warm and gentle. Wash off after 20 minutes. Enjoy incredibly soft and soothed skin.

Painful Acne? Green Tea Acne Treatment

If you have very painful acne bumps, cystic acne, painful white heads, pimples, this green tea acne treatment will sooth your acne fast!
It’s good to keep this in your freezer in case of an acne breakout. Take cooled green tea, pour in your ice cube tray and freeze. use these green tea ice cubes for your acne. Wrap the end of a green tea ice cube with a paper towel and apply to the painful areas for a few minutes. It should greatly reduce pain and swelling. The green tea will help destroy bacteria and reduce inflammation and the ice will relieve the pain too!

Detoxifying Green Tea Face Steam

If you want to moisturize, deep clean, and detoxify your face, try this green tea face steam.

I like to recycle any green tea bags I used during the day by boiling them in a small saucepan and enjoy a nice end of the day face steam. I take 2 or 3 used tea bags and boil them, simmer until the desired amount of steam. I like to steam my face for at least five good minutes. It feels amazing after a long day.

Green Tea Face Toner for Acne

Want to switch up your face toner? Replace it with green tea, add 1/4 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a 16 oz clear plastic bottle filled with green tea. You now have your own homemade toner.

Green Tea Anti-Aging Skin Care Benefits

Anti-aging green tea face mask

Brew yourself a cup of green tea, allow it to cool completely. Take a large paper towel and saturate it with green tea. Cut some holes for your nose and mouth and apply this to your face for ten minutes. Remove and allow to to dry naturally. Now apply a small dab of olive oil onto your skin an allow to absorb. After ten minutes, pat away excess oil.

Spa relaxing green tea bath

Include green tea in your bath days. Draw a hot bath, place two cups of epson salts into the bath water, make sure it dissolves. Add one sup of baking soda, and include as many green tea bags you want. I recommend you use at least five. When the bath water has cooled down to warm, relax in this bath for at least ten minutes.

Green Tea Eye Treatment

Getting wrinkles, here’s another great green tea remedy. Place two warm tea bags on your eyes for at least five minutes. When skin is slightly damp, apply a little rose hip seed oil mixed with olive oil. Allow it to absorb and enjoy.

Gentle Green Tea Face Exfoliant

If you want to gently exfoliate your face using green tea, use 2 Tsp. of baking soda mixed with 3 Tsp. of fresh green tea. Lightly use over your face for ten seconds and rinse with cool water.

Healthy Green Tea Tooth Paste:

You can use green tea to help prevent tooth decay, it’s a natural antiseptic. Combine baking soda with green tea, equal parts to make a thick paste. If it’s too thick, add more free tea. Free free to add one drop of peppermint¬†oil to freshen your breath. No chemicals, flouride-free all natural green tea tooth paste remedy.

Strengthen your hair roots with green tea & remove dandruff:

Is your hair falling out or shedding too much? Strengthen your roots with green tea.

Use a sulfate-free shampoo and clean your hair, next pour one cup of green tea onto your hair roots. Saturate your scalp. After three minutes, rinse with cold water.

Green Tea Moisturizer by Proactiv:

green tea moisturizer

green tea moisturizer

If you want a light weight moisturizer that’s perfect for oily skin, try this one!¬†Everyone needs to moisturize even if you have oily skin. This green tea moisturizer by Proactiv is so refreshing! It feels like I’m in a spa when I use this green tea lotion.

 

 

 

Thank you for reading Green Tea Skin Care benefits. Did you try using any of these? Please let me know in the comments.

What are your tips using green tea for skin care?

 

7 Comments

  1. Hi Jen,
    I tried this green tea skin care and it worked great! My skin felt soo smooth and I had less wrinkles. Thanks!

  2. Hello Jen,

    I drink Matcha (powdered) tea. It’s more expensive than the bags and loose leaf, but it’s the best. I will definitely use that on my face, and look forward to all of your recipes using green tea. This is a great site you have! With all the expensive face products out there, it’s great that we don’t have to ponder spending over $100 (or any amount) on one product to get great skin now and later on.

    Yes, the amount of active ingredients in the store bought stuff can be very small/minor (just have to look where items fall on their ingredient lists), so how about doing full strength by doing it ourselves! I think it’s kinda fun to DIY and save. Sorryyy, La Prairieee, with your White Caviar Illuminating blah blah creams/serums, etc. – $420 for 50 ml (in Canada) – (oh, but it has this great teeny spoon included! [because it’s jar packaging — a no-no, anyway]), plus most of the rest of the companies out there, taking advantage of us ladies and our love of keeping our skin glowing forever!

    It’s true, some of us will spend too much (with little return, unbeknownst), b/c it means that much to us. One only has to look at how many of the people running these companies live quite luxuriously, especially those in charge of marketing, I would say. Some of them move from one company to another, if proven they can whip sales of anything into shape. Meanwhile, anyone at a company may have great skin by getting facials all the time, not from using their own product exclusively.

    I don’t like being duped, and I’m so grateful for the internet to be able to do research first on anything at all! (I think this is why more people are trying to eat better, not putting up with them throwing “whatever” into the foods we eat. McDonald’s is actually struggling, have you heard? Also, no GMO’s at Chipotles – it’s a big deal for them to do this, and people are willing to pay their prices for that food. “When you know better, you do better” — favourite Maya Angelou quote, repeated many times by Oprah.) But I digress.

    There are so many things we can do for our skin with edibles from our own kitchens. Har, one of the dumbest things I’ve done was to wash off oatmeal, letting it (try to) go down the bathroom sink drain. Now, of course, I swipe off most of it with paper towel and chuck. Then resume with the cleansing.

    Anyway, I just found your site while reading the NY Times article re: shaving, so I look forward to reading the rest of your experiences/advice. Thanks!

    • Hi Laurie,
      Thank you so much for visiting my site after reading the New York Times article. I’m fascinated by natural skin care. It sounds like we share the same skin care passion. Incredible! I agree with all your statements. Yes, it’s amazing that McDonalds is struggling now that people are educating themselves. You made me laugh about rinsing the oatmeal down the bathroom sink – I’ve done that too! LOL. Thank you for strolling around my blog for skin care fun. I do strongly recommend the shaving for skin care to everyone too!
      Have a great day!
      -Jen

  3. Your green tea and oatmeal mask worked to sooth my very irritated skin. It was just what I needed.

  4. Jen, I had no clue green tea had so many skin care benefits. I tried using the green tea for a toner and it worked nicely. I love how my skin felt after.

  5. Hi Jen

    Thanks for all the tips on using green tea. I have a question. Can green tea remove dark patches on the face. I happened to use more vitamin c than I was supposed to use. It’s not kind to my skin at all. I am trying to remove the dark patches. Thanks Jen

    Helen

    • Hi Helen,
      For very dark patches such as hyper pigmentation, I would exfoliate with baking soda and use rice water to help lighten the dark patches.
      Jen

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