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!
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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)
Fill your tea kettle with 1/3 C of purified water.
Once your kettle is calling you and boiling 😉 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:
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?