6 easy Homemade Green Tea Facial Masks

 

Green tea- Do I even need to cite its benefits? It hasn’t gained popularity in the last couple of years as the best antioxidant for no reason. Most people consume it purely for its health benefits. How I wish I could choose health over taste. I don’t like green tea. I’ve tried several brands and several flavors but this tea-type just doesn’t appease my taste buds. Now I have 3-4 boxes of green tea and don’t know what to do with them. Is there a tradition that outlines the serving of green tea to guests? Nah. I had to search for better options to finish the stock I owned.

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The green tea mask proved to be the perfect solution. I made one mask, tried it and was thrilled with the results. After that each homemade green tea mask recipe got better than the other. What’s even more surprising is that none of the masks irritated my skin. So here I am sharing with you some of the benefits of using green tea as facial masks and a few recipes, to boot.

How green tea works on your skin:

  • Soothes sensitive skin and gives a calming effect.
  • Prevents and cures acne.
  • Detoxifies the open pores
  • Calms the redness and inflammations
  • Aids in reducing water retention in your face
  • Regular application will ensure you enjoy a clearer and healthier skin
  • Works well on sunburns. All you need to do is dip a cloth or cotton in cold but brewed green tea and apply on the affected area.
  • The flavonoids in the green tea have anti-ageing properties.

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Facial Mask Recipes:

Mask1:

What you need:

1 tbsp green tea or 1 green tea bag

1/2 cup boiling water

4 tbsp rice flour

Preparation:

Mix the green tea in boiling water and let it brew till it comes to room temperature.

Now add 3 tbsps of the tea to the rice flour to make a thick paste or mask.

Apply thoroughly on clean face and leave for 20 minutes.

Clean it by rubbing it lightly with your fingers and wash off with cold water.

Mask 2:

What you need:

2 green tea bags or 2 tbsp of leaves

1/2 cup boiling water

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp lime juice/ lemon juice

Preparation:

You don’t combine all this and sip it. Remember, the post is about facial masks.

Brew the tea and let it cool completely. You may also chill it in the fridge.

Now add the sugar and lime juice. Mix well and apply evenly on your face.

Wash after 15 minutes.

You can store this potion for 2 weeks in the refrigerator and apply it daily too.

Mask 3:

2 tea bags or 2 tbsp tea leaves

3 tbsp mayonnaise (don’t use flavors)

Preparation:

Open the tea bags and mix the leaves with mayonnaise.

Apply evenly on your face.

Rinse after 20 minutes and enjoy silky smooth skin.

Mask 4:

1 green tea bag or 1 tsp leaves

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp honey

Preparation:

Mix olive oil and honey and heat in microwave for 15-30 seconds.

Add loose green tea and mix well. Heat again for 30 seconds.

The mixture should be warm and not lukewarm but neither hot. So test on your skin.

Apply the mask in circular upward motion on the face and neck.

Massage well. For washing it off, it is best ot follow the hot towel treatment.

Soak a handkerchief or washcloth in hot water. Squeeze it well and place the warm cloth on your face. Leave it for 5-7 minutes This will also help loosen up the honey and make it easy to remove the mask.

Wash off face with lukewarm water.

Mask 5:

1 green tea bag

2 tbsp milk powder or oatmeal

Preparation:

Brew tea in half a cup of boiling water. Allow it to cool completely.

Add 2-3 tbsps of brewed tea to the milk powder to make a thick paste.

Apply evenly on face and neck.

Rinse after 15 minutes.

Mask 6:

Steam is an integral part of most facials. Wouldn’t green tea steam be a great option? Here’s what you do:

In a wide and deep bowl or vessel, pour 2 glasses of boiling water. Add 3 green tea bags or 3-4 tbsps of green tea leaves to it. Take a towel and cover your head while you place it over the bowl such that your face can enjoy the steam.

Try this post any exfoliating mask from above for double benefits of green tea.

P.S.

  • Moisturize your face well after using nay of these masks.
  • You can enjoy flawless skin if you use the green tea toner (mask 2) everyday and other masks 2-3 times a week.
  • If you are running short of time. Just dip a tea bag in hot water for 10 seconds. Open it and mix with your regular cleanser. Massage on your skin for 5 minutes and wash off.

Do drop in your suggestions and results, if you try any of the above masks, in the comments section.

Image Credit: Greenteatoday, Dan McKay.

Comments

  1. nice , thanks for sharing

  2. suresh says:

    That was pretty informative and a practical alternative for green tea stock….

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