Green tea has been around for many centuries and most of the world’s population is aware of it and its health benefits when drunk. But most don’t know that green tea can also be super amazing for your skin as well. There are so many ways to incorporate green tea into a skincare routine and it is also very affordable to do so.
Using green tea in skincare routines can be as easy as creating some DIY recipes at home, the more economical way, or finding products in store that include green tea in their ingredients. There are many such products on the market and new ones constantly being released. So, if one doesn’t find a product to love now, there might be something in a few months. Green tea is beneficial to the skin because it helps to make it skin glow, be better hydrated, and can even help to fade scars or even out tone.
There are two ways to use green tea in most DIY recipes or as ingredients in a product. Green tea can either be used in the traditional way – steeping green tea leaves in water and using the finished result – or by using matcha, which is green tea leaves that have been finely ground into powder. Green tea is more commonly used in products that are water based or in liquid form and matcha is used mainly in face masks and thick products.
For every DIY green tea skincare project below, there are at least ten products on the market that can be bought. The upside to buying a product is that there’s not time spent to make it and there’s no worry about getting it right. The downside is that many products contain extra fillers and ingredients that can be harmful to skin as well as usually containing preservatives to keep their product on the shelf longer – and preservatives are not something generally good to place on the skin. Read on for a list of DIY green tea skincare recipes that can be used with confidence and to get radiant skin.
1. Green Tea Steam Facial
This skincare ritual is not as commonly used in routines, but it can be very helpful for those that have tight pores or a lot of clogging in their pores. The facial consists of brewing a cup of green tea and basically holding the face over it to let the steam permeate the skin. Make sure to use a wide mug or even a bowl so that the steam is not concentrated on one area of the face. Also, this should always be done when the face is makeup free but can be done before or after cleaning the face in the morning. Once the steam dissipates, rinse the face with lukewarm water and pat it down with a clean face cloth.
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2. Green Tea Toner
Toner seems to be a love or hate thing in the skincare industry – most people either use it religiously or don’t use it at all. Toner is not a necessary step in the skincare routine, but it has a few benefits that some might want to take advantage of. This green tea toner will essentially make the skin feel refreshed and improve the appearance of it in a short time. Brew a cup or two of green tea and let it cool off before adding a few drops of essential oil (some good ones are tea tree, lavender, carrot seed, frankincense, and geranium) and storing it in a glass container in the fridge. Cold toner will work better for the skin than a room temperature one.
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