Tea-based beauty products and skincare have become an established source of personal beauty. Tea has had a long history and has long been used as an herbal drink in China. As time has passed, it started being recognized for its anti-ageing, antioxidants, and skin-smoothing benefits, so it was only right to incorporate tea into the beauty and skincare industry.
Too much sun exposure can age your skin, as well as being at risk for skin cancer. But green tea can help, green tea is packed with anti-sun damaging agents. The catechins, which are types of natural phenol and antioxidants, in green tea fight radicals and protect from ultraviolet rays, thus preventing skin damage and wrinkles.
GREEN TEA FACIAL MASK FOR OILY SKIN
- Green tea bag
- Ice flour or clay
- Lemon juice
- Baking soda (optional)
Start by boiling a cup with a green tea bag. Let it cool down completely. Add a spoonful of rice flour or clay and stir it until there are no clumps. Add lemon juice to the mixture and baking soda if preferred, stir again and that’s it.
White Tea is the least processed type of tea, making it have even higher levels of antioxidants than green tea. White tea has antibacterial properties and prevents enzymes that our skin contains which are known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and help reduce collagen and elastin.
WHITE TEA MOISTURIZING FACIAL MIST
- White Tea Bags
- Lemon Zest
- Boiling water
Begin to boil a pot of water. Zest a whole lemon. When the water finishes boiling and the pot has cooled a bit, pour the water into a bowl. Insert about 4 tea packets into the bowl and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Add the lemon zest. After about 10 minutes strain the tea and lemon zest. Grab a funnel and pour the contents into a spray bottle.
Tea does not only benefit your internal and mental health, but also boosts your skin and exterior beauty. Dermatologists have stated that tea is a beneficial component for those struggling from acne to sun-damage. As this skincare trend has continued to grow, many people have used their personal and viral tea-based skincare techniques that are best for their types of skin. Don’t forget to share your skincare hacks with others!
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