DIY Green Tea Facial Mask Recipes for a Flawless Glowing Skin

by Eng Hou Ng Online Entrepreneur

Green tea is consumed mostly in Asia countries, including India, Japan, Korea and China and its health benefits are widely known in these places. The health benefits of green tea are gaining greater recognition in the US because of studies that indicate that green tea can fight cancer.


The medicinal properties of green tea come from the huge amount of polyphenols it contains. Polyphenols which act as antioxidants help block the development of skin-cancer cells.


A study done by the dermatology department at the University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio found that green tea does offer protection from the damaging effects of the sun’s ultra violet rays on the skin.


As we age, our immune response in our skin lessens which is believed to be a main reason that many people succumb to skin cancer and other skin maladies as they age.  UV radiation further damages the skin’s immune response.


Topical application of green and white tea, according to this study, inhibits the damaging effects of UV radiation to our skin’s immune response system making it an excellent addition to any skin care routine. Further studies have supported these findings and found even further benefits.


Besides drinking lots of green tea, another great way to harness the benefits of green tea is to learn how to make your own facial mask using green tea as one of the main ingredients, which is an effective way to condition, clean or treat the skin. Green tea facial mask can help to calm irritated skin, especially after a deep cleansing facial.


Following are some green tea facial mask recipes that can keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing.  


Honey Yogurt Green Tea Facial Mask for Skin Moisturizing


Raw organic honey, preferably manuka honey, is renowned for its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties and makes a great cleanser or mask for your face as it helps to hydrate the skin.


Yogurt offers soothing, softening and hydrating effect on the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. In addition, yogurt has antibacterial and antifungal properties which make it an excellent cleansing agent.


To prepare this green tea facial mask, you scoop a teaspoon of unflavored yogurt ad mix it well with a teaspoon of matcha powdered green tea and a quarter teaspoon of manuka honey. You apply this mixture on your face and let it stay there for 15 to 20 minutes before you rinse it off with lukewarm water.


Avocado Green Tea Facial Mask for Dry Skin


Avocado has high amounts of vitamin B12 and fatty acids. This will replenish and repair your skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. It’s excellent for moisturizing and nourishing any kind of dry, mature or dehydrated skin.


To prepare this green tea facial mask, you will need to mash half of the avocado into a creamy paste and mix it with 2 tablespoons of matcha powdered green tea. Finally, you add in one tablespoon of manuka honey.


You can apply the paste on your face and neck, avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before you rinse it off with lukewarm water.


Aloe Vera Clay Green Tea Facial Mask for Oily and Acne Prone Skin


Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it is perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation.


Fuller’s Earth clay is best for oily skin. It helps you get rid of a lot of skin problems like pimples, tanning, blemishes, etc. Fuller’s earth is a natural absorbent of oil and hence can be used to treat oily skin.


To prepare this green tea facial mask, you need 3 tablespoons of matcha powdered green tea, 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and 2 teaspoons of Fuller’s Earth clay.


In a bowl, mix the powdered green tea and Aloe Vera gel together. Add slowly Fuller’s Earth clay, while continuing to stir with a wooden spoon. Put the mask in the fridge for about ten minutes before use.

Apply the 
green tea mask on your forehead, nose and chin. Be careful around your eyes area. Leave on for 10 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.


You can apply it once or twice a week if you have oily skin or normal, but if you have sensitive skin limited to once every two weeks. This green tea facial mask can also help to heal sun damaged skin and reduce pimples and dark spots. 


You may want to watch a Video HERE to learn how to make your own green tea facial mask to get a flawless skin.


For more ideas to a flawless glowing skin, simply click on DIY Beauty Recipes

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