5 Simple Skin Care Recipes with Green Tea

Did you know that you can harness the anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and rejuvenation benefits of Green Tea externally? Green Tea helps reduce skin inflammation and redness, protects and rejuvenates skin cells, and assists with the adverse effects of UV radiation exposure. Studies have shown that Green Tea reactivates dying skin cells that are at the end of their life cycle, and also note the potential benefits for various skin conditions including psoriasis, rosacea, wrinkles, wounds, and scars.*

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Learn how to take advantage of the healing and medicinal properties of Green Tea with these skin care recipes:

Green Tea, Lemon Balm, & Mint Facial Steam

Facial steams moisturize, relax muscles, plump wrinkles, eliminate toxins, dislodge dirt from pores, and are good for circulation. This recipe is refreshing, rejuvenating, and soothing.

Place Green Sencha Tea, Lemon Balm, and Peppermint into a large ceramic or glass bowl. Boil water and pour over herbs and tea, immediately placing a towel or lid over the bowl so that the oils being released from the herbs do not escape. Steep for 5 minutes. Place the bowl on a table or other surface where you can comfortably sit and hold your face over the bowl covering your head and the bowl with a large towel to make sure that no steam can escape. Make sure to keep your eyes closed and breathe deeply to inhale the therapeutic properties of the herbs. Steam for 10 minutes.

Green Tea & Rose Facial Toner

Toners help adjust pH levels, remove any residues left on the skin after cleansing, tone and tighten pores, and moisturize.   This toner is gentle, soothing, and beneficial for all skin types.

First, make an herbal infused Witch Hazel Extract by placing the Green Sencha Tea leaves and Witch Hazel Extract in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake the jar daily and allow the mixture to infuse for 2 or more weeks.  Once finished infusing, strain the Green Tea leaves out and reserve the remaining liquid. Mix the infused Witch Hazel Extract with all of the other ingredients, and pour into dark glass bottles.

5 Simple Skin Care Recipes with Green Tea

Green Tea & Lavender Facial Cleansing Grains

Facial scrubs exfoliate the skin, scrubbing away dead skin cells and cleansing pores. Some facial scrubs can be rough on the skin, but this recipe contains oats, almonds, and other nourishing ingredients.

Grind oats, almonds, and Lavender flowers in a clean coffee grinder until finely powdered. Sift through a mesh screen to remove larger pieces; larger pieces may be too abrasive for the delicate facial skin. Add clay, Matcha, and Lavender essential oil. Mix thoroughly, and store in a glass jar. To use, mix a small amount with water, milk, cream, yogurt, flower water, or tea until a smooth paste forms. Apply to slightly damp skin and gently massage with fingertips, avoiding the sensitive areas around the eyes and lips.  When finished, rinse off with cool water.

You can use this same blend for a facial mask!  Simply apply a light layer on the face, making sure to avoid the delicate skin area around the eyes and mouth. Leave on for 10 minutes or until the mask feels taught and dry, then rinse off with cool water. For dry or sensitive skin types, leave on for 5 minutes or less.

Peppermint & Green Tea Cooling Mist

Use this mist on sunburns or whenever in need of a little cooling off.  Peppermint is very refreshing and helps provide instant relief for irritated and hot skin. Incorporating Green Tea into the blend helps reduce inflammation, redness, and the adverse effects of UV radiation exposure.

Pour boiling water over the Peppermint and Green Sencha Tea leaves, and infuse until cool. Strain out the leaves and pour the remaining liquid into a 4oz spray bottle. Add the essential oil (if using) and shake to combine all ingredients. Mist directly on sunburn for relief. Use within 1-2 days or store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Green Tea Compress

Green tea is a powerful anti-oxidant and naturally contains tannic acid, theobromine, and polyphenols – all of which ease and repair skin. Green Tea compresses are especially beneficial for sunburned skin and for treating various skin conditions.

To create a compress from Green Sencha Leaf Tea, make an infusion by pouring boiling water over organic loose-leaf tea and allow to cool completely. Once it has cooled, strain out the leaves and reserve the liquid. Soak a clean cloth in the infusion and then place saturated cloth on skin for 5-10 minutes at a time. This process may be repeated several times a day.

 

Find Green Sencha Leaf tea, Matcha tea, bulk herbs, essential oils, Aloe vera Gel, Rose Hydrosol, and other ingredients on our website: www.mountainroseherbs.com

 

* Green Tea Linked To Skin Cell Rejuvenation, Science Daily:                                   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030425071800.htm

 

7 Responses to “5 Simple Skin Care Recipes with Green Tea”

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  3. [...] protect and rejuvenate skin cells and works to reverse the effects of UV exposure. It has also been shown that matcha reactivates dying skin cells that have reached the end of their life cycle. To reap the [...]

  4. avatar green Tea says:

    Good article. I will be experiencing some of these
    issues as well..

  5. […] It is a surprise that many of the things that are found in our own home that we have never thought to bring beauty treatments and it always starts with the things that we eat.  Best skin care that anyone can do will always start from proper diet, exercise and rest. The lack of the three of these will cause bad breakouts on the skin and face. It would also be best to avoid fatty food and things that are fried. So what would be the best to eat? Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins that make the skin look healthier. One secret that Japanese women have is to drink one to two cups of Green tea every day. It is a good source of antioxidants that removes unwanted toxins in our body that may cause acne break outs. Green tea is actually really good for the skin, you can even make beauty recipes from green tea. […]

  6. avatar Pat says:

    where should the green tea facial toner be stored?

    • avatar Kori says:

      Hi Pat~Thanks for your question! I would store the toner in the fridge to keep it as fresh as possible. It will still only be at its best for a few days since it is water and tea based. We so appreciate you reading the blog and enjoy your toner! ~Kori

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