Rich in antioxidants, green tea has become the favorite drink of many people who want to lose weight. In addition to assisting in the weight loss process, this drink also activates the immune system, reduces cholesterol levels, prevents cancer and provides other benefits to our health.Green tea also has cosmetic properties and can invigorate the skin on the face, as part of the beauty ritual.

Properties and benefits of green tea for the skin

The substances in green tea soothe the skin and help prevent pimples, in addition to reducing inflammation and leaving the skin looking younger for longer. Due to the flavonoids present in this drink, it reduces the adverse effects on the skin caused by exposure to sunlight. When ingested, green tea acts as a shield that completes the action of the applied shield.

The consumption of green tea also improves the skin’s hydration, firmness and elasticity. The substances present in the drink improve blood flow, facilitating the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

green tea for skin

To retain all of the beneficial properties of green tea, store it in a dark, cool, dry and airy place. After brewing the tea and letting it cool, you can wash your face thoroughly and sprinkle the drink.

Here are some homemade recipes with the drink to invigorate the skin on your face:

astringent tonic

Add 100 grams of green tea leaves to half a liter of water and let it rest for an hour. Strain and rub the face with a cotton swab, making a circular motion. Avoid eye contact.

Rejuvenating Mask

Blend the following ingredients in a blender: some unpeeled grapes, a small piece of ginger, a tablespoon of green clay, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Mix half a cup of green tea and rub the mixture over your face. Leave for an hour and remove with cold water.

oil skin mask

Mix green tea juice with a spoon of honey and apply to clean, dry face, massaging gently. Leave to act for a period of 20 minutes and remove with cold water.

compress for dark circles

Add 100 grams of green tea to half a liter of boiling water and smother for five minutes. Allow to cool and then store in the refrigerator. Soak two cotton swabs with iced green tea and place them over your eyes, leaving them to act for a period of 15 minutes.