We generally sip on green tea to keep our overall health in good condition, but do you know that it is an excellent product for skin. It is a perfect agent to detoxify the skin. It is rich in antioxidants that may help delay signs of aging such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize free radicals which are cause of skin damages and aging.
As green tea is full of beauty benefits, it can be used as a beauty agent. You can make various facial packs made by green tea at home. This article will give you a few tips on making various face packs made with green tea. We people have different types of skin and so, our facial pack should be different from one to another to get the maximum result.
Top 5 DIY Facial Packs Made with Green Tea:
1. Facial Pack for Oily Skin:
The most problematic skin in summer perhaps is oily skin. The oiliness is enhanced in the hot and humid summer because this heat agitates oil glands and the secretion is enhanced. To control these oil glands a special type of cool and soothing facial pack is needed. To make this facial pack you will be in need of green tea, and sandalwood powder. At first you have to prepare the green tea.
To make this take a cup of hot water and soak a teaspoon green tea leaves in it for 8-10 minutes. Then strain the tea liquor and preserve it in the refrigerator to get cool. Now take 2 teaspoons sandalwood powder and pour needed amount of cool green tea to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck and then leave it to get dry. After that, wash your face with slightly cold water. Regular application of this pack really reduces oil secretion of sebum gland and tones your skin.
2. For Dry Skin:
If you have extremely dry skin then also green tea does wonder to bring your skin in normal condition. To make it you will be in need of ripe papaya, and milk powder. Mash 2-3 pieces of ripe papaya. Add 1 tablespoon milk powder in this ripe papaya. Pour previously made and preserved (in refrigerator) green tea in this mixture.
Mix well. Apply a thick layer of this pack on your skin. Leave it to get dry. You can use this pack daily on your skin. It helps to clean and tone your skin. Moreover, dry skins are prone to wrinkle. It also keeps your skin from premature wrinkle.
3. To Remove Sun Tan:
Excessive exposure to the sun may make our skin dark. Scorching heat of sunburns, actually burn outer layer of the sun and creates tan. Unless you remove sun tan at the primary stage, it will get permanent and will make your skin rough. To remove sun tan, green tea does wonder.
Take 2-3 tablespoons green tea and pour it in a container. Add 1 tablespoon wheat flour in it. Squeeze half lemon in it. Mix everything. Apply this pack every alternate day. You will soon do away with sun tan.
4. To Improve Skin Complexion:
Green tea also is used to improve the complexion of skin by making it healthy flushing out toxins from your skin. To make this special type of face pack just take 2 teaspoon green tea leaves, 3 tablespoons sour yogurt, and 1 teaspoon pure turmeric powder.
At first soak the green tea leaves in yogurt for half an hour. After that, add the turmeric powder in the yogurt. Apply this green tea pack on your face and neck. Leave it to get dry. Use this facial pack twice or thrice a week and get a fairer skin within a few days.
5. To Protect Your Skin from Wrinkle:
Wrinkles appear on the skin when it gets old. You cannot stop the aging or wrinkle process of skin as it is a natural process, but, you can slow down the process. Some people also suffer from premature aging process. Anyway, green tea effectively works to fight both mature and premature aging.
For this purpose, add 2 teaspoons tea leaves, ½ portions of a banana and 1 tablespoon honey in a blender. Blend them well. After that, apply that on your face as well as neck because it is also another wrinkle prone area. Leave it for 20-25 minutes and then wash with plenty of normal water. Apply this pack at least twice a week to get the desired result.
Make these facial packs according to the need of your skin. Mere outer application of green tea is not enough. Along with, keep drinking green tea twice daily to keep your skin both internally as well as externally healthy.