Green tea has been used for centuries in Asian Countries for its health benefits. Surprisingly, green tea has some amazing effects on the skin itself. The antioxidants in green tea reduces free radicals and encourages the repair and growth of new cells. This is particularly beneficial for someone who is seeking an all natural anti-aging treatment. Read about some of the other great green tea benefits below:
- Anti Aging
- Treats Overly Oily Skin
- Rids the Face of Blackheads and Acne
Green Tea Steam Mask
An easy way to enjoy the benefits of green tea is with a steam mask. Simply place several tablespoons of loose green tea into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head to keep the steam in. Slowly inhale the healing green tea vapors and allow the steam to open your pores and remove any toxins lying within the skin.
Black tea also contains a large amounts of antioxidants. Black tea is most beneficial when you drink a cup a day, rather than using it as a skin treatment. Some of the many skin benefits include:
- Acne Prevention
- Slows Aging
- Sun Protection (When applied topically)
Black tea also has a large number of medicinal uses, which you can read about here.
Oolong tea is a very unique type of tea. It comes from the same family as green and black tea, however the difference is in the processing. During processing, the leaves are allowed to oxidize for a short amount of time before heating to halt the oxidization process. This is why oolong tea is considered a partially fermented tea. We can thank this tea’s high levels of antioxidants for the following skin benefits when you drink several cups per day:
- Improves Skin Vitality
- Slows the Aging Process
- Treats Eczema
- UV Protection (When applied topically)
Matcha Tea Powder
Matcha is a tea that is rich in chlorophyll, an extreme antioxidant. This tea also has other antioxidants and antibacterial features.
“The strong presence of the EGCG antioxidant in matcha slows cell degeneration to impede the aging process, promoting smooth, tight skin that retains moisture and natural, smooth color tones.” (Source: MatchaSecrets)
When used topically as a face mask, matcha tea has many skin benefits, including:
- Lightens and Prevents Age Spots
- Clears Skin Infections
- Removes Free Radicals From Skin
- Clears Acne
- Alleviates Wrinkles
- Even Skin Tone
- Relieves Inflammation
Interested in making a matcha mask? Here’s a great recipe:
Matcha Tea Face Mask
This face mask only calls for two ingredients
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Matcha Powder
Mix the two ingredients together thoroughly, then rub onto your face in circular motions. Let it sit on your face for 10-15 minutes, then remove with a warm washcloth and water.
In addition to using the teas listed above, you can also add HeBella Cosmetic’s natural skincare products to your beauty regimen. HeBella Cosmetics work to detoxify your skin, and make it radiant with mastic gum from a remote island in Greece. HeBella Cosmetics has discovered the secret to youthful, healthy skin and they are wonderful products to add to your daily skincare routine.
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