Green Tea Teabags for Acne
If you have been to a skin store recently you may have noticed an increase in the amount of green tea in skin care products. There is a reason for that: green tea contains polyphenols which help protect your skin against cancer by protecting against sun damage. It does this by reducing inflammation and free radicals (everyday toxins, dirt, and dust in the air) from your skin. While more studies are needed to conclusively say that green tea helps with the anti-aging process, there is clinical evidence that suggests this natural leaf helps with the elasticity of skin. Not bad for a chemical and side effect-free remedy for skin! By the way, drinking it daily can also yield similar health benefits for your body and skin.
So, I’ve discussed why green tea may be awesome for your skin. What about honey? As I’ve discussed before, there are many benefits of using honey on your skin. It naturally has moisture retention properties, which is great for people with dry skin. Honey also has anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties. This helps remove the acne causing bacteria from your skin and helps prevent and heal small scars. You’re probably wondering what type of honey to buy. After all, there are many varieties. The kind you should look for is called manuka honey—I’ve discussed the benefits. If you don’t have manuka honey, any organic honey will do.
Combined with green tea, this home remedy for acne acts as a one, two punch for removing acne, brightening your skin, and helping protect against cancer. Read on to find out how to make the green tea and honey mask for acne.
What you need:
Green tea 1-2 teabags
Honey 1-2 tablespoons
What you do:
Step 1: Steep the green tea bag in hot water for a minute to two minutes.
Step 2: After it has been satisfactorily steeped, get a bowl and cut open the tea bag to let the tea leaves fall out.
Step 3: Mix the honey in to the bowl of green tea leaves and mix together to form a paste with a fork or spoon.
Step 4: Using your clean fingertips, massage the sticky paste over your face until all areas of are covered. Be careful to stay away from your eye area!
Step 5: Keep this on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Make sure you use a toner to close up your pores after you are done washing your face. Moisturize as usual.
You can use this mask once to twice a week, depending on the state of your skin. After this, you can look forward to smoother, tighter, and healthier skin! Enjoy!