1. Beautiful, youthful and glowing skin
Signs of ageing? Acne? Redness? No problem, we’ll get that sorted for you. Start drinking 3 – 4 cups of unsweetened green tea per day and you’ll begin to see a nice difference within a couple of weeks. Trust me, I’ve seen it work wonders on my own skin. You’ll be receiving good comments in no time!
Treat acne with green tea
Many of us have struggled with it, including myself and I think I speak for all of us when I say it really isn’t fun. But let’s show acne who’s boss!
Ever since I have been drinking green tea regularly (3-4 cups a day) I have noticed a huge difference in the texture and tone of my skin, which is a real confidence booster after suffering from red, clogged up skin for so long. Whilst a healthy diet, a GENTLE facial wash (I recommend: [easyazon_link asin=”B00CHHK1C6″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”femx-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash[/easyazon_link]), rose-hip oil instead of moisturiser (I recommend:[easyazon_link asin=”B00IT69F62″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”femx-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]ORGANIC Rosehip Oil[/easyazon_link]), tea – tree oil (I recommend: [easyazon_link asin=”B000ELP5KA” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”femx-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Now Foods Tea Tree Oil[/easyazon_link]) and plenty of water really helped to clear my skin, green tea cleansed me from the inside out and gave it all that extra boost. You can achieve the same results.
Epigallocatechin gallate, a catechin (type of polyphenol) within green tea is known to be 25-100 times more potent than vitamins E and C! Acting as an antifungal, a bacteria fighter and an anti-inflammatory, it speaks for itself. With its antioxidant properties it will also flush out all of the bad toxins in your body that cause clogged pores and oily skin as well as balance your moisture levels, keeping your skin evenly hydrated. Ref 1.
Try this D.I.Y green tea topical treatment for extra calm skin:
Acne busting toner
- Boil a pot of water and infuse 3 green tea bags for 5 minutes
- Leave to cool then pour into a container with a lid.
- Store in fridge
- Dip a cotton ball or wipe into the green tea and dab onto face twice daily to add moisture and unclog pores (don’t wash off)
Slow down signs of ageing with green tea
Stay looking 25 for another 5 years! With antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in the polyphenols within green tea, it is likely to slow down the development of some signs of ageing.
According to a recent study of 40 women who tried either green tea or a placebo regimen on their skin for 8 weeks, biopsies came back and concluded that there was a significant improvement in the elastic tissue content of green tea tested specimens. The improvement in your elastic tissue will make your skin look firmer and tighter, keeping the clock stopped right where it is! The caffeine within green tea will also stimulate the skin around the eyes, helping you to look fresh and awake. Ref 2.
For extra young looking skin, try this D.I.Y topical treatment:
Green tea and rosewater toner
- Take a cup of rosewater and boil
- Take off boil and immediately add 2 green tea bags
- Allow tea bags to soak for 5 minutes
- Take out tea bags and allow to cool
- Pour into spray bottle and store in fridge
- Spray on skin each night as a toner to tighten skin and slow down the ageing process (don’t wash off)
Treat redness and fight sun damage with green tea
If you suffer from red, sensitive skin and everything you’re using on it just starts a new problem within itself, I recommend putting down the expensive products and picking up some green tea.
The powerful chemicals within green tea which all possess strong anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities, will do your red, sensitive skin a world of good. These properties will get to the internal root of the problem and clear out the toxins that are causing you grief. This will then reduce external redness and swelling, giving you an all round great result.
A number of studies have also concluded that green tea exerts sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays. Used in conjunction with sunscreen (I recommend : [easyazon_link asin=”B004D2C5FY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”femx-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Neutrogena Clear Face Sunblock Lotion SPF 30[/easyazon_link]), green tea will enhance skin protection and make you much less susceptible to ultra-violet light, decreasing your sensitive skin symptoms. Ref 2.
Try out this D.I.Y topical green tea treatment to calm rosacea externally:
Tea – bag trick
- Place one green tea bag under very hot water for a few seconds or until steamy
- Squeeze out excess water
- Dab tea bag all over face, paying extra attention to rosacea affected areas
- Repeat every morning for calmer, fresher looking skin. The caffeine within the tea will also help you to look more awake.
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