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12 homemade beauty recipes with green tea

Highly recommended by nutritionists because of its numerous benefits for the diet, green tea is well-remembered because of its weight loss aid. In addition, it is a very healthy drink that brings several benefits to the health of those who include it in the menu. Experts even believe that this tea can help prevent cancer, especially skin and gastric cancer.

Dr. Michele Haikal, a dermatologist specializing in anti-aging medicine, sheds light on some more of the other rewards the compound can offer. “Green tea is a powerful antioxidant and also helps to deflate,” she says. In addition, she explains that, because it contains magnesium, it “improves the immune system”.

If all these reasons were not enough, when combined with other ingredients, the herb can also be used topically, in homemade recipes or industrialized cosmetics, with less efficiency than in the form of tea, but still very beneficial for skin and hair health.

Recipes to take care of beauty with green tea

The list below brings 12 beauty recipes that take advantage of the actions of green tea and can be used safely, unless you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in the mixtures.

1. Thermal water

Great for hot days or to accompany physical activities, thermal water has a calming and refreshing effect on the skin. Although this is an industrialized product that can be found in pharmacies and perfumeries in a wide variety of options, it is also possible to adapt it for home manufacture and use green tea in its composition, as in the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of green tea;
  • 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice;
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.

Preparation and application:

  1. Mix the ingredients until the liquid is homogeneous;
  2. Store the mixture in a spray bottle;
  3. Keep it in the fridge and splash on the desired area when the liquid is already well chilled.

2. Lip moisturizer

To protect the lips from the sun’s rays and avoid skin peeling in cold weather, lip moisturizer is a great ally and green tea compounds can still enhance its benefits.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml of green tea oil;
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of beeswax;
  • 1 tablespoon of honey;
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil;
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered zinc oxide.

How to prepare green tea oil:

  1. Melt a cup of coconut oil in a water bath;
  2. Mix two tablespoons of green leaf tea;
  3. Cover the pan and let it cook for an hour;
  4. Once ready, strain the oil and use it in the recipe.

Preparation of the lip moisturizer:

  1. In a pan in a bain-marie, mix the 60 ml of oil with the beeswax until it melts and remove from the heat;
  2. Add to this first mixture the honey, the avocado oil and the spoons of zinc oxide;
  3. Beat the ingredients with a mixer until creamy;
  4. Store the preparation in a container with a lid and apply it to your lips when it is cool.

3. Anti-Puffiness Compress

For days when you wake up with puffy eyes and simply washing your face doesn’t alleviate the tired look, caffeinated teas cause vasoconstriction, softening dark circles and swelling of the eyelids.

Preparation and application:

  1. Brew two green tea sachets in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes;
  2. Let the tea cool naturally until the temperature is comfortable to the touch;
  3. Wrap the sachets with gauze and apply them over closed eyes.

The compress time varies according to the conditions of each person. The ideal is to keep the sachets over the eyes until they cool completely and, if the result is not satisfactory, carry out the whole procedure again.

It is worth saying that the tea resulting from the infusion can be consumed normally!

4. Anti-acne tonic

Due to its stimulating and sun protection action, it is also possible to use green tea in items that help in the treatment of acne or even in its prevention.

Ingredients:

  • 2 green tea bags;
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil;
  • 2 drops of lavender oil.

Preparation and application

Just mix the ingredients, store them in a spray bottle, and leave it in the fridge. The application should be done as a tonic, spraying it directly on the site or using a cotton pad to deposit it on the skin. You can also freeze the mixture in cubes and use the ice to soothe minor bruises and insect bites.

5. Mask to smooth expression lines

Although green tea does not have a firming action, its antioxidant potential helps to delay the aging of the skin, in addition to having “a substance called epigallate-catechin-gallate, which increases longevity”, explains the dermatologist.

With prolonged use in highly concentrated preparations, such as this mask, green tea can help firm the skin, also preventing the formation of expression lines and even crow’s feet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of green tea;
  • 2 tablespoons of organic honey.

Preparation and application:

  1. Prepare the tea in boiling water and let it cool completely;
  2. Add the honey, stirring until the mixture becomes a very consistent paste;
  3. Apply the mask on the face and keep it for 15 minutes;
  4. Remove with cold water.

The solution should be used twice a week at night.

6. Exfoliating and moisturizing body

As a common exfoliant, it can be used all over the body during a shower to remove dead skin cells. In this case, the greatest benefits of green tea are its fragrance, its stimulating and refreshing action.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar;
  • ½ cup of coconut oil;
  • 1 tablespoon of green tea leaves;
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha powder.

Preparation and application:

Just mix all the ingredients together until they form a very thick and grainy paste. The final product must be stored in a tightly closed container that does not allow air to enter.

7. Facial rinse

At the end of the day, to complete your routine skin care, it may be interesting to apply green tea on your face and enjoy its refreshment, which increases the feeling of cleanliness.

Preparation and application:

This is the simplest recipe on the list, as it only requires brewing as much green tea as possible to rinse your face thoroughly. Once the tea has cooled, use a towel soaked in warm to hot water to apply a compress to the face, which helps to open the pores.

With the pores already open, rinse your face or use a cotton pad to deposit the green tea on the skin.

8. Mask to control oiliness

Michele explains that many herbs have a good astringent effect, which helps to control oiliness, and green tea can also be used for this purpose, although this is not one of its best performances and there are other plants that do this better. occupation.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of ready-made green tea;
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of rice flour.

Preparation and application:

  1. Mix the green tea with the rice flour until it forms a sticky but not very consistent paste.
  2. Spread the mask evenly over the face;
  3. After 20 minutes, remove it by pressing so that the flour creates friction with the skin and thus exfoliates it.

9. Deep cleansing mask

Already well known for its benefits for hair and skin, in this recipe the green clay has an exfoliating effect, which helps to intensify cleaning and prepare the skin for the protection provided by green tea.

Ingredients:

  • 2 green tea bags;
  • 2 tablespoons of green clay;
  • 3 vitamin C capsules.

Preparation and application:

  1. Prepare the tea with an infusion of just one minute;
  2. Put ½ cup of green tea in a container and add the clay, always stirring a lot;
  3. Pierce the vitamin C capsules with a sterilized pin and add their contents to the mixture;
  4. With the fingertips, apply the mask on the face massaging it lightly;
  5. After 15 minutes, remove the mask with warm water.

10. Antioxidant mask

To prevent the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, which can accelerate the aging of cells, dermatologist and anti-aging medicine specialist Dr. Michele Haikal recommends using green tea in an antioxidant night mask:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of green tea;
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil;
  • 1 ampoule of vitamin A.

Preparation and application:

Each mixture of the mask is enough for one application, and the rest should be discarded. To make it, just add the ingredients one by one and mix them together. Before going to bed, spread the solution on your face with the help of a cotton ball and remove it the next morning.

11. Relaxing foot bath

To take advantage of its antibacterial effects, green tea can be used in a foot bath that not only helps to relax the feet after exhausting days, but also exfoliates and leaves the skin softer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coarse salt;
  • 2 green tea bags;
  • 2 sprigs of lavender (dried or fresh);
  • ½ tablespoon of lavender oil;
  • As much as warm to hot water.

Preparation and use:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except lavender oil;
  2. Fill the container with hot water — preserving a limit height so it doesn’t overflow when you dip your feet;
  3. Add the drops of lavender oil;
  4. Soak your feet for 20 minutes or until you feel more rested.

12. Rinse to shine the hair

To give shine to the strands and make them softer and silkier, finish a regular wash with green tea.

Ingredients:

  • 2 green tea bags;
  • 3 cups of boiling water.

Preparation and application:

Brew the tea for about 5 minutes and let it cool naturally. After washing your hair, pour the warm or cold liquid through your hair, massaging gently.

Necessary care with beauty recipes

It must be remembered that homemade beauty recipes require a lot of care, as they can cause damage to the skin if they are used incorrectly or have aggressive components. Therefore, it is important that all ingredients are analyzed separately. Recipes with lemon, for example, should not be tested, as the juice of the fruit sensitizes the skin, making it more susceptible to blemishes and severe burns.

With attention to this recommendation, all the recipes listed here can be used without risk, since green tea is safe and brings many benefits to the skin due to its antioxidant and anti-free radical action.

However, it is worth noting that the topical use of green tea does not replace its intake, which brings even more benefits, such as the prevention of skin cancer; and does not negate the need for daily use of sunscreen or other products recommended by her/his dermatologist.

Where to buy green tea?

Green tea can be easily found at supplement and health food stores. On the internet, Natue has dozens of green tea-based products with discounts of up to 30% and prices starting at R$3.80.

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