Although we all love a winter wonderland, we do not love what the cold wind does to our skin. To eliminate the dryness left behind by winter, here are three DIY green tea masks to choose from, courtesy of HelloGiggles. Greet spring with soft, radiant skin!
Green Tea Face Scrub
Make yourself some green tea both to warm up and to prep for this DIY mask. Take the used tea bag out of your drink and let it cool. Then, rip open the bag and pour the contents into a small bowl. Add one big teaspoon of pure honey to this and mix. Honey is great for hydrating and also combats acne!
At this step, you have a basic scrub. To take this scrub further, you can add a small portion of rice flour, which brightens the skin. The flour makes the scrub a lot smoother too!
Using only your fingertips, gently massage the scrub into your skin, avoiding the skin directly around your eyes.
This green tea scrub can also be used as a body scrub. Let it settle for five minutes (great time efficiency there) and rinse off, patting the skin dry with a soft towel. Apply some gentle moisturizer after this exfoliation, and enjoy the afterglow from your mask! Oh, and don’t forget to drink your green tea!
Green Tea and Yogurt Mask
You will need one teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder, one to two tablespoons of unsweetened, plain greek yogurt, and a drizzle of honey. Mix the ingredients together and apply an even layer of the mask to your face.
(Don’t know what matcha green tea is? You’re not alone! It is a very beneficial mixture filled with antioxidants that also contains cooling properties.) Leave the mask on for 15 minutes before washing it off. You will feel your skin tighten up, leaving you with a baby-smooth complexion.
Lemon Green Tea and Honey Mask
For this mask, you will need a freshly-used green and lemon tea bag. Be sure to keep the cooled tea! You will need it later. Remove the tea leaves and pile them up into a small bowl. Add one spoonful of honey to the mix. Blend this mixture and apply the mask evenly. Let it rest for 15 minutes and scrub gently during the wait.
Next, gently wipe and dab your face with the now-cooled tea that you saved in the earlier step. Rinse off with water. This mask is said to be helpful in combatting breakouts and will leave you with a great glow.
Let us know what you think of these face masks! Now, go off to buy some green tea.
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