Our skin is exposed to dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities that can clog and infect our pores with bacteria. When this happens, we are prone to acne, inflammation, and blemishes. These can make us look and feel less than beautiful! Luckily, we can treat acne and inflammation by washing our face with cleaners and soap, but sometimes we just need that extra kick of cleanliness that we get from a facial. If you really want to treat yourself to an in-house spa day, you can try cleaning your face with this DIY green tea face scrub from Brilliance New York.
Green Tea Skin Care Benefits
Green tea has a ton of health benefits from its dietary properties to its ability to increase the ability of your immune system to fight off illness. Tea also has incredible benefits when it comes to hair and skincare. When green tea is used in skincare products, it has the ability to help fight everything from fine lines to age spots and cancer-causing free radicals.
Green tea has antioxidant properties that allow the skin to rejuvenate by reducing inflammation and correcting visible damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The flavonoids that are found in green tea have such a high concentration of antioxidants that neutralize the free radicals. This contributes to the overall appearance and health of the skin.
Why Do You Need a Face Scrub
While washing your face and going through your daily skincare routine is a great way to keep your skin clear of impurities, sometimes you need the extra exfoliating powers of a face scrub. A face scrum can help clean your face, add nutrients to the skin, and scrub away the dirt and skin cells that clog your pores. This will help your skin be tighter, have that natural glow, and help your pores appear smaller.
What You’ll Need
All you’ll need to make a DIY green tea face scrub is:
Green Tea (store-bought packets of green tea, like Lipton’s, will do just fine).
A mixing bowl
Making a DIY Green Tea Face Scrub
To make this face scrub, you will need your mixing bowl and a utensil to mix the face scrub together. It is important that you mix the face scrub evenly so that you can maximize the results:
- Cut open two green tea bags and empty them into the bowl
- Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the bowl
- Mix in 3 or 4 tablespoons of honey and stir
You will want to make sure that you have the right consistency. It should be a thick paste. Adjust how much honey you add in depending on the texture.
Rub the face scrub into your skin allowing for the sugar to exfoliate your skin while the green tea works its way into your skin.