Now as you may know that I’m on a bit of a health kick and I was advised to drink Green Tea. After reading up on the many benefits, I popped into my local Tescos and bought a 75p box of the healthy tea. Once I got home I was eager to sip some of the green goodness. I won’t lie, it wasn’t pleasant, but I endured it for the sake of health. I then tried it cold in the hope that it would be slightly nicer, oh how I was wrong. After downing the bitter drink I found myself throwing it back up (apologies for the gorey details) since then I haven’t been able to let any pass my lips as the thought simply turns my stomach. So then I was left with a box of tea bags that I had no use for. However, I thought instead of letting the tea go to waste, I’ll make a face mask with the leaves, in the hope that it would do some good for my skin. So here’s how I made it…
Add a small handful of oats into a bowl. The oats will add moisture which will help repair and soften your skin. The oats will also act as a gentle exfoliator, removing any dead skin and dirt from your pores. This will make your skin look brighter.
Rip open a tea bag of green tea, pour the contents into a cup and add a little boiling water, then leave to stand for a minute or so. Green tea contains Vitamin C which is essential in the production of collagen which is a protein that helps your skin to repair itself. Collagen also enhances the firmness of your skin. Green Tea also prevents inflammation, helps to flush out toxins found deep in your skin and leaves your skin feeling soft. Green Tea also contains natural antibacterial agents that suppress acne causing bacteria.
Add a couple spoonfuls of honey into the green tea. Honey is known for killing germs and is also great for reducing inflammation and swelling, especially around the eyes.
Next add a few spoons of milk to the oats. Milk smooths and refines pours and also moisturises.
Add your Green Tea and Honey into the mixture and stir, stir, stir!
No, I’m not naked, I do in fact have a towel around me as I just hopped out of the shower.
Apply to your face and leave on for 20minutes. Once the times up, rinse your face thoroughly and then apply your desired moisturiser.
You can also use this mixture as a gentle daily exfoliator. Just a word of warning, I’d recommend you chillax whilst sporting the mask as it does have a tendency to fly off your face if you decide to make any sudden movement.
So there you have it, a homemade face mask!
Have you made a face mask before?