Don’t reach for the 4% benzoyl peroxide to treat moderate to severe zits. Zap zits with green tea which is a natural, safe treatment. Green tea has anti-microbial properties, that reduces inflammation of zits, reduces stress and is comparable in strength and effectiveness as 4% benzoyl peroxide.
What is green tea?
Originally used in China and Japan, green tea has become a popular tea worldwide due to its health benefits. Derived from the plant Camellia sinensis, green tea is subjected to the least amount of oxidation during processing. Green tea retains most of its powerful anti-oxidants which boost your health and immune system and can be applied directly to your skin in addition to being enjoyed as a tea.
What are the benefits of green tea?.
Drinking green tea provides antioxidant benefits to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, increases mental acuity, promotes relaxation, increases concentration, regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, stabilize hormones and boost immunity.
Apply green tea topically to benefit from it’s astringent effects, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is gentle enough to be used on the most sensitive skin.
Basic Green Tea and Honey Face Mask
A facial mask made of green tea with honey will make your skin soft, smooth and glowing.
Step 1 – The only ingredients you will need is natural, unprocessed honey and green tea.
Step 2 – Heat a cup of water and add a bag of green tea. Allow the green tea to steep and cool down to room temperature.
Step 3 – Use a mild soap or facial cleanser to wash your face with warm water to open up your pores. Gently dry your face. Alternatively, you may mix a small amount of warm water with a quarter size amount of natural, unprocessed honey to gently cleanse your skin. Thoroughly rinse with warm water even though you will re-apply honey in step 4.
Step 4 – Using your fingers, apply a small amount of honey to your face and neck. Avoid the skin close to your eyes.
Step 5 – Leave the honey mask on your skin for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Do not use any soap or cleanser
Step 6 – Dip a cotton ball into the green tea and gently rub on your face and neck.
Step 7 – Allow the green tea to dry. The tea will tighten and close your pores.
Step 8 – Apply a light moisturizer on your skin. Your skin will be radiant the next morning. The green tea and honey mask will sooth your skin and reduce the inflammation and redness of zits. After a few applications, your zits will begin to diminish and your skin will become clear.
A simple, quick way to use green tea to zap zits is to drink three to four cups of green tea per day. Use the warm green tea bag to wipe your face, removing excess oils, reducing irritation and making your face feel and look fresh.