Monday, July 5, 2010

Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

Makeup application is best when you have a healthy glowing skin. Most people rely so much on makeup that they tend to neglect skin care. Why bother when there is makeup to cover up flaws anyways? Makeup should enhance your natural beauty and not totally change your looks. Unhealthy skin, even with makeup will still look unhealthy. So to achieve a completely flawless look, it should start beneath the makeup, that is your skin.

There are so many ways to take care of your skin. Of course, we already know the 3 basics ways - cleanse, tone and moisturize. Although some people need more than the basics to maintain a healthy looking skin specially when aging comes with it. Hydrating your skin is the most essential, so drink at least 8-10 glasses a day. Drink more in the summer since you dehydrate faster during warm weather. Getting enough vitamin E is also a good way to maintain a younger looking skin.

Did you know that green tea has beauty benefits? We all know that green tea has shown to have many health benefits and one of these is helping you get a healthy skin. It fights the effects of aging, makes the skin glow, heal blemishes, soothe tired eyes and more. Peroxide lipids slows down cell degeneration and the aging process. Vitamin E helps reduce the peroxide lipids but Green tea is twenty times more active in reducing these than Vitamin E.

Include green tea in your beauty regimen. Soak two bags of green tea in 1 liter of hot water for 20 minutes. Refrigerate until the water is cold. You can use this as a cooling spritzer to freshen your face. The green tea helps hydrate your skin. Soak cotton pads in cold green tea and put it over your eyes. You can also use the tea bags as an eye mask to relax tired eyes. If you have break outs or scars, dab green tea over the affected areas to help them heal faster. Also, make it a habit to drink at least 1 cup of hot green tea since beauty starts from within. ♥

My favorite green tea brand is the TAZO Tea. I suggest the China Green Tips (also available in full leaf) and Om filter bags for applying on your skin and try out other flavors for your drink.

*photo from http://www.ideal-living.com

6 comments:

  1. Ohh, I should definitely try this :)

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  2. I knew green tea was good for you but didn't know about all of this. Thank you for the post.

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  3. Wow how do you know all of this? Very intresting Miyo I will be trying this...

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  4. I learned to love green tea for health reasons and I always do research on how one can benefit from drinking green tea. I then found out that green tea works the same as Vitamin E in repairing cells. I used to apply Vitamin E directly on my skin so, if it can be done with Vit E, then it should also work with green tea :D

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  5. I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too.
    regards:
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    :) :)

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Have fun and stay beautiful everyone!

♥ Miyo