Detox Green Tea Face Mask (powdered green tea purchased from local Chinese Supermarket)
It’s no secret that green tea is pretty darn good for you. Its boosts your metabolism, detoxes your body, is extremely rich in fibre, enhances your mood, lowers blood sugars and is loaded with tons of antioxidants. So basically green tea is the super hero of the health world in all its hulk coloured glory.
But people forget that green tea is just as effective outside the body as it is on the in. Hurrah for those who hate the stuff right? I’ve already preached about bathing in the stuff here if you want to swim on over. But now I’ve found a cheap little recipe for an at home face mask that'll pack your skin with vitamin A, C and E, sooth any break outs, fight signs of ageing, draw out toxins and leave your skin looking more radiant and energized. All ingredients can be picked up from your local Supermarket or a Chinese Supermarket.
You will need:
½ A Lemon (exfoliate)
½ Teaspoon of Ground Ginger (energise)
3 Teaspoons of Powdered Green Tea (detox)
Throw together the ingredients in a small glass or bowl and wait for a couple minutes for the mixture to thicken. If the mixture is too thick add a little more lemon. Too thin? Add more powdered green tea. It should be similar to the consistency of thick, gloopy custard.
Before applying I’d don an old t-shirt or wrap a towel around you as it can get a little messy. Apply the mixture evenly around the face with your fingers and wait for about 20minutes. This is a deep mask so you may feel a slight tightening sensation when the mixture is drying. When fully dry the mask will no longer feel sticky and slightly more rubbery (similar to latex glue) nudge, nudge.
Once the mixture is dry apply a hot, damn flannel (or towel) to your face for a couple minutes to ‘melt’ the green tea before using circular motions to wipe away. And taa-dar! Fresh, soft skin that looks more radiant, minimises pores and reduces spot redness. Use mask once to twice a week to rid of any dirt trapped in your pores and to detox your face.