You all know that I am a huge fan of using natural homemade ingredients for making masks, scrubs etc. And what better day than Sunday to pamper yourself with some fresh goodness?
A few weeks back I had Instagrammed a Green tea facemask which you all liked a lot. So here's what went into it :)
Green tea has numerous health and beauty benefits. Along with aiding in weigt loss it works brilliantly to detoxify your skin. It is rich in antioxidants which help your skin in treating acne, scars and is good for reducing the wrinkles. They fight against the free radicals which cause premature aging due to sun exposure. It is antibacterial and deals with acne. Green tea brightens and soothes your skin. It also reduces tan, sun burns and helps in the formation of new cells.
Sounds pretty much like a perfect ingredient to incorporate into your beauty regime doesn't it? Let's get started!
Green tea (tea bag) - 1
Gram Flour - 1 teaspoon
Fullers Earth - 1/2 teaspoon
Sandalwood powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric - a pinch
Rose Water - to combine all ingredients
Soak the tea bag in some warm water for about a minute. Cut the bag open and collect the leaves in a bowl. Store the water aside for mixing the pack at the end.
Add Gram flour, turmenric (optional), fullers earth and sandalwood powder and a few drops of rose water. Mix all the ingredients using the water used for soaking the teabag at the beginning. Make a thick paste so that it stays on easily.
Put it on for 15-20 minutes until the pack dries. Scrub it off using gentle circular motions (the leaves act as a gentle exfoliant) and wash your face throughly with cold water. Done!
Now sit back and enjoy supple skin which glows in all its beauty :)
I have oily-combination acne prone skin, and this mask works really well for my skin. I also use it with curd, honey, lemon juice, which ever is available at that time.
For dry skin, mix it with mashed banana, milk cream....the options are endless. Just use Green tea with your favourite pack!
Please note : If you are allergic to any of above mentioned ingredients, do avoid incorporating it.
That's all for today! Keep glowing! :)