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Five Beautiful Uses For Green Tea

FitSugar is always telling me all the reasons I should substitute green tea for afternoon coffee – there are just so many great benefits of this beverage. High in antioxidants, it can help protect skin against UV damage and keep a complexion clear in the process with just 10 ounces a day. But are there any uses for green tea in homemade beauty remedies? You betcha.

  • Green Tea Leaves: While picking up a bag is easier, breaking up tea leaves to create the pouch can cause some of the valuable essential oils to evaporate. Add approximately three teaspoons of loose tea to a 16-ounce bottle of room-temperature water and allow it to steep for one to two hours. Then, strain the tea into a clean spray bottle and discard the leaves. The remaining liquid can be stored in the fridge and spritzed on your face for a refreshing alternative to water.

To see three other ways to use green tea in all its forms,


  • Green Tea Liquid: Before sitting down to sip a cup of already-steeped tea, put a little tea to the side. Then, blend it with one of my favorite products, baking soda, instead of water to give a little breath-freshening flavor to DIY toothpaste or swish it in lieu of mouthwash.
  • Green Tea Bag: If you have splotchy, irritated skin, take a used (cooled) tea bag and make a compress to help the redness go down. The same goes for cuts, scrapes, burns, and puffy eyelids, too.
  • Green Tea Powder: Green Tea Powder (available at health-food stores or online) is a great addition to smoothies, homemade green tea ice cream . . . and your favorite DIY face masks! To moisturize dry skin, mash 1/2 banana before adding one tbsp. honey, one tbsp. plain yogurt, and one tsp. green tea powder.


Join The Conversation
jenniferedeson jenniferedeson 4 years
Whoa man, these are awesome benefits of green tea!! I knew about green tea benefits for cancer, high cholesterol, diabetes and also read about weight loss at
Miriam-Olivia Miriam-Olivia 8 years
Yes! Green tea is the best! You can cook and bake with it too.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
that matcha powder just tastes so good i don't think i have the heart to use it as a face mask or anything else haha
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
love that EGCG!
cupcake_ cupcake_ 8 years
Green tea just keeps getting better and better;)
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
I loooove green tea. I drink it constantly, and I love the smell - I'd wear it as a fragrance if I could, assuming I don't already emit green tea fumes! - but I'm definitely willing to up the amount of green tea in my life even more! :-D
emalove emalove 8 years
I drink green tea every day at work--I love the taste! And it's so good for you. I also use the Alba Botanica Green Tea & Aloe Moisturizer, which is awesome!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Mmm, matcha. Man, that stuff is just for drinking! Too delicious for anything else. I do dab green tea on my face and it really helps with redness, though.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I like the sounds of making a mask with the powder. :)
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