|Britain is a nation of tea drinkers but over the past few years it’s become quite trendy to drink green tea rather than you usual brew, I do like it myself although I know some people think it tastes gross but it has benefits that include boosting the immune system, supporting a healthy heart and promoting energy and wellness so it’s popularity is no surprise.
If you don’t like drinking green tea there are many advantages to using herbal infusions in skincare also. Green tea powder is used in cosmetics as a preservative because of its antibacterial properties. As green tea is not fermented, it retains its beneficial properties. Powdered green tea has a beautifully soft texture, which is perfect for use in a face mask and if you would like to try a green tea face mask Lush have the Sacred Truth fresh face mask (£5.25) which contains lots of lovely green tea powder.
Green tea also has powerful antioxidant properties and, as such, can combat the damaging impact of free radicals. This mask would be good for those with dry, sensitive or mature skin who need a boost of antioxidants and would also be good for those with blemishes due to the antibacterial properties. It looks a bit like swamp mud…but doesn’t any face mask?!
Let me know if you’ve tried this mask and what you think! I would have loved to have tested this out but it contains papaya and as you may or may not know I am allergic to most fruits and even applying them topically to my face these days seems to cause an allergic reaction 🙁
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