Green Tea is becoming very popular because of its amazing effects for the skin. What are the green tea bath benefits and how to pamper yourself with an homemade green tea detox bath
Since ancient time people have discovered the benefits of adding herbs and oils to their bath.
For example, the consumption of perfumes and ointments in Rome was so high that Pliny disapproved of the crazy expenses that went from the imperial coffers to enrich Arabia, India and China.
And how to forget the legendary Cleopatra, probably the first to bathe in donkey milk .To satisfy her beauty bath on a daily basis, it is said that she had a stable of 700 donkeys!
Today it would be impractical and difficult to implement as a plan, but still there is nothing better than a bath to pamper your skin, so we are going to give you some more modern and simple suggestion for a much cheaper but very efficient detox bath: a green tea bath!
You can buy a green tea bath bag already prepared, just pure green tea leaves or mixed with chamomile, oats, lavender and more. But why don’t try making your own green tea bath bag?
In this article we explain the many benefits of a green tea bath and we’ll give a few recipes and ideas to improve your bath experience with creativity.
Green Tea Bath Benefits for Your Skin
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Green Tea contains EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate, catechin with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, a green tea bath can:
Reduce skin damage caused by sun exposure
Prevent oily skin and acne
Prevent wrinkle formation
Improve skin hydration, moisture
Be a natural remedy for puffy eye
Improve skin elasticity
Help reducing inflammation in some skin conditions (psoriasis)
DIY Green Tea Bath, Some Recipes
Let’s start with the ingredients and accessories you need to make your green tea bath:
green tea loose leaves. Since we lived in Hangzhou, China, our favourite green tea in the Longjing, or Dragon Well.
one or more herbs you like (eucalyptus, chamomile, rosemary, basil just to name a few you can use)
a natural fabric of your choice, for example muslin, or unbleached cotton.
string to close the bag
Put your mixture of green tea and herbs in the fabric and close, your bath bag is ready. Of course you can also buy a set of muslin cloth bags like these ones.
Remember, before and after bathing to drink enough water as the detoxing effect can cause a bit of dehydration. Choose a water temperature that makes you feel comfortable, stay in the water at least 20 minutes but try not to stay more than 40 minutes.
Green Tea Bath + Himalayan salts + Eucalyptus Essential Oil
The eucalyptus oil will add a pleasant fragrance and it is known for boosting circulation and reduce skin inflammation. Pink himalayan salt has antimicrobial properties, perfect to exfoliate your skin.
Mix the ingredients in your bath bag, shake for a second and put in the hot water.
The procedure is the same as the above recipes, and if you like add salts. The peppermint cleanses the skin and the lemon will add a delicious relaxing fragrance to your bath.
Is green tea good for acne?
Yes, several clinical studies have proven the use of green tea as efficient to prevent acne and reduce the breackouts.
What does putting green tea in your bath do?
Green Tea contains EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate, catechin with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, a green tea bath can reduce skin damage caused by sun exposure, prevent oily skin and acne, prevent wrinkle formation, improve skin hydration, moisture, be a natural remedy for puffy eye, improve skin elasticity, help reducing inflammation in some skin conditions (psoriasis)
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