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Green Tea & Coconut Oil Facemask

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Green tea is full of antioxidants called polyphenols that help fight against free radicals. Free radicals cause rapid aging, acne, among other skin issues. Green tea is great for your body, but did you know it can work wonders for your skin as well?

When green tea is used topically, it can soothe acne, rosacea and sun damage. This was my first time trying out a green tea facemask and I loved it.

For this facemask you will need;

1 used tea bag

2tsp coconut oil

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Preparation

Tear your tea bag and empty the contents in a bowl. Add coconut oil and stir until the mixture is uniform. Wash your face with warm water to open your pores. Apply the facemask all over your face starting from your chin heading upwards. Lie down. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off using warm water then rinse off with cold water to lock the pores. Pat dry using a towel.

Green Tea Coconut Oil Facemask

My Experience

This mask smells so good and also feels so good on the skin. The quantity I used was enough for my face and some was left over. I used the rest on my hands. I applied it in excess and made sure to capture my problem areas- under the eyes, nose and forehead. At some point during waiting time, I felt like the mask was being pulled down so I chose a flat relaxed position.

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I did not moisturize my face before taking the before vs after picture below.

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Notice that in the ‘before’ picture, my skin looks dry and almost flaky. It looks like it could use a boost. In the ‘after’ picture, my skin looks more moisturized. It looks like it has been injected with life. This facemask did a good job at softening my skin and infusing it with a glow. I love the results very much.

Will you be trying this facemask anytime soon? I recently got on the green tea bandwagon and I have nothing but good things to say. That is, until you get me talking about the taste. I’d love to hear your experiences with green tea and whether you will be trying it topically. Comment down below.

 (Photos taken using LG Nexus 5, HDR on)
 
 
**UPDATE**: This mask is so messy, but has great results. I love the grainy texture of the green leaves, which I realize need to be substituted with pure matcha powder. Skin feels so clean and smooth after using this mask. It would be my go-to when I need a quick and easy solution for rough, dry skin. Messy level is at 6/10
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