Green tea is very popular for its health benefits, but did you know it is as much beneficial when used topically?. Green tea is packed with antioxidants that can treat tons of your skin problems. It is great for reducing skin inflammation, which makes it a perfect home remedy for pimples, acne and other blemishes. It exfoliates your skin that helps unclog pores and makes your skin clear and naturally glowing. These are just some of the many benefits that you get by using green tea for your skin. That’s why in this post, I am going to share with you DIY aloe vera and green tea face wash recipe.
Now before heading down to the recipe let’s see the benefits of this DIY aloe vera and green tea face wash.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera And Green Tea Face Wash
It contains powerful antimicrobial properties that kill acne-causing bacteria. This not only helps treat acne but also protect your skin from various skin infections caused by those harmful microorganisms. It is rich in catechins which have anti-inflammatory properties. This helps reduce swelling, redness, and irritation of the skin.
Green tea is very effective in exfoliating skin. It removes excess sebum(oil), dirt and dead skin cells trapped in your pores. It deeply cleanses the pores which make your skin rejuvenated and glowing. Green tea is high in antioxidants that fight damage-causing free radicals, This helps in preventing cell damage and slow down skin’s natural aging process.
It works great to combat dry skin. It contains essential fatty acids which hydrate your dry skin cells. Safflower oil also prevents moisture loss by balancing sebum(oil) production in your skin.
It stimulates collagen production which improves the elasticity and strength of the skin. It also promotes cell regeneration which helps in healing scars, fading dark spots and other pigmentation. Safflower oil has vitamin A which helps reduce inflammation. Vitamin A also controls the overproduction of sebum in your skin which aids in the treatment of acne.
It is well known as a natural humectant. It draws moisture from the air and retains it in your skin. This way honey works great to soothe dry and flaky skin. It has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which reduce swelling, redness and soothe irritation. These are the properties which make honey effective in treating pimples, acne, and blemishes.
Honey contains antioxidant properties which prevent premature skin aging. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Read: 12 Honey Face Mask For Naturally Clear And Glowing Skin
Aloe Vera Gel
It unclogs pores by removing excess sebum(oil), dead skin cells and dirt. This makes your skin clear and healthy. It replenishes the lost moisture in your skin which helps heal dry, flaky skin. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps soothe inflammation, redness and clears your skin off acne, and blemishes.
Aloe vera gel improves the skin cell renewal process. This allows the skin to keep rejuvenated cell at the surface which makes your skin look youthful and glowing.
Lavender Essential Oil
It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which eliminate the bacteria causing acne and inflammation.
It is full of antioxidants that fight free radicals that slow down skin aging. The antioxidants contained in lavender oil also removes toxins and other pollutants from the skin. This way using lavender oil helps detoxify your skin.
It boosts blood circulation in your skin which provides required oxygen and nutrition to the skin cells. This helps in keeping the cells healthy which ultimately improves your skin’s appearance.
Procedure For Aloe Vera And Green Tea Face Wash
- ½ cup aloe vera gel (Buy From Here)
- ¼ cup honey
- 3 tablespoon safflower oil (Buy From Here)
- 2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder (Buy From Here)
- 5 drops lavender essential oil (Buy From Here)
- 4-5 tablespoon castile soap (Buy From Here)
- 15 drops frankincense essential oil (Buy From Here)
- Mix all ingredients together until thoroughly combined (I mixed with a spoon for about 6-7 minutes)
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight container.
- To use, wet your skin, apply aloe vera and green tea face wash with clean hands by rubbing in small circles, and wash off with lukewarm water. It won’t foam a lot but should make a small amount of tiny suds.
- Shake well before every use.
2. Additionally, pregnant women, infants, and young children should avoid certain essential oils. so be sure to do your homework beforehand.
3. Keep the face wash container away from direct light. You can also keep this face wash in the refrigerator to increase the shelf life.
TanneJune 26, 2019 at 3:13 am
Will this help rosacea? Wish you could do some recipes for those who suffer with rosacea . Thank you.
MamtaAugust 12, 2019 at 6:20 am
Hi Tanne, Yes, it will help.
Kopal BharniJune 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm
Is sufflower oil same as sunflower oil?
MamtaJuly 5, 2019 at 8:36 am
Safflower oil and sunflower oil are different oils. You can use sunflower oil but I recommend safflower oil. Safflower oil is light and easy to absorb. It is good for all skin types and also help in Healing eczema, psoriasis, acne, inflammation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
BhavaniJanuary 31, 2020 at 10:07 am
For foam can I add baby soap?? Can I skip Safflower oil ? Whether I can use aloevera gel from tree instead of buying??
MamtaAugust 22, 2020 at 5:28 am
Yes, you can add baby soap.
You can substitute safflower oils with almond oil, jojoba, or grapeseed oil (one of these), however, I won’t recommend substituting.
If you are using fresh ale vera gel, you can store this for 3-4 days only in the refrigerator.
BriaJune 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm
Can I replace sufflower oil for another one?… Because its hard to find in my city.
MamtaJune 7, 2020 at 3:23 am
you can use jojoba oil or grapeseed oil instead of safflower oil.