This week features a homemade face mask to beautify on the outside and a complementary drink to beautify on the inside. Our series of face masks and detoxifying drinks contain natural, healthy, food grade ingredients.
1. Green Tea, Water, Flour, Honey Face Mask
- 1 green tea bag
- 5 T very warm water
- 2 t flour
- ½ t of honey
Open the contents of a 1 serving green tea bag and poor into a bowl. Add the additional ingredients while warm. Mix to form a paste. Allow to cool and apply the paste to your facial skin and neck. Leave on your face and neck until the mask dries completely. Relax and drink your green tea (below) while you are waiting.
- Before washing off the mask with water, make sure you massage in circular motions. This exfoliates oil and skin cells.
- Wash your face with cold water
- 1 cup of warm green tea
- honey to taste
How this mask beautifies
Green tea has antioxidants and is absorbed into the upper layers of the skin. Honey has antibacterial properties that help control acne. Honey also helps improve the texture of the skin and acts as a moisturizer. The flour acts as an excellent scrub to exfoliate and remove old skin cells and debris.
How this drink beautifies
Polyphenols found in green tea include epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate, epicatechins and flavanols. These substances are shown to have healthy beneficial benefits in numerous studies.