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Monday, 13 August 2012

Benefits of Green Tea


Hello beauties, 

Green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves originated in China. It is very beneficial for the human body.

Benefits of drinking green tea:

Studies have shown that green tea formulations reduce sun damage which will enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen.
Green tea is likely to slow down the development of some signs of aging since it has collagenase and elastase.
Green tea is also known as an antioxidant which accelerates weight loss by stimulating the body’s nervous system. This leads to fat being sent through the blood stream to the body cells to use as fuel.
The body is benefited with extra energy. It also releases the excess water and burns fat.

In these hot days of summer I recommend reaching for an iced green tea since it is the most refreshing way to cool off in summer. It is recommended to drink at least 3 cups or more per day to enjoy the health giving properties of green tea.




Green tea treatment:

In order to make this treatment you will need:
  • Ice cube tray,
  • Green tea,
  • Hot water.
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Add 1 to 2 green tea bags (it depends on how much you'd like your tea to be concentrated) to the hot water along with a teaspoon of lemon juice (optional) and stir, until the water cools down to room temperature. Pour the mixture in the ice cube tray and let them freeze for about 24hrs.



First wash your face with a cleanser using warm water in order to open up the pores, then grab an icecube, using it as a toner and rubbing it all over your face until it all melts. Afterwards, wash your face with cold water to close your pores and add your favourite moisturizer. The green tea ice cubes will calm the irritation from a pimple or reduce the appearance of large pores, de-puff any under-eye bags and face altogether.




Take Care,

Rachel 
xoxo