Green tea is said to be the most popular drink in the world, next to water. By now, you’ve surely heard about the many health benefits of this amazing beverage. It’s rich in polyphenols and catechins – powerful antioxidants – that help fight free radical damage and protect healthy cells in your body.* Green tea can help support heart health, and it may even help you stay slim, thanks to its metabolism-supporting effects .* But what can it do for your skin?
As a defender against free radical attacks, green tea helps protect skin cells from potential damage (i.e. fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and more) caused by UV sunlight, pollution and other environmental aggressors. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.* Besides pouring yourself a steaming mugful or two every day, here are some DIY treatments you can try to take advantage of the mighty leaf:
Green tea “eyes” cubes: If dark circles and puffy eyes are a problem for you, create an at-home treatment to help alleviate the swelling and darkness. Prepare one cup of green tea, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Any time you’re feeling like your peepers could use a pick-me-up, grab a green tea cube and gently rub around the eyes. The green tea will melt onto the skin, stimulating lymphatic drainage, which decreases puffiness while also stimulating blood flow to brighten the delicate eye area. You can do this treatment as often as needed.
To enhance your results, follow your DIY treatment with Mychelle Magnolia Fresh Eyes. A blend of peptides and plant extracts sheds light on even the darkest under eye shadows and sends bags packing. Eyeseryl® Peptide strengthens weakened capillaries and supports the release of excess fluid responsible for dark circles and puffiness. Green coffee and green tea stimulate and revive while magnolia leaf extract helps strengthen and promote repair for a well-rested look.
Green tea blemish relief treatment: We all get them every now and then: big, swollen blemishes that seem to come out of nowhere. To help reduce the redness and inflammation commonly associated with breakouts, you can create your own green tea blemish relief treatment to counteract the irritation. Soak a few cotton-tip swabs in green tea, then freeze them in a baggie. Anytime you feel a breakout coming on, apply the cotton-tip swab directly to the blemish and hold on the area for 3-5 minutes. The green tea will help relieve pain and reduce redness.
Next, apply Mychelle Clear Skin Spot Treatment, an ultra-clearing and calming spot treatment that counterbalances oil and other problems associated with blemish-prone skin. Sulphur purifies, unclogs pores and dries excess oil, while zinc aids repair and speeds skin’s recovery. Totarol™ purifies deeply to reduce and avert blemish-prone disturbances, helping skin stay in a healthy, balanced state.
Green tea conditioning spritz: To give your hair a boost in hydration and essential nutrients, create a hair spritz with 1 cup green tea and 1 dropper of MyChelle Advanced Argan Oil. The green tea, containing panthenol, helps to prevent breakage and split ends while Advanced Argan Oil floods essential fatty acids and vitamin E into your strands. Use after washing your hair and apply from root to tips. Your hair will feel silky and soft while shining with a healthy radiance.
You can find the amazing, bioactive ingredient Green Tea in the following MyChelle products:
- Pure Harmony Cleanser
- Supreme Polypeptide Cream
- Magnolia Fresh Eyes
- Cranberry Mud Mask
- Apple Brightening Peel
- Apple Brightening Cleanser
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.