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Green Tea - Facial Mask with the Goodness of Chickpea & Turmeric

Updated on December 11, 2016
Green tea facial mask ingredients
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Green tea has many medicinal properties that make it an excellent ingredient in a green tea facial mask.

Green tea is good for the skin because it has high levels of antioxidants. These antioxidants reduce inflammation and protect skin cells from damage.

The antioxidants in green tea, prevent premature aging of skin cells. Green tea helps to treat sunburns and protect the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun, and contributes to preventing skin cancer.

Green Tea is rich in EGCG (Epigalocatechingallate). EGCG is a polyphenol that helps to revive damaged skin cells by making the skin cells produce more collagen.

The tannins present in green tea act as an astringent and kills infection on the skin. It tightens the skin, thereby helping to reduce wrinkles and prevent aging.

Green tea is also rich in vitamins C, D, K, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.

Brewing Green Tea

  • Take a quarter cup of water in a porcelain mug.
  • Heat the water for one minute.
  • Dip the green tea bag in hot water and leave to brew for ten minutes.

How to make a green tea facial mask

Ingredients

2 tablespoons chickpea flour

1/4 tablespoon turmeric

3 tablespoons green tea brew

How to prepare?

  • Take a medium sized bowl
  • Add the gram flour and turmeric powder.
  • Add the green tea brew little by little and keep mixing till you get a fine paste.
  • The green tea facial mask is ready for use.

This facial mask has the goodness of green tea, turmeric and chickpea flour.

You can make chickpea flour (Garbanzo beans) by grinding dry chickpeas in a food processor.

Before applying the green tea facial mask wash your face and pat dry. Apply the green tea facial mask evenly on your face. Leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off thoroughly and pat dry.


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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Suzie HQ thank you for your visit and yes this facial mask is great for the skin.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 2 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vellur,

      Great recipe with the green tea which is excellent for the skin and combined with the chickpea flour and turmeric is a perfect face mask. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Thelma Alberts I do hope you get chickpea flour out there. Thanks for the vote up and share.

      vocalcoach thank you for your visit and vote. I hope you enjoy this facial mask.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm glad you explained what gram flour is (chickpea flour.) I will be trying this face mask recipe and thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      I hope I can find chick pea flour here as I want to try this. I have green tea and turmeric in my kitchen cupboard. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Voted up and shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      fpherj48 thank you for stopping by and yes this is a great facial mask and very easy to make. Thank you for the many votes.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      This sounds like a great facial mask that is simple to make at home and easy to use! I know I intend to try it!...UP+++

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      DDE this is a great mask, thank you.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Green Tea - Face Mask Recipe sounds a wonderful idea and a natural idea indeed

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Kathryn Stratford thank you, natural recipes are great for the skin.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I like these kind of recipes, and sometime I want to try it. I would just need to get the gram flour.

      Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      RobinGrosswirth23 thank you for stopping by and as you say herbs are great in the natural form.

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      Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

      Most people don't understand that herbs in their natural form are medicinal and powerful, oftentimes much better than processed products on the market. Aloe is great for the skin too (right off the plant).

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      tirelesstraveler am so happy it worked for you. They yellow is because of the turmeric. That will go away after a good wash. Thank you for trying out and letting me know, I appreciate it.

      Koffeeklatch Gals thank you for stopping by and reading. This mask is great to use.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I always knew about the advantages of drinking green tea but never thought of using it as a mask. It is something I will have to try.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      I tried it last night. It works. I was a little yellow, but that went away after washing my face this morning :) I was hungry for curry while I was waiting for it to dry.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      donnah75 thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Donna Hilbrandt 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      This looks great! Voted up.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Really interesting. Never heard of a green tea face mask before. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up, useful, interesting and shared, Nithya.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 thank you for stopping by and yes this is really a great way to relax.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 thank you for stopping by and yes this is really a great way to relax.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Absolutely a wonderful way to relax and yet get some healthy facial energy. Thanks for the ideas.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      always exploring this mask is easy to make and gives good results, thank you for stopping by.

      Hi!! tirelesstraveler how are you?? go ahead and try it out. Natural face masks are the best. Thank you for stopping by.

      Ruchira this face mask is great. Thank you for the vote up and the share.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      I never thought of using green tea for making a paste. I usually add turmeric, besan and milk.

      Will give this a try.

      Thanks nithya.

      Voted up as interesting and sharing it across.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Just bought turmeric and have the chick pea flower and tea...nothing stopping me from trying this mask. Love this idea of beauty straight from the kitchen. Voting up, useful, and interesting.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I drink green tea daily, never thought of a mask. I will make it, easy to do..Thank you..

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      billybuc this face mask is great. Your face radiates with good health after using this mask.

      faythef gram flour is chick pea flour. We use it in our cooking so it is readily available in my kitchen. You will get it any supermarket.

      Faith Reaper yes this facial mask is really soothing,thank you for the vote up and share.

      Mhatter99 thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks for sharing the recipe for the green tea mask! Sounds soothing. Must give this a try no doubt.

      Voted up+++ and sharing

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      Sounds like something I may like to try.But what is gram flour? And where can I get it ?

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can see the value in this, but knowing me I just don't think I'll be doing it. Great suggestions!