Antioxidant Properties Good for Your Skin
What could be more relaxing than soaking in a hot invigorating bath surrounded by flickering candles? How about taking a green tea bath? Green tea has a refreshing grassy aroma. These products have been drunk for centuries by many different cultures for its detoxifying and immunity boosting assets.
But recently green tea beverages has come to be known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well that researcher’s claim is great for your skin.
So soaking in a tea bath is beneficial for those with skin disorders and may actually mitigate the aging process by reducing skin cell damage. Whether you use tea bags, loose tea leaves or an off-the-shelf bath product is up to you.
Yet, few things in life are as enjoyable and luxurious as taking a sensual green tea bath with your favourite essential oils to invigorate your body and relax your mind.
The latest trend of soaking in your tub can be a deeply therapeutic experience because the warm water causes your muscles to relax, reducing stress. Add in detoxifying green tea and you reap green tea’s medicinal benefits of great skin and a way to good health.
Be sure your bathroom door is closed so that green tea’s fragrant vapours cannot escape from the room. The way the green tea bath process works is that hot water opens the skin pores, allowing toxins to escape while permitting polyphenols in the green tea in the water to come in.
The warmth of the water helps your body to absorb the green tea through the skin and inhaling the green tea’s aromatic vapours allows its restorative olfactory effects to enter your system by way of your lungs.
To enhance the effect, a green tea fragrance candle is ideal for purifying your bathroom air and has a refreshing fragrant scent appropriate for keeping your lavatory smelling clean.
From Bath Salts to Boiling Water
Here are some interesting tips for the tub when taking a green tea bath. There are three ways you can add green tea to your bath water.
A) First you can add a few teaspoons of green tea powder directly into you bath water. Just be aware you will have to clean up the deposits when your bath is done.
B) The next method is to throw in some green tea bags directly into the bath while you are bathing or you can place fresh green tea leaves into a piece of cheesecloth. Clean up is a little easier as you simply pick up the green tea bags or cheesecloth and throw them in the trash when finished.
C) The last method allows you to enjoy your tea and take a green tea bath. Boil up some green tea leaves, make the tea strong, and pour the steaming tea beverage into your awaiting bath and don’t forget to save a little so you can sip on while enveloped in your green tea sensory pleasure zone.
As a final note there are many green tea products such as bath salts, soaps, creams and body sprays available on the market. This can be a great help if you want the convenience factor.
The only downside is that you never really know how much actual green tea essence goes into these products, which could be very little.
To get the full effect of green tea, you’d be better off bathing in it because you get the pure tea itself without all the chemicals that the product manufacturers add to it. Also the aroma may be bit overpowering for some people. It may be better to take your bath at night so by the morning the strong smell will have dissipated.
If you want to take your bath in the morning, to counter the smell, you can reduce the amount of tea that you use or you can add a few drops of lavender or similar essential oils into your bath to mask the scent. Another thing to be aware of is if you have fair skin, you may stain your skin if the mixture is made too strong.
It’s also a good idea to clean yourself before you take your green tea bath, as you will be nullifying the beneficial effects of your bath if you use ordinary soap or body wash instead of a green tea soap. You can enhance the benefits of your bath by applying green tea cream or body spray after you are done bathing.