Green Tea Clay Mask for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin: Do It Yourself

by Radhika Gupta on July 17, 2013 · 15 comments

Green Tea Clay Mask for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin: Do It Yourself

Hello Damsels,

I am back with another DIY recipe. This time it is for oily and acne-prone skin.  My skin becomes oily in monsoon because of humidity and it becomes more susceptible to pimples if I do not maintain the balance of my skin texture. So, this recipe will help all other beauties with oily skin like me in battling the acne.

Things you will need:

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  • Green tea.
  • Kaolin clay/Fuller’s Earth.
  • Aloe vera.

That’s it. You need only 3 ingredients for this amazing mask.

Ingredients

A bit about ingredients:

Green Tea: Green tea contains loads of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds making it perfect to protect our skin. One of the main benefits it has is the ability to support the process of differentiation and maturation of our keratinocytes, ensuring a strong Stratum corneum (outermost layer of the epidermis) that will protect the more vulnerable layers beneath.

Clay/Fuller’s Earth:  Fuller’s Earth is best for oily skin. It helps you get rid of a lot of skin problems like pimples, tanning, blemishes, etc. Fuller’s earth is a natural absorbent of oil and hence can be used to treat oily skin.

Aloe vera: Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so its perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation.

So, as you can see all three products are important to treat acne and control oil.

Method:

    • Take a few leaves of green tea and put them into hot steaming water and let the leaves seep in for some time.

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    • Now in a clean bowl, take 2 tbsp of Fuller’s Earth/clay and add 2-3 tbsp of green tea. Do not remove the leaves; let them mix with the clay.

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    • Mix the ingredients properly and make a nice thick paste. Now, take 1 small leaf of aloe vera, and slit it from one side.

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  • Now squeeze out the gel, around 1 tbsp and add it in the paste and mix well.

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Your pack is ready. Use this pack daily for one week, and you will notice the difference.

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Quick Tips:

  • If you have leftover, refrigerate it and use it the next day. It will be so soothing and calming.
  • You can use any commercially available aloe vera gels in the market.
  • Post this mask; use refrigerated aloe vera and green tea toner for best results.

Hope you all liked this DIY :)

P.S: Off lately, I am falling in love with the Red Velvet Orange Cake from Starbucks. So, guys go on and try it if you have not already… :-P :-P. Perfect thing to have with your Frappuccino.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

neha July 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm

*drool* super face mask

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Radhika July 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

heyya Neha it is a super pack…correctly put!

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Gowthami July 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm

lovely D.I.Y ……. *clap* *clap*

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Radhika July 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks a lot Gowthami… :-)

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Vidhi V July 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Me too batteling with Acne these days… I hate the marks they leave *cry* *headbang* *grrr*

This sounds good… *thankyou*
The Cake sounds yummmmmmmm *drool* *drool* *drool*

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Radhika July 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm

yeah monsoon can break a havoc on your skin Vidhi…and esp with Mumbai Monsoon I can totally imagine…try this…ott will soothe your skin to a gr8 extent…n go try this cake ASAP…its s so creamy and velvety…

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Melissa July 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I did this in fact this morning and i do agree with you Radhika …the results are amazing *hihi*

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Radhika July 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

gr8 Melissa…good to know that it worked for u as well..

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monika July 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

sounds amazing. Do u use branded fuller’s earth? If so,which one?

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Radhika July 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm

thankyou Monika…you can try Khadi’s or Banjara’s multani…

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Rati July 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm

OMG I was thinking os using my aloe vera gel. Guess I’d skip the clay part since I have dry skin. It sounds soo supeerr awesomeee!! *woot* *woot* Thanks for sharing radhika *puchhi*

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Radhika July 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Thankyou so much Rati…am glad that u liked it… Ur comment completes my review always… *puchhi* *woot*

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shruti July 17, 2013 at 10:49 pm

wow such a cooling mask…..gonna try soon.
Bt radhika pls tell me whr to find these green tea leaves form…all i get here is tht poch wala. :(

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Radhika July 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hey Swati thank you so much…and do not worry abt tea leaves….you can tear that tea bag and then use those leaves….otherwise try big bazaar they have loads of brands of green tea there…like tetley, harmony by GPI, Organic India…etc etc.,

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Radhika July 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

why moderation?? *headbang*

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