8 Benefits of green tea in your beauty regimen

Green Tea is a household favorite of almost everyone. Besides consuming it for weight management and several other health benefits, it has striking advantages for skin and hair as well.  Because of the high amount of anti-oxidants, folate, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids, it is widely used in beauty and personal care regimens. Here are 10 easy ways in which you can make the most of green tea for your skin and hair at the comfort of your home-

 Green tea mask for better skin complexion

Countless researches have proved how green tea helps flush out toxins from body, reduces inflammation and heals scars. Use green tea mask to improve your complexion and treat blemishes if any. Here is what you should do:
-Mix two teaspoons of honey in green tea leaves
-Add one teaspoon lemon
-Apply the mask on face letting it sit for 15 minutes
-Rinse with lukewarm water. Recommended to use once a week.

  Facial application to fight signs of ageing

We know green tea is high on antioxidants and anti-ageing properties. It helps delay signs of aging like age spots, wrinkles, sun damage, fine lines and sagging skin. It is advisable to use this facial mask once a week to counter the signs of aging:  
-Mix one teaspoon of turmeric power in two tablespoons curd or plain yogurt. Add one tablespoon green tea.
-Apply on face and neck. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
-Rinse with cool water.  

 Say bye bye to acne and pimples

Acne or pimples are caused by bacterial infection or hormonal imbalances. Rich in anti-bacterial properties and anti-inflammatory properties, green tea regulates the outbreak of pimples/acne on skin. Follow this simple procedure repeating morning and evening if you have acne or sensitive skin:
-Mix a quarter cup of normal water with freshly brewed green tea. Make sure the solution is not hot.
-With a cotton pad apply the solution on your face or affected area
-Rinse with cool water after 15 minutes

 Treat dark circles or puffy eyes

Tea bags have been used for treating under eye problems since ages. Replacing normal with green tea acted as a cherry on cake. The amount of tannin (a type of astringent) and antioxidants in green tea help shrink blood vessels underneath eyes to reduce puffiness. Vitamin K aids in reducing dark circles. Start this easy and effective way for your eyes:
-Don’t throw away your used tea bags. Refrigerate them for 30 minutes.
-Place the tea bags on eyes for 15 minutes while you relax.
-Your tired eyes would cool down and the results start showing within few weeks of daily use.

 Tone your skin

Nothing works better on your skin than a green tea toner which can be used for all skin types, especially acne prone or oily one. This reduces the size of large open pores, cleans impurities and hydrates skin well. Eventually you get dewy healthy skin. Green tea toner can also be used by people suffering with Rosacea or psoriasis. This is what you must do-
-Brew a cup or two of green tea
-You may add few drops of essential oils or rose water in the brewed solution.
-Store the solution in a clean bottle and refrigerate. Apply on face morning evening after cleansing.

 Green Tea Steam

Steaming after facial or otherwise opens the pores of your skin. Adding the tea to the steaming process will detoxify your skin besides giving a glow. The simple procedure to do this is as follows:
Boil water and pour in a large vessel.
Add the tea leaves in the vessel.
Bend over the vessel close to the steam. Cover you head with a towel.
Make sure you don’t burn yourself while inhaling steam. Don’t do this for more than five minutes.

  Solutions to promote hair growth

As said before, antioxidants in the tea is extremely useful for human body. It helps in hair growth, treating dandruff and dry scalp. Many users have found the tea useful to stop hair fall. Let’s try this simple procedure for beautiful hair:
Brew two large cups of the tea and let it cool.
Rinse your hair with the cooled solution after hair wash. Rinse with normal water after ten minutes.
Repeat twice a week for better results.

   To soak your smelly feet

We know how embarrassing it is to have smelly feet. Athletes may have it naturally,while few have it due to hormonal changes or fungal infection in skin. Green tea treats bacterial and fungal growth to help you get rid of stink from feet. Here is an easy method for you:
Soak the bags in boiling water. Strain leaves in latter case.
Let the solution cool down completely.
Meanwhile wash your feet with soap and pat dry.
Pour the solution in tub and let your feet soak it for 10 minutes.
Do not rinse with water after this. Let your feet dry naturally.
Do this twice a week to see the feet odor vanishing within few weeks.
We hope you found this article informative and useful. Hopefully, you will give green tea a chance if you haven’t do so already!

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