Are you an avid lover of green tea? Then you’re in luck. It is not just a packet of tea, but a treasure box of beauty and health benefits. Green tea is a perfect detoxifier and cleanser, and also a much revered natural beauty product at your disposal with no additional cost. Next time, before throwing a used green tea bag away in the dustbin, think! It can help you treat your skin and hair problems without getting you swayed with the expensive and fanciest of beauty products.
Enjoy these green tea beauty hacks in your daily beauty regime and say bye-bye to your beauty-related problems.
1. Say goodbye to acne!
Acne problem is something which everyone goes through at some point in time. The problem is painful and very bothersome. Hiding it every time with a concealer or mousse is not a permanent solution, Right! Green tea is just perfect to treat the pesky acne problem from its roots. The antioxidants in the tea kill the bacteria responsible for the acne.
How to use:
- Method 1: Wash your face properly. Gently apply the dipped green tea bag on your face acne. Rinse off after 15 minutes.
- Method 2: Brew a green tea bag in hot water and let it cool. Remove the brewed green tea leaves from the bag. Apply it on the affected areas with a cotton swab. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Wash your face with cool water.
- Method 3: In half a cup of brewed and cool green tea, add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil. Dab this concoction with a help of cotton swab. Let it dry and then apply the moisturizer.
2. A perfect dead skin exfoliant!
Considering all the positive vibes that the green tea gives and gets, giving a try to the at-home-scrub made with green tea is a must! Not only it cures acne, blemishes, and puffiness under the eyes, but also exfoliates the dead skin cells from the skin giving it a refreshing glow.
How to make the scrub: Brew a green tea bag in hot water and let it cool. Remove the brewed green tea leaves from the tea bag after 10 minutes. Mix it with brown sugar (you can use ordinary sugar as well), olive oil, and a tablespoon of honey. Scrub gently on your face for about a minute and then let it settle for about 5 minutes. Rinse off.
3. A foolproof natural eye treatment
There is nothing bothersome than having the hints of your night out right on your face. An economical, compelling way for reducing the puffiness and dark circles around the eyes is by simply using green tea bags. The natural caffeine present in green tea reduces puffiness and removes dark circles.
How to use: Brew two green tea bags in hot water for about 2 minutes. Now remove the bags and place them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Place the tea bags on your closed eyelids and relax for 10-15 minutes. You can repeat the process two times a day for better results.
4. At-home anti-aging treatment
Who doesn’t like to have youthful skin? Everybody craves for a beautiful and youthful skin. This green tea mask works like magic in combating the signs of aging.
How to use: Mix together some mashed leaves of green tea, 3 tablespoons of yogurt, and some turmeric to make a mask. Apply this mask on your face and neck region. Keep it for about 30 minutes, wash your face with lukewarm water.
5. An amazing homemade skin toner!
Buying expensive and chemical-based toners from the market are not only stressful to your pocket but also on your health. Going for a natural skin toner is always advisable. Green tea is one such natural skin toner which detoxifies your skin, reduces inflammation, and refreshes it.
How to use: Steep some green tea in hot water for a few minutes and let it cool. Add one tablespoon aloe vera gel into the green tea. Now pour the concoction in a spray container. Use it in your regular skincare routine to keep your skin soft and supple.
6. Say yes to luscious and shiny hair!
Green tea is an absolute boon for hair health. It has become a much-lauded ingredient in many hair products nowadays. All the credit goes to the caffeine and antioxidants present in the tea.
How to use: Brew two bags of green tea in hot water and let it cool. Now add one tablespoon each of honey and coconut oil to it. Massage this concoction into your scalp and hair. Rinse your hair after half an hour.
7. Sunburn! Not a problem anymore!
Are you afraid of spending too much time in the sun? Worry no more! Green tea is here. This beverage is not just helpful in reducing weight but also solves myriad of skin problems, including sunburns. It soothes the inflammation caused by the sunburns on the skin.
How to use: Brew one cup of green tea and freeze it in an ice cube tray. With the help of a washcloth, apply these ice cubes on the affected areas for a soothing effect.
8. A wonderful skin moisturizer!
Tired of dry and patchy skin! Fear no more! The widely lauded beverage, green tea, is a natural skin moisturizer which effectively keeps your skin healthy and supple.
How to use: In a container, melt one cup of coconut oil and then add two tablespoons of loose green tea in the oil. Let the concoction simmer for an hour. Strain the oil with the help of a cheesecloth. Let it cool until solid.
9. Fear no more of acne scars!
Having acne scars on the face is like a spot on the eternal beauty of the moon. Acne always leaves behind stubborn dark spots and blemishes on the face that make facial skin look dull and unattractive. Fortunately, green tea is naturally infused with a quality of not only treating acne problem but also the scars from previous breakouts.
How to use: Boil two cups of water and steep in two tablespoons of loose green tea into it. Let the tea sit for about 10 minutes. After the water has come to the room temperature, apply the water on your face with the help of washcloth.
10. Tightens open pores!
Pores are something which everybody has on their skin. Some people have visible pores, while others have negligible ones. Enlarged pores increase the chances of blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. It is impossible to get rid of them overnight, but with the help of effective home remedies, you can definitely reduce their visibility by tightening them.
How to use: Boil three tablespoons of green tea leaves in two cups of water for about 5 minutes. Let it cool until it reaches the room temperature. Place this tea in the refrigerator to chill. Now add the juice of one lemon and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel in the cold green tea. Apply it with a cotton ball on your face. You can store this concoction in the fridge for 5-6 days.
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