A lot of research studies show that green tea is not only beneficial for our health but beauty too. Other than consuming green tea for a healthy life, one can use the beverage in different ways for their skincare. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of green tea are extremely beneficial.
Beauty Expert Shahnaz Husain shared that green tea can be used in multiple ways for home beauty treatment.
Green Tea As A Toner
The expert shared that green tea can be used as a skin toner. In a pan, add some water and bring to boil. Put green tea leaves in a bowl and pour hot water over it. Keep for a few minutes and then strain. Once cool, dip a cotton pad into the green tea mix and apply all over your face and neck. This helps tone your skin.
You can also dip a green tea bag in hot water and then use the water as a skin toner. This water can also be mixed with other homemade face packs to pamper your skin with the goodness of green tea.
Applying green tea toner will not only refresh and tighten your skin, it will slow down the appearance of ageing signs with its powerfful antioxidants.
Green Tea For Sunburn, Acne Prone Skin
In a pan, add 2-3 cups of water and 2 green tea bags. Soak them for a few minutes and then cool. Using cotton wool pads, apply on your face. The remaining liquid can be kept in the refrigerator.
Green tea helps in soothing sunburn and also helps treating acne prone skin.
This green tea liquid can be used to prepare another face pack. Add some honey to it and mix well. Apply on your face and keep for a few minutes. Wash off.
Green Tea For Exfoliation
Another way to add green tea to your beauty regime is by preparing a scrub with it. In a bowl, add ground almonds, green tea leaves and curd in a blender. Blend to make a scrub. This can be used both as a face and body scrub. Gently massage and wash with normal water.
Green Tea For Nails
Not just your skin, green tea can tranform your nails too. Soak your fingers in green tea. This will give your nails great shine.
Green Tea For Puffy, Tired Eyes
This one is a tried and tested remedy. Green tea bags can be used as eye pads. They help reduce puffiness and help relax your eyes.
Just steep green tea bags in hot water, allow them to cool and use.
Green Tea For Hair Conditions
Do you know, green tea can do wonders for your hair? It can help treat common hair issues like hair fall, dandruff, scalp conditions, dryness among others.
Use As Last Rinse
After you shampoo and condition your hair, use green tea water as the last rinse. It is a great remedy for scalp conditions like dandruff, psoriasis. Not just that, green tea has vitamin C and E which help restore your hair health and give you soft and shiny tresses.
In a pan, add some water and bring to boil. Add green tea leaves to it and let it cool. You can add 1 lemon juice to it and use the mix as your last rinse.
We hope this guide helps you use those green tea bags in your kitchen in the best ways possible.
Shahnaz Husain is a well-known beauty and wellness expert. She is the founder, chariperson and managing director of The Shahnaz Husain Group.
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