Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Used Green Tea Bags for Beauty Benefits

We all know that green tea is the healthiest beverage. It is high in antioxidants and nutrients that can improve various functions of your body including: brain function, fat loss, lower risk of cancer, and many others. It is interesting to know that sipping green tea is not the only benefit you have; you can utilize the used tea bags to enhance your beauty as well.

The green tea bags can be used for various purposes and in various ways, you will find the following points useful:

For puffy eyes: Cool the used bags for some time and then put them over your eyes. Green tea contains polyphenol particles known as tannins. Tannins are an astringent and are able to shrink skin; making them appear fresh and tones. The cool tea bags will reduce the swelling and tighten the skin around your eyes. 

For sunburn treatment: Studies have shown that green tea helps in protecting the skin from sunburn and skin cancer, when applied directly. Place the cooled tea bags on affected area to get relief.

As face scrub: Green tea is full of potent antioxidants; it slows down the process of skin aging by neutralizing the free radicals. Also, it tightens skin. Tear the bag and take out the green tea leaf. Keep the leaf in a small bowl, add granulated sugar and water. Scrub it on your face for an incredible glow.

As hair mask: Put 4-5 used tea bags in boiling water and let it boil for 20 minutes. Leave it overnight. The next morning strain the tea bag from water. Pour the water now on dampen hair and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse it off.

Relief from acne: Green tea flushes out toxins from the skin, helps heal acne and blemishes. It contains catechins - anti-bacterial agents that suppress acne-causing bacteria. Take out the green tea from the bag and grind it with honey and baking soda to make a paste. Apply on face and wait for 10 minutes before rinsing.

For facial steaming: Boil the water with some tea bags and pour it in a bowl. Hold your face over steaming water and cover your head with a towel so that it creates a sort of tent.  Steaming opens your pores so you can cleanse away impurities from skin. Green tea steam will detoxify, hydrate, and refresh the skin.


Health Benefits of Green Tea

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