Most us love to drink green tea due to its health benefits. This delicious beverage contains antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cavity properties which can provide relief from many common health problems as well as reduce the risk of many serious health problems.
Just 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily can do wonder to your health. You can use ready-to-use green tea bags or loose green tea leaves available in the market to make a cup of green tea. However, before you discard the used green tea bag or leaves, think twice as it has many beauty benefits.
Used green tea can so wonder to your skin and help to solve make skin problems.
Here are top beauty uses of used green tea bags and leaves.
Treats Puffy Eyes
If you notice, puffy eyes after waking up, then instead of worrying make a cup of green tea for yourself and drink it. Do not throw away the used tea bag. Keep it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Then put the cool tea bad over your eyes for relief. Green tea contains tannin, an astringent that will help to reduce the swelling around your eyes and tighten the skin. After a few minutes, the skin around your eyes will have no swelling and you will look fabulous.
You can use the content of used green tea bag as a scrubber to remove deal skin cells. The astringent property of green tea helps tighten the skin and hence you can use it as a healthy and natural face scrub.
To make a healthy fact, cut the used green tea bag and empty the content in a bowl. Add little granulated sugar and water to make a thick scrub. Now use it to scrub your face, neck, hands and legs gently and then rinse off with warm water. Use this natural scrub once a week only.
You can also use used green tea content to keep your skin healthy, glowing and young. The antioxidants, especially those known as polyphenols, in green tea help protect the skin from harmful free radicals as well as prevent sunburn.
Make a face pack with the content of one used green tea bag, 1 teaspoon of honey and little bit of lemon juice. Mix properly and then apply it on your face. Allow it to dry on its own and then rinse off with warm water. You can use this face pack 1 to 2 times a week.
Adds Shine to Hair
The antioxidants in green tea help prevent hair loss and add shine to your hair. It can even help to prevent dandruff and itchy scalp. After making a cup of green tea for yourself, put the used tea bags in a bowl of cool water for a few hours. Use this water to damp your hair and then massage your scalp for at least 10 minutes. Finally, you can rinse your hair with plain water and wash your hair with your regular shampoo. Do this a few times a week.
Well, now as you know the beauty benefits of used green tea bags or leaves, never throw them in the dustbin. Use them to enjoy healthy skin and hair.