Green tea can be enjoyed as a beverage and can also be used for skin care. For glowing, clear skin, try to include it in your skincare routine.
Green tea is healthy and can even be used to treat skin conditions. Have you ever tried it before? We have 6 unique ways green tea can be used for skin care.
Here are some reasons you can use green tea to treat your skin
Health Shots was interviewed by Dr. Nivedita Dadu, a well-known dermatologist, about the many benefits of green tea when used in a skincare routine. According to her, green tea can have many health benefits, including weight loss and disease prevention. It is also great for your skin.
Here are some benefits of green tea for your skin:
1. The antioxidants in green tea can help promote skin health.
2. It can prevent skin infection because it contains the polyphenolic compound EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate).
3. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and sun damage-fighting properties.
4. Green tea has been shown to moisturize the skin.
5. Green tea also reduces wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines.
6. It’s a powerful antibacterial agent that can be used to treat acne and unclog pores.
7. Green tea polyphenols can damage bacterial membranes and prevent infection.
8. Vitamin E and vitamin B2 are both found in green tea, which is essential for skin health.
Green tea: How to use it for skincare
Because it contains EGCG, green tea is rich in antioxidants. This compound counters the harmful effects of sun damage and pollution. These are some ways you can use it:
1.Use it as a cleansing agent
Although many chemical-based cleansers are on the market, they might only be suitable for some. You can make your own DIY green tea cleanser. You can apply it directly to your skin and get smoother skin.
This is how you use it to cleanse:
- Infuse two tablespoons of green tea with 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Combine it all.
- Spread it on your skin and cover your neck.
- Massage it on your neck and face for 2 minutes.
- Rinse off with water.
- A scrub
The scrub works by physically exfoliating the skin. It removes dead skin cells, dirt and oil. Dr. Dadu states that green tea is rich in antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities which are great for the skin’s needs.
It is also a powerful antibacterial agent that can be used to treat acne and unclog pores. She adds that polyphenols found in green tea fight infection and damage bacterial membranes.
Use it as a scrub. After washing off the scrub, dry it.
Toner is essential in a skincare regimen because it helps balance your skin’s pH and removes oily dirt. And green tea toner can work well on your skin because “it contains the polyphenolic compound EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), which is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature, and this can help to prevent acne and other skin infections,” says Dr. Dadu.
This is how you use it as a toner. Take around 100ml of brewed, cooled green tea and dip some cotton wool into it. Then apply it to your face. This toner is one of the best you can find and can be used in the morning and at night.
This DIY green tea face scrub will help clear oily skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3.Use to chap your lips
Green is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a safer alternative to a lip balm that will not dry out your lips. Because of its antioxidants and antibacterial properties, it can heal chapped lips.
How to use it to treat chapped lips: Apply a green tea bag soaked in warm water and place it on the lips for a few moments. This will moisturize your lips like nothing before.
4.Face masks and face packs
Dr. Dadu says that green tea has a moisturizing and skin-reversing effect.
How to make a face mask: You can mix green tea powder with yogurt, milk, and honey to create face packs with many benefits. Make 50ml of green tea. Let it cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Mix the cooled tea with four tablespoons of palm sugar. Stir well until it thickens. You can add one teaspoon of olive oil if you have dry skin. This mask can be used to scrub your face in upward motions. For best results, use it twice per week.
5.Eye masks made from green tea bags
Dr. Dadu says that antioxidants in green tea can aid cell regeneration. It also contains EGCG, a catechin that can activate cells. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.
Ladies, don’t throw away those green tea bags. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr. Dadu says that green tea and caffeine also shrink the blood vessels around the eyes, which is a miracle in treating dark circles and puffy eyes.
This is how you can use it to mask your eyes: Boil some green tea bags for 30 minutes in boiling water. The tea bags can be taken out and the extra liquid squeezed out. To treat dark circles and puffy eyes as well as other skin problems, place the teabags on your eyes.
Green tea is the best choice for every skin concern!