This wonderful remedy has been used in China for centuries with its initial aim in curing various health problems, from headaches to depression. Now it is even more consumed across the globe in order to cure an even greater variety of conditions.
All of the ingredients it contains such as antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and many others have an unbelievable effect on the hair and skin. Here are the 10 most important of them all:
- Improving skin complexion
The elasticity will be improved, the toxins will be flushed out, the scars and blemishes will disappear and any inflammation will be reduced.
Take 2 bags of tea that have already been used, take out their content and mix it with 2 tsp. of honey and lemon juice. Apply it on the face for 10 minutes.
- No dark circles or puffy eyes
The antioxidants and tannins will work together to shrink the blood vessels underneath the eyes, reducing swelling and puffiness. Take 2 used tea bags and put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place them on your eyelids afterwards and stay with them on for 15 minutes.
- Anti-aging properties
The polyphenols will work in neutralizing the free radicals that damage the skin and accentuate the aging process. You need 3 tbsp. of yogurt combined with 1 tbsp. of green tea leaves and some turmeric powder. Apply this mask on the face for 20 minutes.
- No acne or pimples
The catechins contained by green tea will help fight any bacteria that might cause acne. Mix ¼ cup of green tea with water and use a cotton ball to apply the solution on the area that has been affected. Keep it on for 15 minutes.
- Toning the skin
Impurities will be drawn out, large pores will be reduced and overall, the skin will look healthier. You need 2 cups of green tea that has been already cooled down and some essential oil. Place them in a spray bottle and apply the solution on your face.
- Stimulating hair growth
After you have washed your hair, rinse it with fresh green tea and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse it with cool water and do this 3 times a week.
- Fighting sun damage
Brew a few cups of green tea and place them in the refrigerator. Soak a piece of cloth in it and then apply on the affected areas.
- Shinier hair
Add 2-3 bags of tea in 4 cups of water and steep them for 1 hour. Remove the tea bags and let the tea cool off. Rinse your hair with this solution and let it stay for 10 minutes before shampooing. To make your hair shinier, rinse it with cool water.
- Shrinking open pores
Boil one cup of green tea and let it cool down. Mix a few tablespoons of tea with 2 tbsp. of bentonite to make a paste that will be spread on your face and left there until it will dry out completely.
- Skin exfoliator
For this, you are going to need 1 tbsp. of dry green tea mixed with ½ cup of sugar and ½ cup of olive oil plus 2 tbsp. of raw honey. Apply it on the face using circular motions and rinse it with warm water.