Do you drink a cup of freshly-brewed green tea regularly because you love its refreshing taste and the fact that it is loaded with antioxidants? Don’t throw away those used green tea bags! After having your usual dose of your favorite beverage, it’s time to improve your appearance with the help of green tea! Yes, drinking green tea can make you look more beautiful from the inside out, but using it topically can make the results even more impressive.
Without any more ado, here are some nifty ways on how you can use those used green tea bags in improving your skin as well as your tresses:
Remove Excess Dead Skin Cells
Cut open a couple of used green tea bags and transfer the contents onto a small bowl. Add a teaspoon or two of raw honey. Mix and gently massage the resulting paste on your face using small circular motions. Wash off with cool water afterwards. Do this once or twice a week to eliminate too much dead skin cells that dull up your complexion.
Lighten Darkened Skin
You can use the simple recipe above in making darkened areas of the body become lighter. The only difference is you have to add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Gently massage the resulting paste on problem areas and let it stay there for a few minutes. Repeat this procedure once a day or every other day for best results.
Treat Acne and Pimples
Green tea has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent home remedy for pesky acne and pimples. Simply soak a used green tea bag in a cup of very hot water. Allow it to steep there until the water is cool. Apply on problem areas with a cotton pad. After 15 minutes, rinse off with cool water. Do this twice a day.
Eliminate Eye Puffiness and Dark Circles
Puffy eyes and dark circles under your peepers can certainly make you look old and tired. You can get rid of those beauty problems in a snap by sitting back and relaxing, and placing a used green tea bag on each eye for about 15 minutes. By the way, let those tea bags chill in the fridge for a few minutes before using them to attain younger-looking eyes.
Defy Your Very Own Age
Anti-aging creams are super expensive. The same is true with plastic surgery — plus it comes with risks! It’s a good thing that you can come up with your own anti-aging solution by combining the contents of a used green tea bag and 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Leave it on your face and neck for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Do this up to twice a week.
Quickly Heal Nasty Sunburns
Other than leaving your skin looking bright red, sunburn also causes a great deal of pain, especially if you stayed under the sun for a long time. To quickly heal sunburn as well as soothe the pain, brew a handful of used green tea bags in a bowl of hot water. Let it cool then chill it in the fridge. Apply on sunburned areas with a soft cloth.
Stimulate the Growth of New Hair
Before hitting the shower, brew several used green tea bags in a cup of boiling water. While waiting for it to cool, take a shower and shampoo your hair. Wring out excess water in your hair and massage green tea on your scalp. Wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes. Perform this up to thrice per week to make your hair grow much faster than normal.
Try some or all of these beauty tips involving used green tea bags. Do come back and feel free to share how green tea changed your appearance for the better!