Green tea is not only a refreshing beverage but your skin too loves to be pampered with green tea. Rich in antioxidants, green tea helps in preventing degradation of the collagen, thereby maintaining the youthful texture of your skin for a longer time. Moreover, tannin in green tea is an excellent astringent for the skin. It helps in shrinking the pores and tightens the skin. Applying cool green tea to the skin helps in soothing the skin, thereby providing relief from skin irritation. Green tea helps in improving the health of the skin when used as a scrub and as a toner.
HERE ARE SOME EASY RECIPES FOR MAKING YOUR OWN GREEN TEA SCRUB AND TONER AT HOME.
GREEN TEA, SUGAR AND HONEY SCRUB
Steep a tablespoon of green tea in a cup of hot water for about 5 minutes. Mix one tablespoon of lukewarm tea with two tablespoons of granulated sugar. Add a tablespoon of honey to the mixture. Massage your face and neck with the scrub for a few minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
GREEN TEA, OAT AND LEMON SCRUB
Mix two tablespoons of ground oat with two tablespoons of brewed green tea. Add the juice of half a lemon to the mixture. Rub your face and neck with the scrub for a few minutes and wash off with warm water.
GREEN TEA, WALNUT AND YOGURT SCRUB
Add a tablespoon of finely ground walnut to ¼-cup of unsweetened yogurt. Add a tablespoon of brewed green tea and blend the ingredients well. Gently massage your face and neck with the scrub and wash off with lukewarm water.
GREEN TEA AND MINT TONER
In a cup of cool green tea, add a tablespoon of juice extracted from fresh mint leaves. Soak a cotton ball in the toner and dab it on your face and neck.
GREEN TEA AND ESSENTIAL OIL FACIAL TONER
Add five drops of lavender, rosemary or peppermint essential oil to a cup of cool green tea. This facial toner helps in soothing and tightening the skin.
GREEN TEA AND LEMON TONER
This toner is ideal for oily and acne prone skin. Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with two tablespoons of cool green tea. Wipe your face and neck with cotton dipped in the toner.