7 Ways Tea Helps Your Skin And Hair

7 Ways Tea Helps Your Skin And Hair

A cup of tea is a good way to kick-start your day. Do you know that the same tea can work wonders on the outside too, on your skin and hair?

Tea, whether black or green, is known to possess countless medicinal properties. We have the Chinese to thank for this discovery. The simple drink contains high levels of antioxidants and enzymes, as well asother vitamins and minerals that are wonderful on your skin and hair.

Here are the top 7 beauty benefits of black and green tea for skin and hair.

#1. Clearer skin complexion
You can get healthier and clearer skin with green tea. It can flush out toxins, heal any blemishes or scars, and even reduce irritation.

  1. Pour out the contents of two used green teabags.
  2. Add 1-2 teaspoons of raw honey and 2-3 drops of lemon juice.
  3. Apply this paste on your face and rinse off with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes.
  4. Done twice a week, it’ll give you clear skin.

#2. Lessen puffy eyes and dark circles
Green tea contains antioxidants and tannins that shrink blood vessels just under the surface of the skin to help treat puffy eyes and under-eye circles.

  1. Refrigerate 2 used green tea bags for 30 minutes.
  2. Close your eyes and place the teabags on them.
  3. Give in to the coolness of the bags and just relax for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Use such cooled tea bags for eyes twice a week until the eyes are treated.

#3. Slow down ageing
Green tea neutralises free radicles and fights signs of ageing such as age spots, sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines. It can also helpprevent skin cancer.

  1. Take 3 tablespoons of curd, and add 1 tablespoon powdered green tea leaves and a little turmeric powder.
  2. Apply this mixture to your face and neck, and rinse off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
  3. Do this 1-2 times a week.

#4. Cure acne and pimples
Green tea contains anti-bacterial properties that fight acne-causing bacteria. It is believed that green tea can even help restore hormonal imbalances in the body.


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  1. Make a solution of ¼ cup fresh green tea and equal parts water.
  2. Dab this solution to the affected area using a clean cotton ball.
  3. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
  4. Do this twice a day for best results.

#5. The best natural skin toner
Forget those market bought toners. Green tea is the best natural toner your skin could ever get. Use it to draw out impurities, reduce skin pores and keep your skin hydrated.

  1. Prepare 2 cups of green tea and cool.
  2. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil and transfer to a spray bottle.
  3. Lightly spray your face with it or use a cotton ball to apply on your face.

#6. Promote hair growth
Green tea is excellent to treat common scalp problems like dryness and dandruff. But do you know that one of the green tea benefits for hair is that it promotes hair growth?

  1. Rinse your hair with cool, freshly-brewed green tea after you clean it with Head & Shoulders Anti-Hairfall Shampoo.
  2. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it out.
  3. Repeat it 2-3 times a week for a few months.
  4. Drinking 2-3 cups of green tea every day is also good for your hair.

#7 Add gloss to your hair
While it is beneficial to washhair with a good shampoo, you can also use black tea for hair to make it shinier and easier to manage. A word of caution: Don’t try this if your hair is light as it can cause it to turn dark.

The next time you think of tossing the used teabag in the trash, stop for a moment and use it for better skin and hair instead.

Also, check out the skin care benefits of aloe vera here at our blog.

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