Present day research has revealed innumerable benefits of green tea, both to stay healthy and look as well as feel beautiful. Drinking green tea is preferable over any other beverage due to its high antioxidant content. This not only has health benefits but helps delay the visible signs of ageing on skin and hair.
Drinking green tea daily has great health benefits. For instance, drinking green tea regularly is said to help in losing weight as it increases fat oxidation and eliminates excess water from the body. Green tea is said to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. However, those who are on medication for such ailments should not discontinue medication without consulting your doctor.
Green tea has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking green tea benefits teeth and freshens breath. Green tea mouthwashes are available too. You can make a cup of green tea with one tea bag and rinse your mouth with it.
Green tea has several beauty benefits and can be used easily as home beauty treatment. In fact, it is a wonderful skin toner. Take half-a-cup water and bring it to a boil. Put tea leaves in a ceramic bowl. Pour the hot water over it and keep for two minutes. Strain and cool. Apply on face with cotton wool to tone the skin. Leave on. Or you can dip a tea bag in a cup of hot water. Cool and use it to tone the skin. It is said to soothe sunburn and help acne prone skin. You can even mix the liquid with face packs. Since it contains powerful antioxidants, it helps slow down the manifestation of ageing signs on the skin and protects the skin’s youthful properties. It keeps the skin healthy and adds a glow to it.
Boil two-three cups of water and add two green tea bags. Let it soak for a few minutes. Cool and apply on the face with cotton wool pads. The remaining liquid may be kept in fridge. Green tea liquid may be mixed with a little honey and applied on face. Wash off with plain water after 20 minutes.
Green tea, in fact, can be used in many other ways in beauty care. Ground almonds, green tea leaves and curd will make a good facial and body scrub. Green tea, is said to prevent hair loss, if it is taken daily. It also makes a useful hair tonic and remedy for scalp conditions like dandruff. Research indicates that it can also help to soothe the scalp in conditions like psoriasis and dandruff. It can be used as a last rinse after shampoo.
Use a green tea bag and a cup of hot water to make green tea hair tonic. You can even add a little lemon juice to it. Apply it on the scalp with cotton wool and leave on for 20 minutes. Green tea is said to help control hair loss and condition hair as it contains vitamins C and E. It not only restores health to the hair and softens it, but adds it a healthy shine.
To use it as a hair rinse after shampoo, boil four-five cups of water. Put green tea leaves in a bowl and add hot water. Cool and strain. Add the juice of a lemon and use it as a last rinse after shampoo. In fact, soaking your fingers in green tea helps add shine to the nails while tea bags are used as eye pads help reduce puffiness and induces relaxation. It is said to help reduce stress. Steep green tea bags in hot water. Allow them to cool and use them as eye pads.