So much has been spoken about the health benefits of green tea that you don’t need to be convinced any further. But how about we tell you that even after drinking this refreshing beverage you can continue to reap other benefits from it! Instead of discarding those used green tea bags, just set them aside and use them in your beauty routine.
Packed with antioxidants, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, these green tea bags have several beauty benefits. Here are some of them.
As a facial scrub
You can use the left over green tea from the tea bags to make a natural and light facial scrub. This scrub will not only exfoliate your skin and leave it glowing but will also tighten up saggy skin. Mix together some green tea with granulated sugar and water and scrub your face. You can also store this scrub in the fridge to make it last longer.
To relax and soothe puffy eyes
Green tea contains tannin that acts as an astringent that can effectively shrink swollen and puffy skin. Just cool some used tea bags and place them over your eyes. Try this remedy at the end of a busy day to de-stress your eyes.
For your hair
Give yourself a good green tea hair rinse. Boil some green tea bags and simmer them for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow it to set overnight and then pour this water on your damp hair the next morning. Make sure you massage your scalp well with it. After waiting for another 10 minutes, rinse it off with shampoo. Doing so will nourish your hair and give it a healthy shine.
To soothe sunburns
Did you spend a little too long in the sun? Don’t fret that your sunscreen didn’t work well. Use green tea bags to soothe sunburnt and inflamed skin. All you have to do is make a cold compress out of green tea bags and glide it against your skin.
As a face mask
You can use green tea to make a rejuvenating face mask too. Mix some green tea and baking soda in equal parts and add a little honey to it. Apply this mask on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before you rinse it off. This mask will help detox your skin and tighten it too.