Green Tea- 7 Ways It Boosts Skin And Hair Health

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Green is the new ‘in’ colour. Firstly, eco-friendly weddings are trending in a big way all over the country and secondly, green tea is the new favourite of skin experts when it comes to maintaining glowing clear skin for brides to be. It’s no secret that green tea is loaded with antioxidants which boost one’s health from within, but did you know that it works superbly to help you maintain a 100% clear complexion too? Oh, and it works wonders on your hair too.

Let’s look at 7 reasons why green tea should be your go to remedy for any skin or hair related concern:

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1. Improve Skin Tone

The antioxidants in green tea flush out toxins from within and when applied to your face, it heals scars and improves skin elasticity. Here’s a simple face pack you can make at home- cut open a green tea bag, add the juice of 1 lemon and some honey too. Mix well and apply to your face thrice a week.

2. Say Goodbye to Dark Circles

All that wedding planning can take its toll on your delicate eyes. So let green tea which helps in reducing the size of blood vessels be the cure. Simply place two used green tea bags on your eyes and you’ll feel better in less than 20 minutes.

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3. Fight Skin Ageing

Who needs collagen pumps and botox when green tea is around to help you fight skin ageing? The polyphenols in green tea are known free radical busters and they help to keep the face lines away. Make a simply anti-ageing face pack with yoghurt, turmeric and a used green tea bag.

4. Keep Skin Pimple Free

Brides to be know that a last minute pimple is one of the worst things that can happen just before the big day. Here’s where green tea can save the day! Simply steep a bag in hot water and apply this water directly to your face. You will save yourself the stress of using pimple treatments later!

5. Heal Sunburn

Sometimes a day out in the sun can give you red skin or sunburn. Simply apply some cool green tea water to your skin and watch it heal and recover naturally and completely.

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6. Say ‘Hello’ to Shiny Hair

Did you know that rinsing your hair with green tea can make it shiny and pretty? Yes, it’s true! Simply rinse your hair with a mug of green tea after you shampoo it and you’ll find that your hair has a natural shine to it. The hair conditioning is in part due to Vitamins E and C.

7. No More Dandruff

If you find over the counter anti dandruff shampoos to be too strong for your hair, then switch over to nature’s solution to dandruff- green tea. Yes, washing your hair and scalp with green tea helps to get rid of bacteria and nasty flakes which cause itching.

So, now that you know your favourite cup of green tea can do much more for your skin besides giving you multiple health benefits,   make sure you keep a few bags handy always.

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