There is nothing better in the winter then lying in bed with a hot cup of green tea and enjoying its warmth and its health benefits. But did you know that green tea can be good not only to fight colds and flues, but also to make you look younger, prettier and more radiant than usual? Well it’s time to change this injustice and revile new ways to use these marvelous herbs.
Here 3 awesome ways to make yourself look younger and healthier with the help of some green tea.
Expel the raccoon from your eyes
Sounds like nonsense right. Let me elaborate. Have you ever had a late night at work or partying and the very next day you look at the mirror and you find a dark stripe across your eyes just like a raccoon or a robber in those old-timey cartoons, who wore black masks on their eyes. Well that’s what I mean.
Green tea can help you with that. The antioxidants in its compound shrink the blood vessels underneath your eyes and prevent the tender skin there to swell thus preventing those begs under your eyes, which all of us hate so much. But that’s not all. The vitamin K in the green tea will help your skin to retain its normal color and there won’t be any dark circles beneath your beautiful eyes.
All you need is not to throw your tea bags after using them in the morning. Just refrigerate them for 30 minutes and place them on your eyes. Let them work their magic for about 15 minutes, and then throw them away. You should do this twice a day (preferably in the morning and before you go to bed but it’s not mandatory).
Free your skin from acne and pimples
Green tea is rich on catechins, which are antibacterial agents. This means that this wonderful beverage can be used as a powerful weapon against pimples and acne. In addition the herbs have great anti-inflammatory properties which will surely reduce the redness around the acne and will make it less visible .
Just mix a quarter of freshly brewed green tea with some water, soak a cotton ball in it and rub the affected area. Don’t use the same cotton twice or the effect may be reversed. Leave the liquid on your skin for 15 minutes and wash it away. Repeat this procedure twice a day for as long as it takes to get rid of all acne and pimples.
Make your skin great again
If you are not convinced that green tea is a miracle worker by now, well you should check its effect on the skin. The herbs are great for moisturizing your skin, which will give it a smooth and radiant look, and defiantly will make the skin more elastic. The recipe is very easy. Take two used green tea bags and cut them open (they even can be the once you used on your eyes (see “our first suggestion on how to use green tea)). Add two teaspoons of raw honey, a little lemon juice and mix it well. Apply the mix on your face and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Clean it off with lukewarm water.
Keep in mind that because of the lemon this mask is very strong and you shouldn’t use it more than twice a week.
Use this simple tips and you will have a great looking skin the whole year.