You know it as an power "tea!" Best known as a healthy drink. Green tea is used in many for many natural cures and home remedies. What you may not know, however, is that green tea can be an effective beauty product, whether applied to the skin or enjoyed as a drink. Clinical evidence has shown that green tea is full of health and beauty benefits. Consider it as your secret beauty weapon.
By drinking green tea, you are helping your body fight against free radicals. Free radicals naturally occur though the process of metabolism, infections, and some chemicals. Free radicals can eventually cause damage to the cells, proteins and DNA in your body. Damage to these things can lead to serious illness such as heart disease cancer. Protect these elements, they are key in keeping your body healthy and beautiful.
Great News! Green tea contains very high levels of antioxidants which have properties known to fight free radicals. It also provides you with Vitamin C (there is more Vitamin C in one cup of green tea then there is in an orange) and Vitamin E. Green tea has also been known to aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolism.
Less commonly known is green tea's positive effects which applied directly to the skin. It can help clear acne as well as rashes. Cool a sunburn. The tea leaves act as an excellent exfoliant for the skin. Green tea extract can be applied directly to the skin to soothe, soften, and cool.
You can make a homemade spritzer to help heal minor cuts and bruises, cool a sunburn, freshen skin, or revitalize tired eyes. To do this steep 100 grams of green tea in 1 cup of boiling water for approximately 1 hour. Allow it to cool and place the liquid in a spray bottle. It is best used fresh but you may store the spray bottle in the fridge for a couple of weeks.