For centuries the Chinese have used green tea for beauty and medicinal purposes; it has anti-inflammatory properties and is packed full of antioxidants. Here are three ways to incorporate green tea into your beauty regimen.
Use organic loose leaf tea for maximum benefits. Image courtesy of zirconicusso/freedigitalphotos.net
Skin toner Make a cup or two of green tea, steep well, cool and apply to your face as a toner (after cleansing) in a spritzer or spray bottle, or with a cotton wool ball to tighten and reduce pores, heal acne and control oil. Store in fridge and apply chilled.
Green tea face mask Easy and cost effective to make at home, a green tea face mask will leave your face feeling baby soft and clean. Apply once a week.
Hair tonic Green tea is known to prevent hair loss, stimulate hair growth, soften hair and give it a healthy sheen. Apply a rinse of green tea after your usual shampoo and condition.