If you drink a cup of freshly-brewed green tea regularly because you love its refreshing taste and the fact that it is loaded with antioxidants, don’t throw away the used green tea bags!
Drinking green tea can make you look more beautiful from the inside out, but using it topically can make the results even more impressive.
Here are some useful ways to use the used green tea bags in order to improve your skin.
Remove Excess Dead Skin Cells
Cut open a couple of used green tea bags and put the contents into a small bowl. Add a teaspoon or two of raw honey. Mix everything well and apply the paste on your face. Gently massage the paste on your face using small circular motions. Wash off with cool water afterwards. Do this once or twice a week to eliminate dead skin cells that dull up your complexion.
Lighten Darkened Skin
You can use the same recipe from above to make the darkened areas of your body lighter. The only difference is that you have to add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the paste on the ares that you want to treat. Gently massage the paste on the problematic areas and let it stay there for a few minutes. Repeat this procedure once a day or every other day to achieve results.
Treat Acne and Pimples
Green tea has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it an excellent home remedy for pesky acne and pimples. Simply soak a used green tea bag in a cup of very hot water. Let it sit there until the water cools down. Apply the solution on the problematic areas with a cotton pad. After 15 minutes, rinse off with cool water. Do this twice a day.
Eliminate Eye Puffiness and Dark Circles
Puffy eyes and dark circles under your eyes can certainly make you look old and tired. You can get rid of puffing and dark circles by placing a used green tea bag on each eye for about 15 minutes. What is more, let the tea bags chill in the fridge for a few minutes before using them to attain younger-looking eyes.
Defy Your Age
Anti-aging creams are super expensive. The same is true for plastic surgery. You can come up with your own anti-aging solution by combining the contents of a used green tea bag and 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Leave it on your face and neck for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Do this twice a week.
Quickly Heal Nasty Sunburns
To heal sunburns quickly as well as soothe the pain, brew a handful of used green tea bags in a bowl of hot water. Let it cool down and then chill them in the fridge. Apply on sunburned areas with a soft cloth.
Stimulate the Growth of New Hair
Before hitting the shower, brew several used green tea bags in a cup of boiling water. While waiting for it to cool, take a shower and shampoo your hair. Then massage your scalp with the tea. Wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes. Perform this three times per week to make your hair grow much faster.