Is Green Tea THE Secret To Glowing Skin And Gorgeous Hair?
Priyanka GhuraBeauty Editor, POPxo
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Sure, makeup can always come to our rescue but who doesn’t want to have beautiful skin naturally? It is as simple as having a cup of green tea a day. From your skin to your hair to your body, these easy lifestyle tweaks use green tea in different forms and will definitely have you looking and feeling better than ever before. Hello, gorgeous!
1. A Splash Of Cold Water
Washing your face with cold water in the mornings is a simple habit that can work wonders for your skin. Cold water helps improve blood flow, which gives it that lovely glow from within. It also helps constrict blood vessels, which reduce puffiness around the eyes leading to bright-looking peepers.
2. Soothe Your Skin
Try this soothing spritzer to instantly brighten dull-looking skin or refresh it on a hot day. Just steep Tetley Green Tea in boiling water, strain the liquid and pour into a bottle. Use it to spritz onto your skin, its antiseptic properties will help sooth your skin and leave it looking fresh. It also acts as a fabulous toner.
3. Keep Your Hands Off
We touch our face about a hundred times a day, most of the time we don’t even realize it. Resting your chin on your hands, rubbing your eyes or just picking at your skin could all have harmful effects on your skin. Our fingers are major carriers of bacteria and infections, by involuntarily touching our face, we’re constantly spreading those infections that could lead to breakouts. Be more aware of how often you touch your face and try to keep it at a minimum.
4. A Refreshing Face Mask
Before you try an expensive facial, you may want to try this fantastic DIY face pack first. Tear open Tetley Green Tea bags and mix the leaves with baking soda in an even proportion. Then, add a spoon of this mix to some honey and spread it all over your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. The mask will soothe your skin, reduce redness and irritation and brighten your complexion. Plus, the honey will leave it super moisturized.
5. Long, Healthy Locks
Who said green tea only worked wonders for your skin? It can help give you shinier, stronger hair too. Just create a green tea rinse by boiling it in hot water. Let is cool before pouring it onto your locks. Leave it for 10 minutes before washing off and shampooing as usual. Your hair will have a healthy sheen and will be noticeably stronger. The antioxidants in green tea help strengthen the roots, perfect for long, beautiful strands.
6. Ditch Those Bad Habits
Late nights, alcohol and cigarettes aren’t doing your skin any favours. They WILL age your skin and lead to dull skin and premature wrinkles. Yikes! Save your skin and turn those bad habits around. Remember, 8 hours of sleep is important to help your skin renew and rejuvenate so make sure to get plenty of rest and cut down those parties and cocktails.
7. Try A Tea Bath
Add a few (about 5 or 6) Tetley Green Tea bags to a bathtub while filling it with warm water. Once it turns a greenish hue, step inside. This is a great way to unwind after a long day. Relax in the tub while your skin soaks in all the minerals and vitamins the green tea releases in the water. It will help moisturize your skin, improve elasticity, fight signs of aging and keep it young. It’s also a great way to soothe sunburns and razor cuts.
8. Beauty In A Cup
By regularly drinking cups of green tea you’re doing a great favour to your skin and body. Naturally low in calories, Tetley Green Tea is naturally sugar free and contains only less than one calorie per cup making it one of the tastiest and the most ideal drink for the calorie conscious weight watchers! It is rich in antioxidants, which helps fight signs of aging and wrinkles while giving you a gorgeous glow from within. Its detoxifying properties make it an amazingly healthy drink to start your day with.