A Cup of Green Tea a Day Keeps the Zits at Bay

10:24 PM

Hey everyone!

What is your number one go-to beverage that you reach for every day? For me it's green tea. I drink it all the time! It's quite funny because most people my age tend to go for coffee, preferable Starbucks. Confession: I don't think I have actually bought a cup of coffee at Starbucks before. I prefer to drink tea, for the taste is refreshing and there are so many health benefits from this cup of brewed leaves!

One of my favorite types of green tea
Green tea has many great benefits. Since it is the least processed type of tea leaves, it contains an abundant amount of flavonoids - which are essentially, antioxidants. This provides the tea with its anti-inflammatory benefits and anti-carcinogenic effects. This delicious tea is also proven to stimulate your immune system, boost your metabolism and help you burn fat.

I like to just drink it straight up because I like the taste. But, if you are not a tea-drinker, there are other ways to get these benefits. You can always apply this directly to your skin to still obtain all of the good components of the tea and most importantly, get rid of acne!

Brew some green tea in hot water for about 2-3 minutes and then let it cool. You can soak a cotton pad in this liquid and apply it on your face as a toner. All you need to do is soak a cotton pad and then rub it on your face.

You know those mornings when you are super tired and it's just a bad skin day? No problem! Well, I guess as long as you do this beforehand. Make some green tea and freeze it in the fridge overnight. Rather than using plain ol' ice cubes on your face to reduce puffiness and redness, you can use these green tea ice cubes. It gives you all the beneficial antioxidants, while still providing you with some relief and satisfaction from the coolness. Of course, I suggest holding this for no longer than several seconds at a time because having a frostbite is wayyy more painful and unattractive!

Rinsing your hair in green tea also helps boost shine! Leave it on your hair for about 10-15 minutes then shampoo and condition as normal.

I hope you find these helpful! These are just small ways you can add green tea into your daily beauty routine. You can always just drink it too, which is what I do. But, then again, DIY beauty products are way more fun to do! Green tea is all natural, so applying this to your skin is a way better option than relying on those synthetic chemicals that are in commercial face cleansers. Let me know how this works out!

Til next time,
~A

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