The recommended intake for green tea is about three cups a day. While we’ve already discussed the weight loss and metabolic benefits of this humble elixir, the health drink also has to its credit, multiple beauty benefits in every cup.
Here’s how you can make the most of them:
Green Tea For Skin
Sun damage can accelerate the signs of aging, dark spots and inflammation. Now green tea is packed with antioxidants, the kind that prevent fine lines and wrinkles, reduce inflammation drastically, and also repair damaged skin and scar tissue.
Make It Your Own: Take 3oz green tea leaves and stir it in half a liter of water. Let it rest for 30-40 minutes, strain and store in the fridge. You can use this through the day as a face mist, and dab some on the problem areas with a cotton ball at the end of the day.
Green Tea For Hair: One of the reasons for hair loss, especially in men, is DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). Green tea stops the production of the hormone and stimulates hair growth. This herbal tea is also a good source of polyphenols, and vitamins E and C, which are known to give you a lustrous, shiny mane. Additionally, the antiseptic properties in the solution will prevent and treat dandruff.
Make It Your Own: Bring to boil half a liter of water, steep 3-4 green tea bags and let it cool. After you have shampooed and conditioned your hair, rinse your strands with this liquid, making sure to work it on your scalp too.
With these extremely simple solutions, you can get your hair and skin fix any time of the day, whenever you need. Drink it, apply it, make the most of it.