Green tea is long known for its beauty and health benefits and is also used in a lot of beauty products these days. It contains a high amount of antioxidants as well as enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals like polyphenols. It also has B vitamins, foliate, manganese, potassium, magnesium and caffeine. It’s summer and our skin and hair need constant hydration; nothing can beat green tea face and hair mist at this time of the year. Below is a DIY green tea face and hair mist along with its benefits:
ANTI-ACNE – The catechins in green tea are antibacterial agents that help fight acne-causing bacteria. Catechins even help regulate hormonal imbalances in the body, one of the key causes of acne.
SKIN GLOW – Green tea works as a natural toner for your skin. It helps draw out impurities, reduce large pores and give your skin a nice healthy glow
HYDRATION – It even helps keep your skin hydrated, which is essential for healthy skin.
PREVENT DARK CIRCLES – Soaking a cotton pad with the mist and placing on eyes can help reduce and prevent dark circles.
REDUCES PORES – Green tea can help reduce the appearance of pores gradually.
ANTI-DANDRUFF – When sprayed on scalp after shampooing, it can help control dandruff and prevent it gradually as it contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredients.
PREVENTS OILINESS – The mist seals in moisture in skin and hair both preventing oily scalp/hair and skin.
SOOTHE SUNBURN – It soothes sunburn in summers, thus also work as body mist after long hours at the beach.
ANTI-FRIZZ – The essential oils and coconut oil helps control frizz and makes hair soft and shiny.
HAIR GROWTH – Green Tea is not only effective for your skin and health, but it is actually one of the best things to promote hair growth. Green tea is a rich source of vitamin E and C that help stimulate hair growth.
PREVENT SPLIT-ENDS – It also helps to strengthen the hair, treat dry or damaged hair and also help prevent split ends.
DIY HAIR AND FACE MIST:
Things you need: To make this face and hair mist, you need 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, 1 cup brewed and cooled green tea, ½ teaspoon coconut oil (if you have dry skin or frizzy hair), juice of half lemon and few drops of essential oils of your choice (I have used lavender oil and peppermint oil because it is summer for a cooling effect). GREEN TEA DETOX WATER RECIPES FOR CLEANSING AND WEIGHT LOSS
Method: Brew strong green tea and let it cool. Pour it into wide mouthed bowls that you can mix other ingredients properly. Add in aloe vera gel and give it a good mix until it is well dissolved. You can use store bought ale vera gel to make the final product last long. Squeeze half a lemon and add in coconut oil and few drops of essential oils. Mix it well and pour the solution into a clean spray bottle. Shake well before every use.