As a cleanser
Green tea contains Catechins that are known to be antibacterial agents, which have the power to put up a strong fight against acne-causing bacteria. If you wish to give your skin the goodness of green tea, use it for cleansing by way of Citra’s Pimple-Clear Face Wash, which in infused with Japanese green tea that reduces pimples and oiliness from the skin.
As a toner
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that allow it to shrink pores. This is why it works perfectly as a toner! Just add some green tea in ice trays and freeze it. Rub the ice on your skin to help shrink pores and soothe your skin.
As a hydrating agent
Green tea has an abrasive texture, which makes it the perfect exfoliant for your skin. If that wasn’t enough, its antioxidants help lighten complexion too. We suggest you moisturise your face with the Citra Spot-less Fair Face Cream that lightens dark spots and blemishes, thanks to its trusted ingredient, Japanese green tea.
As a de-puffing concentrate
Did you know that the tannins found in green tea help shrink blood vessels under your eyes thereby helping eye bags and dark circles. Just dip some cotton pads in cool green tea and place the pads under your eyes to reduce under eye problems.
As a mask
The antioxidants in green tea reduce sagging and treat wrinkles. Also, the polyphenols in green tea neutralise free radicals that are known to age your skin. This is why you need to start applying a green tea face mask once a week. Mix 1 tbsp of green tea with ½ tsp of fresh lemon juice and leave this mask on your skin for about 15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
As a mouth cleanser
This one might sound absurd but green tea has the ability to banish the growth of bacteria that leads to bad breath. All you have to do is wash your mouth by mixing green tea with water to banish bad breath.
As a scrub
Since green tea has exfoliating properties, using it as a scrub is the ideal solution to blackheads. Just brew green tea in ½ cup water and let it cool. Post this, add 2 tablespoons of sugar along with 1 tablespoon of honey to the concoction. You can use this as a face and body scrub at least twice a week.
As a natural sunscreen
When it comes to skin problems, we all fear sun damage. This is where green tea comes into play because it acts as a natural sunscreen to protect your skin against UV rays. Moreover, it aids in preventing the free radicals from making a home in your skin cells. To use it as a sunscreen, boil some tea leaves and drain. Let the water cool down and apply this water once a day to your skin to stay away from sunburn or as a protectant.