Drinking a cup of warm tea in the morning not only refreshes you but also makes you all set to sail through the day. But do you know tea can also play a role in improving your beauty and protecting your skin? Here are common varieties of teas and how to use it without drinking) to reap its skincare benefits.
Rooibos/Herbal Tea: Rooibos or Herbal tea is free of caffeine and low in tannin content. You can use it as a mild natural cleanser. For this, cool and apply the brewed tea on the skin. Wait for 10 minutes and rinse off. It reduces acne, scars, pimples, swelling and redness.
Oolong tea: It keeps skin healthy and clearer. For those suffering from eczema, or just want a brighter, younger looking skin, drinking 2-3 cups of oolong tea is highly recommended. You can apply oolong tea on the skin to diminish dark spots, age spots and wrinkles. It is also an effective sunscreen and toner.
Black Tea: If you have skin, black tea is the best as is helps to tighten pores and gives you a natural, radiant glow. A secret recipe for a naturally toned and cellulite free body is bathing with black tea twice a week, says Dr Saumya Satakshi, Senior Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant, Healthians.
Green Tea: When mixed with sugar, green tea can be used as a face scrub. It is also an excellent toner, which helps to open clogged pores. Green Tea is a good choice to reduce puffiness around the eyes and can be used as a hair rinse for healthy hair.