If you tend to have dry, chapped lips in winter, here is a quicker and more effective beauty tip than all the lip balms you have ever used! For beautiful lips, you only need one thing: a green tea bag! Here’s how to use green tea, both to beautify your lips and your face (beauty mask recipes).
Chapped Lips: what to do?
In winter, our lips are constantly exposed to cold and wind! With the icy temperatures, they crack and cause pain. It is important to feed them deep in order to get them rehydrate.
Anti chapped lips treatment
Here’s a 100% natural beauty tip that will help you regain smooth and moisturized lips. You just need to soak a green tea bag in hot water (as if you were preparing tea). Then simply press the excess hot water and keep the bag on your lips while rubbing it for five minutes. If you have chapped lips, it will significantly increase the moisture of your lips, especially if you repeat this trick every day. Indeed, this green tea-based method can instantly improve the condition of your lips. This trick also helps prevent and relieve pain associated with cold sores that appear on the corners of the lips.
Why this green tea-based beauty trick works?
For centuries, green tea was well known for its medicinal properties and has been the subject of numerous scientific studies, and all of them have confirmed its broad spectrum of health benefits for treating all kinds of infections and diseases. Green tea is the composition of many anti-aging creams and beauty lotions (green tea is widely used in the cosmetics industry).
Green tea: healing properties for the skin
Green tea has healing properties that are as effective on the skin as on the lips. Indeed, green tea enhances natural resistance to UV rays. Not only optimizes the action of a sunscreen but also helps alleviate sunburn. In fact, green tea has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and comfort sensitive skin, protecting it against irritation. It also contains caffeine that activates blood circulation and promotes detoxification of the lips.
Green tea contains a catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which stimulates and promotes the renewal of skin cells, which die because of poor beauty hygiene: excessive exposure to sunlight, exposure to pollution, inefficient hydration, etc.
In addition, green tea contains high levels of antioxidants that will delay premature aging by fighting against free radicals that attack healthy cells and health in general. These antioxidants inhibit enzymes which degrade collagen, essential to the flexibility and elasticity of the skin.
Another quality of green tea comes from the catechins. They have very strong antibacterial properties that help reduce acne by regulating the sebum production. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and inflammation, thereby promoting faster healing.
Two beauty mask recipes using green tea:
For anti-aging facial mask, you need to mix 3 tablespoons of yogurt (plain and whole milk) with a tablespoon of chopped organic green tea. Apply this mixture on the face for 20 minutes then rinse. After you have cleaned the mask, apply your usual moisturizer. This recipe will improve the elasticity of the skin and promote collagen production.
To eliminate pimples and blackheads, here is a simple anti-acne mask recipe: mix one tablespoon of organic honey with a tablespoon of chopped organic green tea. Mix well and apply this mask on the face for 30 minutes before rinsing. For better efficiency, first you can make a small facial steam bath (before applying the mask) to help eliminate the pimples and blackheads.