Green tea is an antibacterial and natural astringent that is also as effective as benzoyl peroxide to combat acne. The advantage of green tea is that, unlike benzoyl peroxide, green tea does not dry the skin.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols and in the antioxidant EGCG. These substances make green tea can attract toxins to the surface, reduce inflammation and neutralize the bacteria that causes acne. In addition its astringent properties help to reduce the excessive production of fat preventing the formation of pimples and pimples and drying the pimples that are already present.
To make an anti-acne lotion with green tea, put in four cups of hot water, three sachets of green tea. Leave it to stand for 20 minutes. It is applied throughout the affected area with a cotton wool or with a spray bottle. This lotion can also be used as a toning and antioxidant lotion for any skin type. Antioxidants in green tea fight free radicals that cause wrinkles and age spots.
Another option is to take a steam bath with green tea. Put several sachets in a little pot with boiling water and put the face covering the head with a cloth so that it reaches the steamer of the tea. Do not close your face too much to avoid burning.
Let the vaporette penetrate the skin. This remedy is also good for blackheads.
Green tea can also help fight acne from within. So you can take a cup of green tea every day and to make the most of it, you can pass the green tea bag over your face with circular motions.
Green tea and apple cider vinegar
You can also mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one cup of green tea to make a super powerful lotion against acne. Apple cider vinegar is also good for removing pimples and pimples and also helps balance the pH in the skin, something essential to keep the skin healthy.
This lotion should be used a few times a week or once a week if you have dry or sensitive skin.