Taking the right foods can help you reduce wrinkles, fight pimples and acne, enhance your skin’s natural beauty too. There are lots of natural foods for beautiful skin, green tea and aloe are two of them.
For making this green tea and aloe skin toner, you just need blend green tea, aloe vera and water to get a gentle astringent action. Use it regularly to remove toxins out of your skin, moisturize it and tighten pores. And you will also see an improvement of other skin problems such as acne, pimples, blackheads and other skin infections.
Apply green tea topically to the skin can be beneficial to your skin greatly:
1- According to a report(1) by the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, ‘green teas possess anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic potential, which can be exploited against a variety of skin disorders’. Green tea has good antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can fight inflammation and infections that may cause skin disorders.
2- The rich antioxidants in green tea protect your skin from the damage of radical and sunshine. They also encourage healing of cells to help prevent wrinkles and age spots.
3- Green tea leaves helps exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells to keep your skin clear.
Aloe Vera helps you reduce wrinkles naturally, according to a study(2). And this super plant also benefits to your skin in many other ways:
- Slows down the aging of your skin;
- Moisturizes skin;
- Treats sunburn;
- Heals wounds, cuts and insect bites naturally;
- Reduces stretch marks;
- Relieves allergies.
You can use aloe vera gel in your daily skin care routines:
Cleanse your face with fresh aloe – Rinse your face with water, then apply the fresh aloe vera gel to your face and massage gently. Remove the excess gel and the dirt with a clean cotton ball.
Scrub the toxins and dead skin away from your skin – Sprinkle a little rice flour on a piece of exposed aloe, then rub it on your face for some minutes, rinse with water. This will keep your skin clean.
Use aloe vera gel as a moisturizer – Apply aloe gel to your face and you will feel soft and moist. It’s said that aloe is a natural effective ingredient for improving skin hydration, possibly through a humectant mechanism. (3)