Green Tea is an outstanding beauty elixir. Cosmetics companies use it to produce bath foams, anti free radicals face creams, face masks and sun creams. Catechins contained in Green Tea have been shown to be much more effective than vitamins E and C against free radicals. In particular, Green Tea can be used to cleanse the face skin and helps to eliminate acne and skin inflammation (Green Tea can be very astringent and anti inflammatory when a few drops of lemon juice are added).
Green Tea is also a good skin toner, thanks to the great amount of tannins it contains. Green Tea leaves can even be used as a toning mask. It is also suitable as a substitute of body sun lotions. If you want long-lasting tan, you just need to pat your skin with a cotton wad previously soaked in long infused Green Tea.