This home-made green tea toner can get rid of your acne scars



Acne is not only unpleasant but it also leaves behind dark spots that remain for a long time.

We all have that one natural way to treat acne and this is where green tea can be used. Yes, you heard it right, green tea provides a way to treat acne along with it’s other health benefits.

We all have come across the benefits of green tea. It is good for heart health, reduce caffeine intake, minimal calories and much more.

If you are wondering how green tea fades away acne scars, then refer to this guide for more information.

Why does green tea toner work?

The University of Maryland Medical Center states green tea is rich in epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC) chemical which is among the most potent catechin compounds. One of the main side effects of acne is inflammation, and this inflammation may cause sores that further develop into acne scars. This compound is effective at reducing skin inflammation.

ECGC also has antibiotic and antioxidant properties that further help to prevent or treat acne.

A study published in 2017 found that a compound–polyphenols found in green tea is known to assist skin health. It prevents the sebaceous glands from producing excess sebum or oil which prevents further breaking out.

So how can you make this green tea toner at home?

Take a cup of water (about 120 ml) and bring it to boil and then add 1 tsp of green tea leaves or dip one green tea bag in it. Let it brew. After it cools down, transfer it in a bottle (glass is preferred) and keep it in the refrigerator. You can easily use this for 7 to 8 days.

How can you use it?

Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and then dab on the DIY toner with the help of a cotton pad. The cooling effect will reduce the appearance of pores and also the inflammation. And then moisturise your face as you usually would.

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