How to deal with acne at the turn of the season!

I know I am not the only one suffering through breakouts and acne in this season. All my friends are going through this issue and it happens every year when the season changes. There can be several reasons behind the breakout of acne. It is mostly common in teenagers and people like us in their mid 20s. Among the diverse reasons that contribute to the growth of acne, an unhealthy diet rich in fats and oil and a lifestyle which neglects proper hygiene are primary. Even if you are leading a healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet, the change in season is something no one is spared from. And it's practically the worst time to get acne as the festivities are fast approaching and then there are winter holidays, Christmas and New Year! 

So, I took it upon myself to figure out the easiest and quickest way to deal with this acne problem and it's something you all can do very easily. In today's lifestyle, drinking Green Tea has become very common and you can easily find it in every other house and almost every office! I personally consume Tetley Green Tea and that is what I used with these techniques and they all worked perfectly! 


So first, let's go through the benefits of drinking Green Tea for acne:

  1. Consuming green tea will give you as much antioxidants you could possibly get from a single source. Whether you take it internally or apply it externally, the effect will be more or less the same. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that would otherwise attack your skin cells.
  2. Keep an eye on your insulin and blood sugar levels. This is because studies have shown that the higher your carbohydrate level, the more you are prone to such skin disorders. Want to reduce your insulin level and bring it back to normal? Buy a green tea sachet now because studies have found that its role in blood sugar control is profound.
  3. Green tea helps reduce the rashes and scars formed because of this skin condition by fighting against skin inflammation.
  4. This tea is also known for its anti-bacterial activity which is very helpful in your case. This is because acne is mainly the activity of bacteria and green tea helps in killing these microorganisms, thereby reducing further skin damage.
  5. There is a certain group of hormones that can play havoc on your skin and cause such disorders as acne. The constituents in green tea have various molecules that can bind on these sex hormones, thereby preventing them from becoming ‘bioactive hormones’. From this observation, scientists have concluded that green tea has anti-cancer properties. This is because the hormones in question have a connection with prostrate and breast cancer. (Source:
Apart from drinking Green Tea, there are a couple more methods that you can use for quicker results because the Diwali Cards Party is fast approaching!!!

Method 1: Black Pepper for Spot Treatment

You will need: Solid Black Pepper(1 or 2 pieces), Warm green tea, sandalwood
What to do: Soak the solid black pepper in warm green tea for about 15 minutes so that it can absorb its antibacterial properties. Then rub the black pepper on the sandalwood to make a thin paste and then apply that paste on the spots where you are getting your acne overnight. In a couple of nights, you will see a major difference. I used to do this in my teenage years and this method kept me acne free while I was going through major hormonal turmoil. 

Method 2: Green Tea with Honey Scrub

You will need: Green Tea Sachet, Honey
What to do: Just finish drinking your cup of tea, take the teabag and cut it open and then empty the contents into a small cup. Next, just add a bit of honey and then mix it until you form a paste. Apply that paste on the areas affected by acne and leave it on for 20 minutes. The green tea’s anti-inflammatory effect is going to soothe the skin and reduce the inflammation caused by acne.

Method 3: Green Tea Face Wash
You will need: Green Tea Sachet, Face Wash, Cotton Balls, Container and a Spoon
What to do: In the container kept for your mixtures, add the green tea(rinse it in hot water before cutting the bag open) and approximately two tablespoons of face wash. A creamy textured cream should get preference over others. With the spoon, carefully mix the contents till they form a paste. Apply this paste on your skin, massage in a circular motion and leave it on for five minutes. When you are satisfied, wash it off thoroughly with water.

So, try out these methods using Tetley Green Tea and let us know how they work out for you!