Many teas have anti-inflammatory effects. So if you're an angry, red pimple, you can mitigate the inflammation along with the clogged pores. At least treating the inflammation will help make the zit appear smaller and less noticeable. Even if you can't magically rid your skin of breakouts overnight, you can still improve its appearance. Two of the most used teas? Green tea and chamomile.
Joyce Park, M.D., certified dermatologist, certainly agrees: "When used in topical skin care products, chamomile can help soothe and soothe the skin," she says.
The same goes for green tea, according to board-certified dermatologist Suneel Chilukuri, MD: "Green tea has been shown to decrease sebum production and the caffeine in tea increases blood flow to allow the blemish to heal more quickly," says Chilukuri.
Whichever tea you choose, first boil water and prepare the tea as if you were drinking it. After allowing the tea bag to cool (so as not to burn yourself), squeeze out the excess tea and apply the tea bag directly on the blemish. Let the bag sit on the blemish for two minutes and rinse it out.