Tea contains vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants that are great to enhance your beauty. Whether it is to soothe acne, refresh tired eyes, moisturize hair or get glowing skin, tea can be used in many different ways in your beauty routine.
- Add shine to dull, lackluster hair. A hair rinse using green or black tea will boost brassy and blah strands. Simply steep tea bags in boiling water for 15 minutes and allow to cool for a few hours or overnight. Pour it onto freshly-washed hair and leave on for ten minutes. Be sure to shampoo and condition afterwards to seal in the shine.
- Soothes sunburns. Cold compresses made out of tea bags can relieve pain and reduce redness. Calm and soothe skin from sunburn by using cold green tea bags or dip a soft cloth into some green tea and use it on the affected area.
- Minimizes bug bites. We love laying out in the grass, but we sure hate mosquito bites. To take down the sting and bumps, apply a used cold chamomile tea bag directly to the area and relax.
- Reduces puffy eyes and dark under-eye circles. Another reason not to toss out your used bags of Earl Grey. One of the many beauties we met on the streets of New York City swears by this cheap puffy eye treatment. The caffeine helps to shrink blood vessels underneath the skin and eliminate darkness around the eye area.
- Rids smelly feet odor. Take off your shoes and socks and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes in a warmed solution made out of boiled black tea. Black tea helps to keep the feet from sweating and smelling. The tannic acid in tea is both antibacterial and antifungal.
- Tones and moisturizes dry skin. Spritz cool green tea or chamomile tea onto your face (you can also apply it with a cotton ball) twice a day to draw out impurities, shrink large pores and get a healthy glow. This is a great natural toner for clean and clear skin.
- Calms skin after shaving. If your legs are itchy and red after shaving, try pressing a cool black tea bag onto your limbs. The tannins work to provide immediate relief from razor burns.
- Use as a mouthwash: To soothe a tooth ache or get rid of bad breath, use green tea or peppermint tea as a mouthwash to rinse your mouth.