Tea is delicious and is also healthy for your body. However there are also many aspects of tea that can help to beautify you and your skin and hair.
For example tea can be used as a beauty rinse for your hair. If you have dark hair, use black tea, concentrated (use approximately 2 teabags per cup of water you use) by brewing the tea strongly then allowing it to cool. Use after shampooing, rinsing isn’t necessary. This will darken your hair slightly and add a shimmery shine. If you have lighter hair, brew concentrated chamomile herbal tea as a rinse to bring out the highlights in your hair.
Used tea bags (especially black tea bags) are high in tannins, which has an astringent effect, much like Witch Hazel. Place used teabags in the fridge for a few hours before placing them directly on your eyelids to reduce puffiness and help shrink pores as well as blood vessels for a soothing feeling. And speaking of soothing feelings, used and cooled teabags are also extremely soothing to burns on your skin. It can also make a toothache feel better until you can see the dentist – apply the used and cooled teabag directly to the affected area.
Use cooled tea as a facial rinse to help reduce acne with it’s skin toning, astringent and anti-bacterial properties. Those same properties also make it an excellent foot soak. Make a hot tea bath for your feet using the 2 bags per cup method mentioned above, and allowing the tea to cool to a temperature that is comfortable for your feet. Epsom salts can be added to this foot bath for added benefit. Peppermint leaves make an enlivening natural deodorizer for your tea foot baths as well – just add peppermint leaves to the tea leaves when you are brewing the foot bath.
Tea, especially green teas, are well-known for their ability to fight bad breath while tasting delicious. You can even make your own homemade green tea toothpaste!
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 3 ounces of green tea (Matcha tea is ideal for this), and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes have passed, add that liquid to as much baking soda as you need to make a thick paste from it. Use as you would any other toothpaste, only this one is all-natural, child-safe, and extremely good for your teeth!
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