A cup of gourmet tea works as a stimulant in your body,from removing bad breath to prevention against cancer. We have heard a lot about the manifold health benefits of tea. But do you know about the many beauty benefits?
Well, drinking tea is not the only way to extract its benefits. Tea can be applied directly to the skin, working as a toner, moisturizer to revitalize your skin in many ways. It sounds great to have a beauty aid that is all natural and the cost is minimal. Here are some more details regarding tea and beauty.
Tea is a natural toner and moisturizer.
Did you know that tea can naturally cleanse and moisturize your skin and make it feel softer? Mix two cups of freshly brewed tea in warm bath water. Now, let yourself soak in the bath water for 20 minutes, allowing the tea extract to work its magic in cleaning, toning and moisturizing your skin.
Don’t forget to take a shower after soaking to rinse off the tea-infused water or you may find that your skin have become more tan. Yes, a nice temporary tan is another beauty offering of tea.
Tea freshens your face and tightens the skin.
Facial skin is more delicate than the rest of your body, hence the need for extra care. Take two to three tablespoons of cooled green tea and dab it all over your face with a cotton ball. Let the tea absorb for 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash it off.
Applying green tea twice a day will help to remove impurities, clean clogged pores and tighten your skin. The result is a healthy glowing youthful skin which you have always dreamed of.
Tea can be used to exfoliate your skin.
There is another way you can use tea in your facial beauty treatment. It has been known for a long time that herbal soap makers are mixing tea leaves in their bathing bars for the purpose of skin polishing. Why not incorporate this in your face cream also?
Crush a teaspoonful of dried tea leaves and mix it in your face cream. You will have created a mild but effective scrub for your skin. Massage the cream mixture gently onto the face in a circular clockwise motion for 15 to 20 minutes. This will remove dead skin cells and polish your skin. Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry. You will agree that your skin never felt so soft and clean.
Tea soothes tired eyes and removes dark circles.
Lack of sleep, too much exposure to sun and long hours of work in front of a computer are all conditions which may lead to those ugly dark circles and puffy eyes. Many of us use cucumber slices to remove dark circles. But did you know that your previously brewed tea bags can work wonders in relieving tired eyes?
A cup of gourmet tea is what most of us like to have after returning home from work. Don’t throw away the brewed tea bags. Instead, allow to cool and put them over your closed eyes and take rest for 15-20 minutes. The tannin and caffeine in tea will act to revive blood flow in the skin under the eyes and shrink blood vessels to reduce puffiness.
Tea cools off sunburns and soothes skin irritations.
No matter how careful you are before going out into the sun, sunburns can happen due to exposure, especially in the hot summer sun. Don’t worry! A few wet, refrigerated tea bags on the affected area will cool off the burns.
You can also use cool, tea-soaked cotton pads instead. This can easily be applied to the burned skin; allow the skin to soak in the tea for 20 minutes. You will see the magical healing effect of tea on sunburned skin.