How to Use Tea For Homemade Beauty Treatments
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Add shine to lacklustre hair with a tea rinse. Brewed and cooled black tea is ideal for dark hair and chamomile tea for blonde hair. Rinse hair with the tea decoction after shampooing and conditioning hair. Let the rinse sit on hair for about 10 minutes before washing it off. Tea being naturally acidic balances the ph of hair and adds a lot of shine and bounce to hair.
Refresh puffy eyes with a homemade green tea treatment. Instead of throwing green tea bags away after making tea with them, refrigerate them for 15 minutes and apply them on tired eyes to relieve puffiness.
Soothe irritated skin with chamomile tea. Brew some chamomile tea and let it cool. Soak a few cotton pads in the tea and apply to sensitive skin to calm down redness and irritation.
Reduce facial hair with spearmint tea. Spearmint tea is known to have an anti-androgenic effect and acts by suppressing the hormones that are responsible for facial hair. Drink two cups of spearmint tea everyday for hormone balance. Use some brewed tea as a topical treatment on areas with facial hair.
Tone and add glow to facial skin with a deep cleansing mask made with tulsi (holy basil) tea. Make a strong brew of tulsi/holy basil tea with two tea-bags to a cup. Mix the cooled brew to two tablespoons of chick pea flour to form a thick paste. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the paste. Apply a thin even layer on face and wash off after the face mask dries.
Freshen breath with a natural mouth wash made with green tea and mint tea. Brew some green tea and peppermint/wintermint/spearmint tea together using tea-bags. Swish the brew around for a minute in the mouth to kill odour causing bacteria and a minty breath.
Rejuvenate tired feet with a peppermint tea foot soak. Brew a strong cup of peppermint tea and add to a bowl of hot water. Add some Epsom salts to the bowl. Soak feet in the bowl for a few minutes and feel stress melting away.
posted by Nina