Today I am going to tell you the secret ways to use herbal teas in your everyday beauty regimen. Teas are rich in antioxidants and they are anti-inflammatory as well. If you’re a skincare and hair care junkie and love teas, here are some excellent DIY beauty recipes which you can use in place of chemical-laden products. So, let’s get started.
Drinking green tea to lose weight? Well, now use it for your skin, too. Green tea is well-known for its antibacterial properties that help in fighting those tiny zits and pimples. A bag of green tea reduces redness and soothes skin.
How to use: Green tea ice cubes can control, treat and heal pimples like magic. Brew a strong cup of green tea and let it cool down. Now pour this tea into an ice cube tray and let it freeze. Now take a cube every now and then and massage your skin with it. Your pimples will clear up soon and your skin will become healthy like never before.
Hibiscus tea is quite rich in alpha hydroxyl acid. This acid helps in exfoliation and reveals a radiant and clear skin. Hibiscus can maintain your skin’s pH level and keep bacteria at bay. Hibiscus tea also has a high amount of Vitamin C, which helps in toning the skin.
How to use: Hibiscus tea works quite well as a toner or face mist. Brew one part of hibiscus tea and let it cool down. Add one part of witch hazel to it and your facial mist is ready. Keep it refrigerated and use whenever you want. This is the ultimate way to get a healthy and clear skin.
Black tea is commonly found in every household. As far as beauty benefits are concerned, it effectively cleanses your skin by removing all the dirt and impurities while unclogging the pores. On the other hand, it also keeps your skin hydrated and blemish-free.
How to use: Boil an optimum amount of black tea leaves in water. Then, transfer it to a bowl which is suitable enough for taking steam. Enjoy your facial steam and its beauty benefits.
Have you ever tried chamomile tea for sound sleep? I have. This herbal tea is known for its calming and soothing properties. Due to these properties, it effectively de-stresses your eyes. On the other hand, like green tea, chamomile tea also can cure the issue of puffy eyes. Chamomile tea also offers anti-inflammatory properties which prevent and treat eye infections.
How to use: Dip one tea bag for each eye into cold water. Squeeze out excess water and place one bag over each eye. Keep the bags on your eyes for 15-20 minutes to enjoy the benefits.
Matcha tea is an extremely rich source of various nutrients that are needed to keep skin healthy. It contains antibiotics, chlorophyll, catechins and antioxidants that fight skin bacteria and free radicals. This tea offers awesome benefits for skin rejuvenation.
How to use: Matcha tea face masks are excellent for your skin. Take a teaspoon of matcha tea and add 1-2 teaspoon of yoghurt. Apply the mask and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash it off with normal water and moisturise afterwards.
Kombucha tea is one of the latest additions in the beauty world. It is basically fermented black tea, i.e. black tea comprising sugar and yeast. It effectively helps in skin detoxification. Apart from this, it is packed with antioxidants and probiotics that help in keeping skin healthy and young. It can reduce fine lines, wrinkles and firms up your skin like magic.
How to use: Kombucha tea will work great as a toner or astringent. Brew 1-2 bags of Kombucha tea and let it cool. Mix a tablespoon of aloe vera gel to this tea. Pour the mixture into a bottle and enjoy your toner or astringent.
Rooibos tea can help in maintaining those red hair. It makes your hair soft while adding a natural tint. This tea provides a lot of nourishment to your red hair and keeps it healthy and shiny.
How to use: Brew 2-3 tea bags of rooibos tea in a cup of water. Let it cool and then pour over your hair. Let your hair enjoy this tea for around 20 minutes and then cleanse your hair with a mild shampoo.
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