I don’t think it’s possible that there are people on earth who can start their day without a cup of tea. If there are, they should not be members of earth. Who seriously wouldn’t want to start their day refreshed?
Fortunately, we won’t be talking about that today, we’ll be talking about the cosmetic benefits of the tea bags. Tea bags possess far more uses than it is given credit for. They contain certain ingredients that could surprisingly add more than just a little glow. Having them applied onto your hair and skin gives an outstanding result as it contains anti-oxidant, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties which help to keep your skin healthy and rich. Polyphenol is an antioxidant that helps to fight acne and ageing and they are found in both green tea and black tea . Tea bags have been found to possess a toning ability and smoothen the skin ; due to the coolant properties found in it .Green tea and black tea contain caffeine and catechins in generous amounts. Tea can be added to your beauty routine to give your skin some extra glow and hair a boost so next time you plan on taking tea, you should have that in mind before you discard the used tea bags. Now, let’s see how tea benefits for beauty and hair.
Beauty Benefits of Tea Bags
Treatment of Chapped / Broken Lips
Tea bag does a good job as a natural hydrating agent. This means that it is effective in hydrating chapped lips.
To utilize this benefit, here are a few simple steps to follow :
• Place a tea bag in warm water leave it for a while.
• Next, place the tea bag on your lips for 5-10 minutes. Repeat this at least 2 times everyday and notice the results within a short while!
Extracts excess oil from skin
This is possible because of the anti-microbial properties present which is effective for removal of excess oil. They also remove bacteria or germs which is one of the major causes of pimples. They also maintain skin’s pH level because of its richness in oils that are beneficial
for the skin. Simply brew some jasmine tea, allow to cool for some minutes then rub on acne-prone, oily skin.
Reduces Puffy Eyes And Removes Dark Circles
The tannins in the tea can help in reduction of eyes puffiness.
The caffeine present in tea helps to shrink blood vessels beneath the skin and therefore clears dark circles around or under the eye. To achieve this look, all that is needed is to wet two tea bags and place them on your eyes and leave for about five to ten minutes. Simple! Do this frequently to reduce puffy eyes and lighten dark circles.
For skin toning
Tea bag poses as a natural effective toner. If you have run out of your toning product, fear not, all you need to do is get some tea bags and watch it tone your skin perfectly. This is possible because of antioxidants in the tea which protect skin, repairs it and at the same time, reduces excess oil while the astringent in tea serves as
a stunning toner. It generally reduces greasiness on the face and keeps it clean. Just take a tea bag and rub it gently over your face and then wipe your face with a neat towel.
Relief For Blemish and Sunburn Caused By Excess Sun Exposure
Application of tea bags on the face directly can reduce redness.
Tea contains tannic acid that helps your skin get
rid of sunburn and blemishes. To accomplish this, brew some tea in a cup. Then dip a CLEAN towel into the tea when it is cool and place it on the affected area for nothing less than 30 minutes.
As A Scrubbing agent
Tea bags serve as a good scrub agent but this is not known by many.
Here’s what you need to do
• Pick up your used tea bag and let it dry thoroughly.
• Next, open it up and use it like a regular scrub and then wash off.
• Moisturize well after you have washed your face. The smoothness and softness will be noticed immediately due to the presence of antioxidants in the tea leaves that produces a vibrant glow on your skin. Used tea bags and leaves can also act as an exfoliant for removal of the dead skin cells for replacement . After using a tea bag, allow the tea bag to dry. Take the used tea bag and scrub it on your face continuously in a circular motion with your fingertips for up to 5 minutes. Rinse it off with normal water and notice the results.
Aids in hair colouring
Tea surprisingly makes a good dyeing agent and let’s not forget that it is also cost-effective. This is done by mixing a paste by adding black tea to henna and turning them properly. Rub this on paste on your hair and leave it for up to 1 hour. This will give a deep shiny colour to your hair. Make use of this mixture every month to maintain the hair colour.
Soothes/relieves the skin
Chamomile tea is best for soothing skin itchiness, skin redness
and flaky patches on the skin that cause irritation.
It is also an ideal remedy for any kind of skin irritation or inflammation. All you have to do is soak a chamomile tea bag in go water and rub gently on the affected areas daily until you start to notice a visible positive result.
Stops bad breath
The Mint tea is rich with antiseptic and antibacterial qualities therefore making it fit for getting rid of bad breath.
A repair for broken nail
Cut a tea bag into a small piece the same size as
the tear in your nail after applying clear nail varnish over the broken
nail. Apply clear nail polish over the top of it and shape the nail with a file, repaint with a colored varnish over the top of the nail and there! Good as new!
It soothes small cuts
Applying pressure on a cut with a wet black tea bag can be a huge source of relief from the pain. This is made possible because of the presence of tannic acid in tea that helps shrink blood vessels so they stop bleeding. Its astringent qualities will instantly stop painful stinging feel from razor or burns.
An amazing cleanser for the hair can be black tea. It stops the tresses from shedding, simply take some black tea and let it cool after brewing. Pour slowly into your hair. It will cleanse your scalp, making your hair look stunning.