Herbal tea, black tea, cinnamon tea, apple tea… the choices are wide and varied, but did you know that tea can be more than just a pleasant drink? It can be your new best friend… the simplest and cheapest beauty aid.
1. To reduce puffy eyes
If too many late nights have left you with swollen eyes and dark circles, just make yourself 2 cups of tea using 2 teabags. While you sip on your tea, place the used teabags in the fridge for a few minutes. Once cool, simply lie down and place one teabag over each eye. After 10-20 minutes, you’ll be ready for another night out.
2. To moisturize your luscious lips
To help your lips retain their moisture and regain their silky softness, just apply a warm teabag to clean lips for five minutes. No need to rinse.
3. To promote clear skin
When a blemish makes an unwelcome appearance, simply place a warm teabag on it for several minutes. Again, not need to rinse. Your skin will clear up before you know it.
4. To relieve sunburn and redness
To relieve a sunburn, simply add 4 teabags to 2 cups of boiled water and allow to steep for an hour. Refrigerate until cool. Now soak a cloth in the cool tea, apply to affected areas, and hold in place for 15 minutes. Do not rinse. Repeat this up to 4 times a day for ultimate relief.
5. To banish stinky feet
Say good-bye to stinky feet and hello to sweet smelling ones! The tannins in tea help to fight odor-causing bacteria. So soak your tootsies in strong tea for several minutes, and then pat dry. You will be glad you did!
6. To relieve itchiness
Don’t you hate it when you have an itchy mosquito bite? The itch can drive you crazy! To reduce the itching and swelling of any insect bites… just apply a cool teabag to the affected area for several minutes. Instant relief!
7. To beautify your hair
To add that extra shine to your hair, brew two cups of strong tea and use to rinse damp, shampooed hair. This highlighting hair rinse will darken your hair and add a luscious glisten to it.
Tea time now takes on a whole new meaning! It’s beau-tea-ful!