Beauty tips using tea September 03 2014
As I was tooling around the internet looking for inspiration on the next blog I noticed an article that discussed how coffee could be used for more than just that morning jolt, and kick in the pants that most of the world needs to get going in the mornings. This article was intriguing enough to make me stop and say HUMMMMM….. which then lead my investigation on beauty and health tips with teas.
Below are traditional and modern uses for tea in your daily beauty routines:
Eyes sore, tired and burning? Soak two tea bags in warm water and place the bags over your eyes for at least 20 minutes. Your eyes will feel great and the puffiness will be reduced because of the tannins that act to reduce the puffiness and your eyes will feel great!
Summer mean fun and sun, but what do you do when you forget your sun block and end up burning? Try applying a few wet tea bags to the affected areas to reduce the stinging feeling from burns. This will also work well for other types of burns such as irons, stoves, razor burns and my personal favorite – curling irons! For larger burns that do not need medical oversight, try running a warm bath with several tea bags to gain the same results.
Getting grey? Don’t want to pay the price for the expensive hairdresser or dye kits? Use a black tea to help cover the grey. Steep 3 tea bags in 1 cup of boiling water and add 1 tablespoon of rosemary or sage to the mix. Let stand overnight to cool and darken. Strain and put into spray bottle and shampoo as usual. Spray mix onto your hair and make sure to saturate all your hair. Blot dry and style as usual. Make sure to protect any clothing you may have on as tea will stain them.
Hair dry and lifeless? Or are you shedding too much hair? A Green or Black tea rinse may be the answer you are looking for! Both black and green teas can help to restore your hair’s health by preventing and reducing hair loss through shedding and can stimulate thick strong hair growth. The caffeine and chemical components in black and green teas help to block the hormone DHT which cause hair loss thru shedding.
Green tea is a great natural preventative to dandruff as it is believed to aid in exfoliation of the dry flakes that are associated with the condition. Green tea is also a great final rinse conditioner that helps to stop split ends as it contains vitamin C, E and panthenols. Vitamin C protects against UV radiation and Vitamin E helps to restore dry damaged hair. Panthenol is a provitamin which helps to strengthen and soften hair and helps to stop split ends! Try making a mixture of teas for your next
Need a facial steam? Green tea contains antioxidants that help to prevent signs of aging. Boil a moderate amount of water, about 3 cups, and add two green tea bags to the mix, Place towel over your head and over the steam bowl for 5 – 10 minutes. The steam will open up your pores and the antioxidants will help to tone, soften and moisturize your skin.
Our next blog will explore beauty tips with coffee. Stay tuned and keep your coffee ground!