Tea & Beauty - Tips & Recipes by Tea 4 Free News
Tea - just saying the name of the world's most popular
beverage is naturally relaxing and refreshing. A cup of tea can be
healing and calming - a simple moment of tranquility in a busy
This unassuming brew has become one of the hottest key
ingredients in natural cosmetics today.
Tea is a strong antioxidant, rich in vitamins C and E. Japanese
research shows it to be a powerful enemy of the hated "free
radicals," which cause our bodies to age. Tea has a variety of
beauty benefits and can be used all over your body to cleanse the
skin, soothe sunburn, highlight the hair, relax your muscles, and
calm puffy eyes.
Terrific Beauty Tea Tips
Here are a few easy ways to use tea to look and feel your best:
• Reduce under-eye puffiness by placing two cool tea bags over
each eye and relaxing for 10 to 15 minutes. • Soothe an insect
bite or cut by placing a green tea bag over the affected area. The
tea will reduce itching and swelling. • For bad sunburn, try a
tea bath. Hang four or five oolong, jasmine, or green tea bags
under your bath spout as you fill your tub. Soak in the fragrant,
warm water. • To keep your feet smelling their best, try a
foot soak in natural tea. Soaking in black tea will help reduce
foot odor because tea is naturally astringent. The tannic acid in
tea also helps kill odor-causing bacteria. • If you use henna
to color your hair, use tea instead of water when mixing your
paste. Try black or ceylon for brunettes and chamomile for blondes.
• A great way to relax or practice simple meditation is with a
cup of tea. Start your day with a cup or take a tea break to
refocus a hectic day.
Beauty Tea Recipes:
Hair Conditioner: Take a glass of green tea and then add lemon
juice to it. After shampooing your hair, rinse it with the mixture
to get soft and silky hair. But don't rinse the hair again with
water. Just leave it for combing.
Mild astringent: will keep your complexion clean and glowing
2 tea bags of your choice (green, orange pekoe, earl grey, and
jasmine work well) 1/4 cup boiling water 1/4 cup witch hazel
Directions: Pour boiling water over the tea bags and allow them
to steep for at least one hour or until cool. Remove the bags and
combine the cooled tea with the witch hazel. Pour the mixture into
a clean container. To use: Apply to clean skin with a cotton pad
after cleansing. Yield: 4 ounces Sunburn Soothers Mix 1 cup rolled
oats with half a diced cucumber and a cup of hot green tea (all of
which counter redness and inflammation). Then add 4 tablespoons of
honey (for moisture). Refrigerate for an hour. Apply to sensitive
areas, and cover with a cold, damp washcloth for 10 minutes.
Give Your Feet Relief Drop a few teaspoons of loose chamomile
flowers tea into a basin of hot water. Then add a handful of dried
parsley and a few drops of essential oil (try lavender or just use
olive oil). Let steep for 10 minutes and then slip feet in for a
15-minute soak. After your feet should feel refreshed and renewed!
Or try dunking your tootsies in a tub of cool green tea. Its
astringent and antiseptic properties with leave them tingling and
Sooth Shaving Slip-ups Pat razor-burned areas with a wet tea
bag; the tannic acid in the tea reduces redness.
Quick Canker Pain Reliever Place a cool, wet tea bag over the
sore for a few minutes several times a day.
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