Is it now iced tea that is becoming the go-to drink for health, skincare, and beauty benefits??
- Iced tea can also help reduce puffy and dark under-eye circles. The caffeine contained in Earl Grey and black tea bags helps shrink blood vessels under the skin and eliminates darkness around the eyes.
- To add moisture and tone your skin, dampen your face with cool green tea. Use a cotton pad soaked in green tea to draw out impurities, minimize pores, and return your skin to a healthy glow.
- Hold that tan?. Pre- tan tips: rub your body with a sponge soaked in black tea or dip into a bathtub full of it to enhance tanned skin.
And they say, green tea boosts endurance and increases the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel.
Stay cool this summer with freshly brewed iced tea and spice it up with a lemon or fresh mint or even better some raw ginger and lime – try it
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It’s summer (for some of us) -Remember, sun care protection is the number one skincare enhancement you can do.
Put your skin first and don’t let the sun’s rich vitamin D fool you.
Teas, including green, black and red, have been used to improve the overall health and appearance of skin and hair for centuries. Rich in antioxidants and anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, tea is one of the most powerful grocery store staples for your health and beauty!
How Can Tea Benefit Your Beauty?
Here from Huffington Post are their top Tea Beauty Tips
- Adds shine to dull, lackluster hair. – A hair rinse using green or black tea will boost brassy and blah strands. Simply steep tea bags in boiling water for 15 minutes and allow to cool for a few hours or overnight. Pour it onto freshly-washed hair and leave on for ten minutes. Be sure to shampoo and condition afterwards to seal in the shine.
- Soothes sunburns. – Missed a spot with the sunscreen and ended up with a sunburn? Cold compresses made out of tea bags can relieve pain and reduce redness. The girls over at The Beauty Department have this guide to using black tea bags and old T-shirts to treat sunburns.
- Minimizes bug bites. – We love laying out in the grass, but we sure hate mosquito bites. To take down the sting and bumps, apply a used cold chamomile tea bag directly to the area and relax.
- Reduces puffy eyes and dark under-eye circles. – Another reason not to toss out your used bags of Earl Grey. One of the many beauties we met on the streets of New York City swears by this cheap puffy eye treatment. The caffeine helps to shrink blood vessels underneath the skin and eliminate darkness around the eye area.
- Rids smelly feet odor. – Stanky feet and Chanel No. 5 just don’t mix. Instead, strip off your shoes and socks and soak your feet in a cool solution made out of boiled tea. The tannic acid in tea is both antibacterial and antifungal, so it stops feet from sweating and smelling funky.
- Tones and moisturizes dry skin. – Spritz cool green tea onto your face (you can also apply it with a cotton ball) twice a day to draw out impurities, shrink large pores and get a healthy glow.
- Calms skin after shaving. – If your legs are itchy and red after shaving, try pressing a cool black tea bag onto your limbs. The tannins work to provide immediate relief from razor burns.
- Enhances hair color. – If you’re looking for a chemical-free alternative to dyeing your hair, try using tea. Its staining properties add color to naturally blonde or brunette locks. Holistic Chick breaks down which teas have the best color payoff.
To reduce puffiness, caffeinated tea, particularly black tea, works best, because caffeine temporarily tightens the skin around your eyes by drawing out excess water, while the tannins in tea fight inflammation. The cool compress of the bag itself slows blood flow to the area, reducing swelling
Simply drop two bags of caffeinated tea into a cup of hot water for a few minutes. Heating the tea releases the caffeine and tannins from the cut leaves. Once the tea bags have soaked for a few minutes, remove them and squeeze out the excess water. Don’t skip this step, or tea might leak into your eyes, adding burning, itching and redness to puffy dark circles. Next, put the tea bags on a plate and refrigerate them until they have cooled, creating two small compresses. Place the cold bags over your eyes for about 10 minutes [source: Mayo Clinic].
In particular, since the sun protection benefits of green tea are particularly well documented, it could make sense to apply a green tea formula under your sunscreen when venturing into the sun. It is best to combine green tea with zinc oxide-based sunscreens because zinc oxide is chemically inert and should not react with green tea (which some chemical sunscreens might do, especially in sunlight).
It may also be useful to incorporate green tea into your skin maintenance routine to possibly slow down skin aging. However, simply buying a green tea cream may not necessarily be the best way to go. Like most other antioxidants, green tea polyphenols are oxidized and lose their activity when exposed to air.
If you are willing to put in a bit of extra effort, here are some alternatives. Freeze freshly brewed green tea as ice cubes and use them as a toner. (Just don’t apply ice cubes to your skin right out of the freezer, let them start thawing first or you may get a freeze burn.) Or you can make your own fresh green tea cream using standardized extract as an active ingredient (see our article Do-It-Yourself Anti-Aging Skin Care). You can also drink lots of green tea or take green tea extract in capsules as discussed above – the polyphenols might reach your skin via the bloodstream in sufficient amounts to make a difference.