Let's get the party started – beauty tips with tea
I'm a self-confessed coffee junkie, but when it's really uncomfortable outside in autumn, I think nothing is more ingenious than curling up on the sofa with a good book, a wool blanket and a pot of tea. But tea is not only a real soul warmer, but also an underestimated beautifier when used externally. It is advisable to simply brew a little more so that you have enough for an extensive beauty program. I'll now tell you exactly what tea can do for your beauty.
It's best to start your beauty program with a detox tea steam bath. To do this, pour loose tea of your choice with hot water in a bowl, bend your head over the bowl and inhale. This not only clears the respiratory tract, but also opens the pores and prepares the skin optimally for subsequent cleansing and care. Tea is a “natural enemy” of oily and shiny skin because the tannins it contains tighten the pores and thereby reduce the greasy shine. To cleanse, rinse your face with cold black tea morning and evening or dab it onto particularly shiny areas of your skin with a cotton pad. Skin that is prone to impurities and pimples will be happy with the same treatment with green or chamomile tea, as these types of tea contain anti-inflammatory substances. The Japanese also swear by green tea for external use because, thanks to antioxidants, it stimulates skin regeneration, prevents wrinkles and firms the complexion. Chinese women, on the other hand, stick to white tea because it is said to protect the skin from free radicals and thus prevent skin aging.
Tea is not only a good care product for the skin, but also for the hair. Dry, dull-looking hair in particular will regain its shine if you rinse it with black tea after washing. And would you have thought that you could even dye your hair with tea? Black tea conjures up great, warm reflections in brown hair and chamomile tea makes blonde hair even blonder. Simply brew three tea bags in a cup of water and let the brew steep overnight. The next day, fill it into a spray bottle and spray it on hair that is as dry as possible after washing. This doesn't have the same intense effect and certainly doesn't have the durability of a classic tint, but it's great for spicing up the color occasionally or concealing the roots.
Green and black teas are also said to be suitable for stimulating eyelash growth. I haven't tried it myself yet (I prefer to rely on my eyelash serum), but I still didn't want to withhold the hack from you.