A few weeks ago we talked about how tea could benefit your health. Now, it’s time to show our appreciation for the leafy goodness of this hot beverage in a slightly different way. Did you know you can use tea to make homemade skincare products? It’s true! Here’s our pick of quick and easy remedies to start you off.
The simplest of home beauty treatments we found was this Green Tea face mist from www.homemademamas.net. Although we can’t be totally sure of all the supposed magical health benefits to Green Tea, we can all agree that it is refreshing and packed with antioxidants. So why not spritz that goodness on your face, as well as slurping it down? Just add water…
For the next step up, how about a toner specifically for spot-prone skin? We all have breakouts every now and then, and if there is a natural way to combat them, then why not give it a go? For this recipe from www.livingthenourishedlife.com you’ll need a few of our Green Tea bags and some apple cider vinegar. Sounds tasty…
If you find shop-bought exfoliators a little harsh on your skin, this may be the way forward. Using only ingredients that you are likely to have in your cupboard (including some Cosy Tea Green Tea bags) this mask from www.poorandpretty.com will give you a good scrub without making you feel sore. And you can tweak the ingredients to suit your skin needs. Handy, eh?
Or, for a deeper clean, how about this calming scrub? Sugar, coconut oil and soothing tea are all you need, so grab some Chamomile, pop to the shops for the coconut oil and you are ready! This scrub, from www.savynaturalista.com, supposedly helps to clean sinus headaches as well, which is a bonus.
Feeling like a bit of a shopping challenge? Well here you go, alongside oats and Chamomile tea, this cleanser incorporates bentonite clay to make a powder that, when hydrated with water, forms a paste to make your skin feel delightful. There is a link in the post on www.empoweredsustenance.com to buy the clay on Amazon, but it’s from the US. If you are in the UK, and you’re happy to pay £8.49 for 150g, you can snaffle some from here.
So there you go. We hope you are feeling inspired to use your tea in a slightly different way. Although it seems that Chamomile and Green tea have taken the main stage in these recipes, there’s nothing to stop you sipping on a nice cup of Blueberry tea while your mask does it’s magic, now is there? Let us know how you get on with your beauty treatments!