Rubba-dub-dub tea in the tub.
That's right -- we're bathing in it, we're putting it on our faces and we're even scrubbin' our toes with it!
Because tea is so rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, it's one of the most affordable and accessible beauty secrets out there.
In our quick guide below, you'll find the easiest ways to incorporate tea into your beauty regimen to create a healthier you.
When applied topically, green and black tea can reduce puffy eyes and those dark, under-eye circles we all know and love.
But in all seriousness, the caffeine in tea helps to shrink blood vessels and eliminate those dark tones we see far too often.
So save those old tea bags and gently place them on your eye lids, sit back and relax. You deserve it!
Stinky toes? Once again, take those old tea leaves or bags and throw them in boiled water. Let cool and gently submerge your feet.
Tea contains tannic acid, which is anti-fungal and antibacterial, that prevents sweat and smells.
Tea toes for the win!
If you face is feeling oily and needs a little pick-me-up, you can count on tea.
Lightly spray green tea on your face and body to shrink those large pores and tighten up that skin. You can do this about twice a day, or when you feel like you need a little refresher!
We love using this in the mornings, the evenings, but especially after workouts.
Spring not only brings flowers and sunshine, but also our worst enemies – mosquitoes!
Can't ditch the itch?
Use an old chamomile tea bag, wet it with warm water and place it directly on your bites. Let it sit for a couple minutes while lightly dabbing the area with the tea bag. This will help minimize the bumps and irritations.
Concerned about your hair's health? Rescue it with some black or green tea. These teas specifically will target those brassy and dull strands. Steep the tea bags in boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Let cool overnight or a couple hours. And finally, pour it on freshly-washed hair and let that sit for 10 minutes. Finish with your regular shampoo and conditioner.
Now you have it, the basic guide to getting down and clean with tea.
Keep in mind that there are many ways you can use tea in your beauty regimen, so have fun with it. Don't forget to experiment!
Photo by Anjelique