When it comes to drinking tea, we often forget how powerful its benefits actually are. Tea can obviously do wonders for us internally — from providing our bodies with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, and a lower risk of cancer. But tea is actually capable of doing wonders for us externally as well.
So rather than spending a fortune on beauty products to enhance your skin, grab your favourite tea from your pantry and reap its many benefits. Here are three incredible ways to get the most out of your tea.
Reduce Puffy Eyes
Steep two green tea bags for about five minutes and then, stick them in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes (or until they're cold). Squeeze out the excess water, lay down, and place the tea bags over your eyes. Leave them on for roughly fifteen minutes, then rinse off any residue. The caffeine and antioxidants in the tea bags shrinks the size of blood vessels around your eyes, which can reduce puffiness and dark circles.
Cure Razor Burn
If shaving has left you bumpy and morose, let your green tea ease the pain. If you stick a tea bag on the affected area it can help reduce both the pain and inflammation.
All Natural Mouthwash
If you mix peppermint tea with a pinch of salt, you can actually create an all-natural mouthwash. The combination of salt and peppermint can leave your breath minty fresh, but it will also sooth any toothaches or gum pain that you might have.