8 Ways to Use Tea as a Beauty Tool
1. Relieve your tired eyes
Revitalize tired, achy, or puffy eyes. Soak two tea bags in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes. The tannins in the tea act to reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes.
2. Reduce razor burn
Ouch! Why didn’t you remember to replace that razor blade before you started to shave? To soothe razor burn and relieve painful nicks and cuts, apply a wet tea bag to the affected area.
3. Condition dry hair
To give a natural shine to dry hair, use a quart (liter) of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.
4. Stop foot odor
Put an end to smelly feet by giving them a daily tea bath. Just soak your tootsies in strongly brewed tea for 20 minutes a day and say good-bye to offensive odors.
5. Tea Steam
Bring the luxury of a spa to your home by making a DIY facial tea steam. Simply boil a few cups of water and pour into a large bowl, then add a tea bag or two (I recommend green tea for its antioxidant properties and soothing scent). Place a towel and place it over your face, then bend over the bowl for five to ten minutes – this will open your pores naturally and tone and hydrate your skin. Say it with me now: Ahhhhh…
6. Fix a broken nail
A tea bag will solve that! Simply cut a small piece of your tea bag and press it onto your broken nail, adhering it with nail glue (some say superglue works too, but be careful not to glue your fingers together!). File off all the edges until the edges are completely smooth, then seal it off with a nourishing top coat. Good as new!
Use a tea bag over skin to instantly soothe sunburn!
8. Shine your mirrors
To make mirrors sparkle and shine, brew a pot of strong tea, let it cool, and then use it to clean the mirrors. Dampen a soft cloth in the tea and wipe it all over the surface of the mirrors. Then buff with a soft, dry cloth for a sparkly, streak-free shine.