8 Unexpected Ways To Transform Your Skin With Tea

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le have been drinking lovely teas for thousands of years. After all, it tastes great and has a number of health benefits. But it’s also absolutely fantastic for improving the health, quality, and appearance of our skin.

Because they’re abundant with many nutrients and antioxidants, these unassuming ingredients have the power to soothe inflammation, balance testosterone levels, and even slow down skin aging.

If you ever needed a reason to drink an excessive amount of tea, this is it. There are also ways in which we can apply tea directly to the skin for a double-action effect. So, let’s talk about the six ways I use tea to transform my skin.

1. Hormonal Imbalances

women drinking peppermint tea

Hormonal imbalances are known to cause a whole host of problems for our skin. Blemishes become more common, and we can experience acne-like symptoms at any age. However, tea can help restore balance to our endocrine system.

We can improve our skin by incorporating Peppermint or Spearmint tea, which introduces menthol into our system. Menthol has an ‘anti-androgen’ effect, helping to balance testosterone levels.

2. Stress Relief

Chamomile tea

Stress is one of the number one causes of skin aging. Stress increases the levels of MMP in our blood, which speeds up the rate at which we break down collagen in the skin and body. This can often lead to the formation of wrinkles and sagging skin.

However, Chamomile tea has a relaxing effect on the mind or body. It can help give you headspace to switch off, get better sleep, and restore your glowing skin.

3. Anti-Aging

Rooibos Tea

That’s right, tea can help us slow down the aging process! Teas like Rooibo are super high in antioxidants and AHAs. Together, these help us slow down fat loss under the skin and prevent oxidative damage to the skin from free radicals.

Green tea is also abundant in antioxidants and worth exploring if you’re interested in the anti-aging powers of tea.

4. Reduce Inflammation

drinking matcha tea

Many teas have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Green tea is especially good for this, and it provides an abundance of antioxidants that our skin loves. One antioxidant in particular, EGCG, is why it’s so intensely soothing for inflammation. However, this effect can be amplified if the tea is also applied directly to the skin.

This is true for many of the teas we’ve discussed today, so let’s also talk through some of my favorites ways to use tea on the skin.

5. Bath Teas

bath tea

Making your own bath teas is a wonderful way to get the fantastic benefits of tea and have a pamper sessions at the same time. Simply combine your favorite dried tea leaves with some finely ground oats and a little epsom salts. You can even buy empty tea bags so you can throw the whole thing in the bath and not worry about what makes its way down the drain.

6. De-puffing Tea Facials

using tea bags under eyes

Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of tea, they’re perfect for a de-puffing facial. If you have some green tea bags laying around, soak them in some warm water for a few minutes before placing them on the eyes.

I like to put some music on, change into something super comfortable and just switch off my mind. Double up with a cup of chamomile or green tea to enhance your relaxation.

7. Invigorating Facial Spritz

Woman holding a spray bottle

Regular tea can be used as an invigorating facial spritz on a hot summer’s day. It’s just like throwing a tea bag, mint, and some fruit into your water bottle for a tasty pick-me-up. Instead, put your tea bags into a spray bottle with some cold water and let it infuse.

Then, just spray on the face to keep yourself feeling fresh. It’s also a great way to keep replenishing your skin with antioxidants. Many teas are also intensely hydrating, too.

8. Easy Tea Toner

my easy 2 step diy hydrosol toner

A toner is a great way to round off a cleansing routine. It makes sure the pores are fully clear of grime, as well as clearing the skin of any remaining cleansing product. But depending on what you use as a toner, it’s just another way to provide our skin with the minerals and nutrients it craves.

A tea toner is another great way to use tea. I make my own homemade toners, and often, they’re just botanical infusions. Tea is the original botanical infusion! Don’t waste your money on expensive toners when the answer is propably sitting in our kitchen pantries.

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mature women on a home spa day

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18 Simple Ways To Cleanse Your Body Of Toxins

women drinking tea

When we indulge in too much food and drink, as we do during celebrations and holidays, our bodies ask for a break. Many people go overboard with cleansing their bodies. They make the same mistake they do when overindulging.

The truth is, your body is able to do this itself. Everything from your skin to your kidneys and liver cleanses your body every day. What you can do is support these organs in their work.
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Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting

Bio:

Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

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