Don’t just drink it

2016-12-14 06:01

TEA is not just for drinking - it actually can be used in a number of your beauty routines:

• Face refresher spray: steep green tea leaves in room-temperature water for a couple hours, strain, grab a spray bottle and fill it up with the tea. Spritz away whenever you need a little antioxidant-infused pick-me-up.

• Tooth treatment: a 2009 study conducted at Kyushu University in Japan and published in the Journal of Periodontology found that people who sip green tea regularly have healthier gums and teeth than those who don't. Brew a peppermint tea bag in 1 cup of water, let it cool and swish it around as a DIY mouthwash.

• Eye de-puffer: ease under-eye puffiness by placing tea bags - which have been soaked in cold water - over your eyes for about 15 to 20 minutes; the chill will soothe eyes while the caffeine, which is often featured in de-puffing beauty products -take a quick catnap while at it.

• Keep hair shiney: pigments in black tea can play up natural brunette highlights, which will make hair appear shinier, while chamomile tea will brighten subtle highlights for blondes. Rinse your locks with the appropriate cooled brewed tea, wrap it up in a towel and let it soak in for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing again and styling as usual.

• Exfoliating body scrub: brew a green tea bag in 1/2 a cup of water and allow it to cool. Then mix 1 part tea with 3 parts sugar (you can add honey).

• Facial cleanser: add a couple tablespoons of loose green tea to a creamy cleanser, stir it up and slather it on. Let it sit for five minutes to soften dead skin cells and then gently rub and rinse.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/World
 

How to get rid of fleas

Before you call in the pricey exterminators, try this DIY approach that promises to get your flea problem under control.

 
 

Paws

12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.