5 Fantastic Beauty Benefits of Tea

by Corinne Shoemaker

Magic doesn’t exist, but if it did, it would probably be in the form of tea. Tea tastes amazing, but it can also be used in a number of ways to enhance your skin, hair, and health. There are so many ways we can benefit from tea that it’s almost hard to keep up! Read on to learn how you can take advantage of it.

1. Pain Reliever

    If you decided to hit the beach pre-season and were a little neglectful with sunscreen, make a cold compress out of a few tea bags to fight pain and inflammation. The same goes for when you suffer from razor burn. This works because of the tea’s tannins which help speed up healing.

    2. Protectant

      If, however, you are still in spring mode, prepare yourself for the months ahead with Bioelements’ RayDefense SPF 30. This powerful sunscreen is infused with green tea extracts to soothe and comfort the skin (along with other natural ingredients to inhibit UV ray penetration). Be sure to drink plenty of green tea, as well! Research shows that doing so on a consistent basis helps repair DNA which in turn battles cancers formed from sun exposure.   

      3. Stronger Strands

        Green tea has powerful antioxidants that will protect and strengthen your hair, bringing your strands to life while promoting healthy growth. Try Sudzz FX’s LiquidLuxe Luxury Mist, which repairs and protects hair, for a taste of just how powerful this ingredient can be.

        4. Brighter Locks

          Chamomile tea can be used to enhance hair color. Because of this tea’s acidic properties, it is effective in brightening naturally blonde and brunette locks without risking you or your hair’s health (in contrast to products containing harsh chemicals)! Just steep a few bags in hot water and allow them to cool in your refrigerator, then rinse your hair with the solution once a week.

          5. Healthier Skin

            Many makeup companies recognize the benefits of tea for your skin. For example, Beauty Addicts’ Face2Face Foundation and Hydra Sunrays Bronzer are both formulated with green tea to hydrate and protect your skin. But that’s not all this tea can do! Grab a cotton pad and dab the tea onto your face in the morning and at night. This will give you a smoother complexion, as well as diminish pores and enhance your skin’s glow.

            Do you use tea for any special beauty tricks? We would love to hear from you! Leave a comment.