5 Surprising Black Tea-Based Beauty Products

5 Surprising Black Tea-Based Beauty Products

20.08.2018

Stress and life in a big city can have a negative impact on our health and appearance. One of efficient and proven means of beauty care is black tea, one of the most popular ingredients of premium cosmetics, which can refresh your face, cure baggy eyes and even repair damaged hair.

To get the most out of your home treatments, try our beauty recipes featuring tea from Kenya. Grown on high-altitude tea plantations, it is one of the purest teas in the world, besides, no pesticides are used in its cultivation, so it can be safely applied to face and hair.

Lotion

The composition of black tea-based lotion differs depending on your skin type. Normal skin can be visibly refreshed with a 1:1 mixture of black tea and lemon juice. For sensitive skin, replace lemon juice with mineral water and a teaspoon of sugar. Tea infusion with no additives will have an excellent soothing effect on oily skin. You can most easily apply the lotion on your skin with a cotton pad, and rinse it off half an hour later.

Nourishing Facial Mask

Brew 20 grams of black Kenyan tea and let it infuse. Mix the tea with oat flakes, preliminary soaked in hot water, and a spoon of honey, apply the mixture evenly on your face, and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes. This mask nourishes and rejuvenates your skin very well. Visible effect can be achieved by applying it 1 - 2 times per week. For this mask, black Kenyan tea in teabags will do perfectly well.

Eye Fatigue Relief

Perhaps, one of the most popular uses of tea are eye compresses, that relieve black circles under your eyes, fine wrinkles, and even vascular network, provided they are used regularly. Brew one teabag of Kenyan tea, chill it down and place tea-soaked cotton pads on your eyes. Don’t keep them longer than 10 minutes, otherwise, traces may remain. It is not recommended to perform this treatment right before your bedtime, as the tea is energizing even though absorbed through your skin.

Hair Tint

Thanks to its high fermentation and intense color of the infusion, it is an ideal fit for hair tinting. To get your hair a chestnut shade, boil two tablespoons of black Kenyan tea in 400 ml of water for 15 minutes. Chill down and filter. Soak your hair with the infusion, cover your head by polyethylene film and keep it on for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the desired color intensity. Do not rinse. Attention: if you want to test, how the tea is going to change your hair color, dye one or two strands of hair first.  And, yes, this treatment fits better for brunettes.

Hair Recovery Mask

Damaged hair can be repaired with a tea-based mask. Brew two teaspoons of black tea, one teaspoon of chamomile leaves and one teaspoon of origanum with boiling water. Let it infuse for half an hour, then filter. Pour the infusion over a piece of rye bread. Add two teaspoons of olive oil to the resulting mass, stir, apply to your hair and head skin, such composition will nourish your hair. It is preferable to apply the mask on the days when you have a lot of free time, as it should be kept on for 1,5 to 2 hours.

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