Over the last few years, there has been a growing trend in consumption of black tea globally. A cup of hot black tea gives us energy when we start our day with it. It has grown up to be a custom in most of the countries of the world to drink a cup of hot tea at the beginning of the day. Not only that, we drink tea (both hot and cold) at any time of the day to boost up our energy when we feel tired. But, you may wonder to know that this black tea not only rejuvenates your body, a few drops of it may help you to rejuvenate your skin. You may add a few drops of this black tea in your daily skin care routine as it has various beauty benefits for your skin. Black tea contains vitamin B2, C and E, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc, etc. Some essential oils, polyphenols and tannins are also present in black tea. It soothes sunburn, removes tan, tones your skin, serves to protect your skin from sagging, and many more things. This black tea not only is an effective beauty agent. It is easily available and not so expensive product. Naturally it does not create any extra pressure on your pocket. This article will give you a few tips to use black tea for your skin in various ways.
How To Make Black Tea:
Boil a cup of water and soak 1 teaspoon any good quality black tea leaf. Keep the lid on for 5-6 minutes and then strain the liquor. Keep the liquor in the refrigerator to make it cool. Always keep some cool black tea ready in the refrigerator for your daily skin care.
Amazing Natural Beauty Secrets Of Black Tea For Your Skin:
1. Black Tea Can be Used As Cleanser:
Mix black tea and rosewater in equal ratio and keep the bottle in the refrigerator. Cleanse your skin twice or thrice daily with it. Take a cotton pad, soak it in the liquor and rub it gently on your skin. It serves to remove loose dirt and grease from your skin instantly. You can apply it on any type of skin and in every season.
2. Black Tea Is A Good Toner:
Grate one cucumber and strain the juice only. Mix 2-3 tablespoons cucumber juice in ½ cup of black tea. Mix well and preserve it in the refrigerator. You can use this mixture as toner. After washing your face with soap or face wash do not for get to massage a few drops of this toner on your skin. Your soaps or face wash may be very mild, but they contain at least some chemicals which damages the natural pH balance of the skin. massaging a few drops of this black tea toner, helps to maintain ph balance of the skin, tighten the pores of the skin, freshen up and give your face a natural, radiant glow. This simple toner is really excellent and beneficial for your skin from daily use.
3. To Get Rid of Body Odor:
Some people suffer from body odor problem and this problem enhances in summer. To get rid of this problem take one cup of black tea and mix it in a mug of warm water. After taking bath, give your body a final wash with this water. Give a special attention on armpits and areas in between thighs because odor creating germs grow very fast in these areas. Black tea has antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties which effectively kill the odor creating germs. Use this method twice daily to get rid of body odor very soon.
4. To Control Oily Skin:
Black tea liquor is excellent to control over secretion of oil glands. Excessively oily skin on the face is really embarrassing as it shines abnormally. Moreover, this gives birth of white heads and black heads. Black tea helps a lot in this matter. Take 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth, 2-3 drops of lemon juice and 2-3 tablespoons of black tea. Mix well to a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your skin with the help of a brush. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rub it gently in a roundabout way. Then rinse it with water. Use this face pack every alternate day to get rid of oily skin.
5. To Hydrate Dry Skin:
People with excessively dry skin may use this black tea to do away with their problem. Dry skin has no glow of their own and they are so dull. Black tea brings a natural glow on their skin, hydrates it and removes dullness. To get the best result mix it with an egg. Break one egg and take the yellow yolk portion only. Add yolk and 2 tablespoons black tea in a blender. Blend it well and apply it on your face. Leave it to get dry. Then wash your skin with normal water. You will get the benefit.
6. Black Tea Moisturizes Your Skin:
Black tea works as a great moisturizer when you mix it with honey and glycerin. In a bottle add ½ cup of black tea, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon glycerin. To add a fragrance you may add a few drops of lavender or sandalwood essential oil or any other essential oil of your choice. Shake the bottle well after keeping the lid on to mix everything properly. Massage this moisturizer daily on your skin. It makes your skin soft and smooth from daily use.
7. To Control Acne and Scar Marks:
Black tea works well to solve acne and pimple problem effectively as it has oil controlling, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. To enhance its power mix some fresh mint leave paste with t. in a container add 1 teaspoon mint paste, 2 tablespoons chickpea powder and the needed amount of black tea to make a paste. Apply thick layer of this paste on your skin. Leave it to get dry. Then remove it with the help of fresh water. Use this pack every alternate day to get rid of acne and scar marks.
8. To Enhance Glow Of The Skin:
To enhance the glow of the skin black tea also has not alternate. Mix black tea, carrot paste, green coconut water and some fuller’s earth in a container. Massage this pack all over your body at least once a week. This pack helps a lot to enhance the natural glow of the skin and within a few days get a glowing and flawless skin.
Follow these measures. Along with try to drink at least plain liquor (without milk or sugar) of black tea daily. Black tea is a major source of zinc too. Zinc is needed in order to keep your skin healthy internally.