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Beauty Tea 101: Unlock the Secrets of (Used) Tea for Healthy, Glowing Skin!

Beauty Tea 101: Unlock the Secrets of (Used) Tea for Healthy, Glowing Skin!

If you think drinking tea from the Camella Sinensis plant is the only way a cuppa can help you achieve healthy, glowing skin, then you need to think again.

It’s true. Green tea, black tea, and oolong are filled to the brim with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties bound to boost skin health. But beyond a cuppa, applying tea topically can elevate your skin appearance — and fast.

But that’s not even the best part. No, sir. 

Move over your traditional skincare routine. In the race to achieve apex skin radiance, your most important ally could be a used tea sachet. Read on to find out how. 

Women take the used tea sachets

Rule #1: Never Throw Away Those Used Tea Sachets

If you haven’t been drinking tea lately, you could be missing half of your life. No kidding. 

Not only are true teas (i.e., green tea, black tea, oolong) teeming with polyphenols that help ward off life-threatening diseases (heart disease including) but said active compounds also help you achieve healthy glowing skin from the inside out

Nevertheless, that should not mean you should throw away tea bags after a drink. 

First up, as there’s plenty of organic matter inside used tea bags, you shouldn’t send it to the bin after brewing a steaming cuppa. Indeed, they’re chock full of upcycling potential

Here’s a shortened list of the amazing things leftover tea sachets can do: 

  • Deodorize stinky rugs and carpets 
  • Fertilize the plants
  • Marinate meats 
  • Patch up the lawn

Yet, it gets even better. Those leftover tea bags can be your secret recipe for healthy, glowing skin. No kidding!




5 Ways to Instant Radiant Skin Using Tea


Well, perhaps, it’s high time you put aside those luminizers, highlighters, and strobe creams to come up with luminous skin. Not only does drinking green tea and all true teas help in skin cell rejuvenation, but putting them directly on also does wonders for your skin. 


If the last part confounds you, here’s how to get it done.



1. A gentle skin exfoliator


Of all the things that can cause you to lose that skin radiance on your face, dry skin build-up must be one of the biggest factors — if not the biggest. It’s why exfoliation is a trusted solution to break up pigmented cells on your skin and stop dry skin build-up dead in its tracks. 


Not exfoliating your skin can mean tons of acne; worse, it can speed up visible aging. The overall result is skin clogged with dirt and dead skin cells far from your desired vibrant skin.


The good news is you need not buy those fancy exfoliating creams that may cost you a fortune. A bag of used tea could be all you need. 




Take one used tea sachet and open it up. Before you put them to use, let the tea leaves inside dry. Once dried, you can choose to mix them with some water or honey (depending on your preference). And voila, you have one homemade exfoliating scrub ready for use. 


The advantage? This tea leaves exfoliant is gentler on the skin compared to run-of-the-mill scrubs you can buy in-store or online. 


Plus, you’re removing pathogens that could harm the skin as tea is antimicrobial

And that means goodbye acne, as acne is caused by bacteria, specifically, Cutibactrium acnes


have the tea leaves inside dry, honey and homemade exfoliating scrub 


2. A powerful face mask


If there is a beauty routine that’s most iconic when you’re at home, in a spa or a beauty parlor, a face mask has to be top of that list. And why not? 


While face masks turn you into some sort of a white zombie (for a time), they’re useful in hydrating and moisturizing the skin. As they remove excess oils, they iron out the appearance of pores, giving you that more “glowy” radiant look. 


What’s more, there’s no need to look far. You can make the most of used green tea sachets to get things going. 




Grab a used tea sachet and blend those leaves with bits of water to come up with a paste. Once done, you can make a choice of what ingredients to add depending on your skin type. The usual choices are honey, lemon or yogurt. 


Yogurt is a gentle exfoliator as it has lactic acid. Honey is a natural humectant, good for moisturizing your face. Also, fresh lemon does a good job of exfoliating the skin.


Once all mixed in, apply your homemade tea face mask to your skin. Leave for 15 minutes. Then, wash off using warm water. Notice how your skin will glow afterward.


Women enjoy a face mask 


3. An effective eye de-puffer


No doubt, under-eye puffiness, for whatever reason, is one surefire way to make you look old. You can try cold compresses to resolve the issue quickly. But some who find those bags too much to carry resort to blepharoplasty or lower eyelid lift medical operation. 


The truth is those leftover tea bags can be just the answer you need. 




Put your used tea sachets in the freezer. After some time, apply those chilled tea leaves to your under-eyes for a timely magical rejuvenation.  


Use leftover tea bags to make an eye mask



4. An instant face mist/toner


Nothing gives your face moisture faster than a moisturizing mist. Plus, a toner is an excellent tool to cleanse your skin using a cotton bud. 


And this is where tea fits the picture perfectly. 




First up, you need to steep those tea leaves. You can use a new tea bag to have a more powerful liquid filled with vitamins and minerals for your skin. Once cooled, store the steeped tea in a spray bottle. 


And voila! Your instant tea face mist/toner is ready to use.


An instant face mist/toner



5. A luxurious bath tub


Nothing treats the skin of the whole body faster than a bath tub. Incorporate tea and you give yourself a luxurious treat.



A bath tub is like a big cuppa. Just throw in a tea sachet or two into the pool of water and let it steep. After some time, jump in to enjoy a unique bath, not to mention a most reinvigorating one for a healthy, glowing skin.


Women enjoy a luxurious bathtub

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