Hi everyone,

I love finding new ways to use everyday household items (remember all the nifty things you can do with nail polish??).  Today, I’m going to share 3 surprising beauty tricks you can do with a tea bag.  That’s right – your favorite aromatic sip can easily be used to aid your beauty routine! Here’s how:

1.) Tea Steam:  Bring the luxury of a spa to your home by making a DIY facial tea steam. Simply boil a few cups of water and pour into a large bowl, then add a tea bag or two (I recommend green tea for its antioxidant properties and soothing scent).  Place a towel and place it over your face, then bend over the bowl for five to ten minutes – this will open your pores naturally and tone and hydrate your skin.  Say it with me now: Ahhhhh…

2.) Eye de-puffer:  Brew two bags of tea, then wring them out slightly and allow them to cool for a few seconds.  Lie back on a flat surface and carefully apply one teabag to each eye, pressing slightly.  Leave the tea bags on for 15-20 minutes – you should notice brighter eyes immediately afterwards! The tannic acid in tea helps de-puff and shrink any puffiness or inflammation in the eye area.

3.) Fix a broken nail: Broken nail? A tea bag will solve that! Simply cut a small piece of your tea bag and press it onto your broken nail, adhering it with nail glue (some say superglue works too, but be careful not to glue your fingers together!).  File off all the edges until the edges are completely smooth, then seal it off with a nourishing top coat.  Good as new!

Want to know what to do with all that tea once you’re done with your tea bag? Try using it to soothe razor burn and sunburn, or give yourself a green tea ice facial!

Have you tried these beauty tricks or any other interesting ways to incorporate tea in your beauty routine? Tell me in the comments!

<3 Mish

Beauty, skincare

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