Wake Up Skin and Hair with Refreshing Tea

Tea, a natural and powerful antioxidant, can be used as a key ingredient in skin- and hair-care products. Try out these seven recipes to awaken your senses.


| October/November 2008


The tea plant (Camellia sinensis) has been used for more than 4,000 years to treat body, mind and spirit. According to legend, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was boiling water when a windstorm blew leaves from a nearby shrub into his pot. The aroma so captivated him he decided to taste the mixture, possibly the first cup of brewed tea.

Tea has been valued by societies throughout history, around the world. In colonial America, tea became so synonymous with quality of life that colonists used it to make political statements, such as the Boston Tea Party in 1773. 

Although “tea” technically refers to the tea shrub, C. sinensis, today the term also is used to describe a variety of aromatic plants brewed into health tonics and refreshing drinks.

Because tea is a powerful antioxidant, it also has become a key ingredient in natural skin- and hair-care products. Japanese research has shown tea to be effective against free radicals, which cause our bodies to age. Tea also offers beauty benefits: You can use it to cleanse skin, soothe sunburn, highlight hair, relax muscles and calm puffy eyes. Here are some of my favorite ways to apply tea’s rejuvenating powers to skin and hair.  

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