I’m a huge tea drinker. I have memories of drinking milky, super-sweet tea out of a sippy cup as a toddler, so I guess this started really young.
My favourite tea is good ol’ Ceylon, which I call “normal tea,” but I am open to different varieties. I use tea to remedy things: milky Ceylon when I’m feeling down (gee, I wonder where that came from), green tea when I have a migraine, and chamomile tea when I’m anxious or can’t sleep.
Chamomile tea, while not particularly tasty, IMHO, is a really useful derivative of the chamomile flower. You can drink it if you have stomach ache, dental issues, insomnia and anxiety. It is my go-to drink for these purposes (and also because I don’t like to have caffeine too close to bedtime, just in case).
Not only is it good for your insides, it also has numerous beauty benefits, too.
Lighten Your Hair
Chamomile is often used to lighten hair. All you need to do is steep a couple of tea bags in boiling water. Once the water has cooled, you can either put it in a spray bottle and spray and comb it through your hair or just dump it over your head like impatient little old me.
Use this when washing your hair as the final rinse. A lot of people claim that it can lighten your hair by two shades, but, in my experience, this will take many rinses. It does make your hair feel really soft, though, so it’s worth a try. (Your hair generally needs to be blonde already for this to work.)
Treat Your Achy Sunburn
Cooled-down chamomile tea is really great on sunburns. It has anti-inflammatory and emollient properties that soothe red, angry skin.
You can make a chamomile compress with cooled tea bags, or even pop some of them into your bath with you.
Diminish Your Under-Eye Bags
You can put cooled-down chamomile tea bags over your eyes for puffiness and dark circles, also thanks to the tea’s anti-inflammatory goodness. Just make sure the teabags are completely cooled down to prevent any injury.
Manage A Number Of Skin Problems
Chamomile tea has been shown to be more effective than topical hydrocortisone in relieving the discomfort caused by like eczema, acne, psoriasis and diaper rash. Apply cooled chamomile tea bags onto the affected area, or put a few of the bags into your bath in order to soothe and relieve the skin.
Stop Signs of Aging
Chamomile tea is a rich source of antioxidants. Not only have antioxidants been shown to ease inflammation and help prevent chronic diseases, they also speed up cell division and cell replacement processes to slow the effects of aging, such as wrinkles caused by loss of elasticity. Your skin will also be protected from free-radical damage.
Are you a tea person? Do you like chamomile tea? I just prefer my tea to be less fruity. And also I probably prefer coffee.