You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy tea… and that’s kind of the same thing! If you are a self-confessed tea addict, then this article may just increase your love for the beverage ten fold.

Up until now, chamomile tea was your answer to stress and uneasiness. But, we’ve discovered that there is more to chamomile tea than just health. In fact, using chamomile tea in your DIY beauty recipes can do wonders for your skin too. Whether you’re looking for ways to soothe irritated skin or reduce under-eye puffiness, chamomile tea is the herbal remedy you need to add to your skincare routine RN.

Here are 3 beauty recipes infused with chamomile tea that you should try your hand at.

Face mask: Chamomile tea + Honey + Aloe vera
 

Face mask: Chamomile tea + Honey + Aloe vera

Fine lines and wrinkles in your early 30s have become a common skincare concern. Naturally, your skin could do with the extra pampering, especially with natural ingredients that help slow down the ageing process. The polyphenols and phytochemicals present in chamomile tea, boost cell regeneration and fight free radical damage caused by exposure to the skin. This in turn prevents premature ageing and calms stressed skin.

Recipe: Mix together chamomile tea, honey and aloe vera and apply the mask onto your face and neck evenly. The enzymes present in honey help condition and soften the skin from deep within, aloe vera moisturises the skin and provides extra hydration, hastening the healing process, and chamomile tea helps cool down the skin.

Puffy eyes remedy: Black tea + Chamomile tea
 

Puffy eyes remedy: Black tea + Chamomile tea

Factors such as stress, fatigue, lack of sleep and dehydration can cause puffiness under your eyes. Swelling around your eyes and dark circles together can bring your skin game down drastically. But fret not; chamomile to the  rescue! The antioxidants in chamomile tea can considerably lighten the under-eye area as well as reduce puffiness.

Recipe: Brew black tea and chamomile tea, mix them together and freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, wrap an ice cube in a soft washcloth and dab it around your eyes for five to 10 minutes in an outward rolling motion. Black tea being high in caffeine helps constrict blood vessels, whereas chamomile calms irritated skin.

Scrub: Oatmeal + Honey + Chamomile tea
 

Scrub: Oatmeal + Honey + Chamomile tea

Exfoliation plays an important role in your regular skincare routine. Scrubbing your skin at least thrice a week sloughs off dead skin cells and reveals a healthy glow. Including chamomile tea in your DIY scrub recipe can help calm down irritated skin and make your skin look fresh and even-toned.

Recipe: Mix together oatmeal, honey and freshly-brewed chamomile tea. Apply this paste onto your skin and massage it in using small circular motions with your fingers to remove dead skin cells and grime from your face. The antioxidants in oatmeal help undo damage done to your skin by heat, pollution and chemicals. Honey, on the other hand, has anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties that fight acne and keep pores free of oil and dirt.