With beauty stores closed amidst the lockdown, cosmetics have become hard to find in a hurry. Beauty and grooming shops and services are officially the sectors britons miss most during lockdown, and with supplies running low, brits are going to have to get inventive with how they can maintain their beauty routines. As brits send out their skincare SOS calls, there’s one easy DIY beauty hack that utilises what every British household has in droves; teabags.

As a nation of tea lovers, Brits drink 165 million cups of tea every day and therefore have a rich supply of these new skincare essentials. If you want to ratchet it up a notch, try using CBD teabags such as these.

Here are some of the best ways you can use teabags in your DIY beauty regime:

1. De-Puff Tired Eyes

Soak tea bags in warm water and place the bags on your eyes for a few minutes. The tannins in the tea can help reduce puffiness. Even better, use chilled tea bags. The cold will help alleviate swelling, too. Try adding a few drops of CBD onto the teabag as well to help alleviate any skin stresses or swelling.

2. Soothe Sunburn and Blemishes

With a scorching Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner, this next trick may be absolutely perfect for those spending more time in the garden. Brew a few bags of tea in a pot. Once the water cools, dip a towel into the tea, and place it on your sunburn for up to 30 minutes, and this will help to soothe your skin. CBD can also help with this, so add two drops into the pot to get a more effective treatment.

3. Make a DIY Toner

Just because we’re in lockdown doesn’t mean you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to glow-up. You may find yourself on a Zoom date or having a girls night in. Either way, the properties of tea decreases the amounts of grease on our faces. Quickly wipe a tea bag over your trouble zones and then blot with a clean towel.

You can take these life hacks to another level by using CBD tea in place of your run-of-the-mill English brekkie brew. Simon Manthorpe, CEO of Hatters Hemp Tea, told us: “CBD is rich in Omega 3 and 6 which are vital for skins health, they boost the elasticity of the cells and increase moisture retention as well as rich in anti-oxidants which help fight against free radicals which can cause premature ageing and damage to the skin. Alongside the anecdotal evidence, CBD has shown to help with calming and soothing an area of inflamed and irritated skin, and helps reduce oil secretions for an oily/acne prone skin. Anyone who has used teabags for skincare will find that CBD-infused tea may take this life hack to a whole new level.”

About Hatter’s Hemp Tea: Hatter’s launch of all four hemp-infused flavours comes after a hugely successful soft launch period of their vegan friendly tea, which became the fastest-selling tea ever in Holland & Barrett following their sale of over 25,000 boxes since the beginning of March. Every flavour of Hatter’s Hemp Tea is now available in-store and online.

Find more lockdown skincare tips from About Time here.