One of my skin care staples is the Dead Sea mask. It works like a charm for my skin. Since I started using it, my skin stopped breaking out randomly, got smoother and glowed like a diva. One thing I realized was that if I also used a green tea toner as a part of my daily skin care routine, the results can be amazing! The best part is that the green tea toner is so easy to make at home and it will save you a bundle!
How To Make Your Own Green Tea Toner
Simply brew 10-12 ounces of green tea (any brand is fine- organic is better) for about 15 minutes.
Remove your tea bag and combine your green tea with about 35 drops of Lavender essential oil together into a small glass spray bottle. Shake well to mix and you’re finished! If you have allergies to Lavender oil, you can substitute tea tree oil, which is also great for your skin.
Now that you have a bottle of toner on hand, here are seven great ways to put it to use and start seeing better skin!
Reduce Puffiness Around Eyes
You know how your eyes start puffing up and looking glassy and tired when you haven’t been getting enough sleep? Even when you do fix your sleeping habits your eyes take their sweet time getting rid of the bags.
Speed up the process by adding a few drops of the green tea toner to a cotton pad and rubbing it around your eyes. The antioxidants in the green tea will make your skin go back to normal and have you looking fresh and rested.
The antioxidants in green tea are best known for their Anti-Aging effect. They will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your face and make you look so much younger.
Reduce Acne Scars
Green tea also has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect. This is what makes it a great tool in reducing mild acne marks on your face by reducing inflammation, causing the skin to heal and become smoother.
Mattify Your Face
The main concept of most toners is to mattify your skin, and thankfully the green tea toner helps with this too.
To enhance the mattifying effect, just add a couple of drops of lemon juice to your toner. The astringent qualities of the lemon juice will help give your skin a soft glow.
Clear Out Your Pores
Give your pores a deep clean 1-2 times each week by soaking a clean washcloth in hot water and resting it on your face for a few moments (do not burn your skin) to open up your pores before applying your green tea toner.
This will help the toner get deeper into your pores in order to clear out the dirt and grime that accumulates over time. Clean pores reduce incidents of acne breakouts and make the skin look much brighter.
Treating Redness and Sunburns
Green tea has a wonderful soothing effect. It increases the blood circulation to your face which reduces visible redness and irritation (like rash or sunburn). Using your green tea toner on inflamed skin is a great way to speed up the healing process. *Be sure to test the toner out on a small patch of irritated skin to ensure no further irritation is caused before applying it to the whole face. Learn more ways to treat sunburn naturally.
Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and travelling is eternal. She recently published a little guide on choosing the right moisturizer for skin.