I recently ran out of all my toners, so I wondered why not make a all-natural green tea mist? I used to use it and loved it a lot, but then somehow I forgot how easy and great this recipe is. In addition, I was able to recycle one of my beloved little glass bottles, which is great also from an environmental point of view.
WHY GREEN TEA?
You must have heard of the many health benefits of drinking green tea. The good news is that this wonderful plant can also work miracles on your skin on its own without any side effects. In addition to high levels of rejuvenating antioxidants, it also contains vitamins C, D, K and B2 . It reduces the inflammatory symptoms, the appearance of acne + soothes, tones, tightens the skin and has a refreshing, anti-bloating effect due to its caffeine content. Whats more, it even lighten dark circles.
The rosehip oil is in the recipe for extra hydration, and because it is well tolerated by all skin types. Also rich in vitamin C, has wound healing, regenerative and anti pigment properties too.
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT
1. Heat water in a pot as if you were making tea, but do not boil it. In fact, green tea loses its active ingredients if you pour boiling hot water on it.
2. Put in the green tea filter and let it soak for a few minutes. If you are using tea leaves, do not forget to filter it.
3. Then pour it into a mug and let your brew cool down completely. To speed up the process, you can put it in the fridge for a while.
4. Pour the finished tea into the spray bottle of your choice (I used a 60 ml one).
5. Add 5 drops of rosehip oil and shake well. (If you don’t like oils, you can skip this step.)
6. Spritz it on your face every morning and evening and enjoy the wonderful effects! Remember to shake it before each use, as oil and water will dissolve.
HOW TO STORE IT
Ideally, keep it in the fridge so you can use your toner smoothly for a week or two.
The article was published at Marie Claire Hungary’s website.