Here’s another do it yourself beauty product that is going to really help you out this coming summer (if it ever gets its ass here!). We all know the benefits of drinking green tea and how if consumed daily you can see the results coming through in your skin. Green tea is filled with antioxidants, its ingredients are natural and have antiseptic properties too which all make for a GREAT skin treatment. Green tea also contains caffeine which is often used in cosmetics as an anti-inflammatory, since it can aid in puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
What you’ll need:
A spritzer bottle
Box of green tea/couple of teabags
What you’ll need to do:
Boil the kettle and pour about 250ml into a bowl. I used 250ml because that’s the amount my bottle can hold, so feel free to use whatever amount you want, just add or subtract the green tea accordingly. I then take 2 tea bags and allow them to soak in the water for an hour. I like to boil the water because it helps to kill bacteria (which you don’t want to spray on your face) and draws out the all the goodness in the teabags better (which is what you do want on your face). After an hour it should be cool enough to decant into a bottle. Store in a fridge and pop some ice cubes in to keep it cold for a trip to the beach.
This face mist is awesome because it’s relatively cheap, easy to make and convenient for the beach, festivals and any other outdoor activity that requires some cooling down or freshening up. This one is particularly great for the beach because you won’t be wearing much make-up there anyway and so the mist won’t wipe off what you (don’t) have on.
Cool fact from Jodi: If you mix a little bit of honey in, like 1 teaspoon, it will act as a natural preservative that will help the face mist to keep for longer. I always remember this fact because of how the Egyptians would mummify the dead with honey. But also if you look in your cupboards you will find honey from half a decade ago that can still be enjoyed :). Mmmmm dead people and honey.
Let me know if you guys try this one out! It’s a goodie :)