Monday, July 23, 2012

DIY: Green Tea ice cube toner

A really easy inexpensive do it yourself green tea ice cube toner/mask.  Green tea isn't only great to drink but also great to use topically.  It's full of antioxidants which help fight against free radicals.  Free radicals form from exposure to such things as UV rays & pollution.  Also green tea helps fight against acne because it has antibacterial & anti-inflammatory agents.

The ice cube will help give you a wake up boost in the morning or on a hot day.  Even help with puffy eyes, tightening skin & making your skin appear smoother.

Items needed:
-Purified/filtered water
-Green tea loose leave or bagged
-Pyrex glass
-Ice cube tray

Heat up the water.  Brew your tea for a few minutes until the waters a dark green.  If you're using bagged tea tear open the bag placing the leaves in the water.  Fill your ice cube tray with the tea. Strain out excess water making it easier to scoop the leaves out.  Take your spoon evenly distributing the leaves through out the tray.  Now place it in the freezer.  Once frozen it's ready to use.

Taking a ice cube out, leaving it to thaw on the side while cleansing your face.  Then rub the cube green leaf side down.  It'll leave the leaves on your face once the ice melts.  You can either wash it off or leave it on as a mask (about 10 min).  If you want an alternative to the ice cube method (either you don't have time or don't want to use something too cold).  Brew your tea & pour it into a spray bottle with out the tea leaves.  Place it in the fridge to keep it cold.  Give your face a few sprays after cleansing your skin or use this to refresh your face in the middle of the day.


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