Let me start by saying I am a firm believer that you shouldn't put anything on your body that you wont put in it.The skin absorbs EVERYTHING.All of these recipes are made from things you can eat and are more than likely in your kitchen cupboards.Just think,within minutes you could be treating your skin to a gourmet facial!
Green tea has such beneficial qualities that its a shame to only drink it.It not only works as a detox for your body it can detox your face as well.And if you happen to have any left over in your mug theres no longer need to waste it by pouring it down the drain! Green tea is chock full of antioxidants and many crucial elements that we need, if you sweeten up your tea with sugar or honey all the better.(But more on that later)Green tea is cheap and readily available.If you use a bag to cleanse your face you wont miss it out of the box.It can also be used as a daily toner and as a soother for sunburn.There are many simple recipes that are easy to alter to suit your needs.I have a few basic ones that you can have fun with.
*Please take care to avoid the eye area with all of these recipes.
Basic tea cleaner
- 1-2 bags of green tea
- 1/3-3/4 cup boiling water
If your looking for a exfoliant try this out.
Green tea Sugar exfoliant
- 1-2 tbsp of the basic tea cleaner
- 3 tbsp sugar of your choice ( white, brown or a mix)
Next if you chose to you can apply the green tea as a toner.This will further help detox the skin and sooth it.Simply take some of the left over basic tea cleanser and apply it to your skin and let dry.
There are countless things you can add to the basic cleaner tomake this fit your skins needs
Here are a few to start you off:
Honey: Helps sooth sensitive skin and moisturizes.
Lemon: Works as a deep cleaner and is good for oily skin.
Yogurt: Is for sensitive skin and soothes problem skin.
Olive oil: Works great as a deep moisturizer for dry skin.
Green Tea Mask:
- 1/4 cup of the basic tea cleaner
Rice or Oatmeal flour:Easy enough to make if you have a food processor.Soother, moisturizes and makes skin super smooth.
Powdered milk:Will moisturize your skin and make it smoother than you have felt in years.
*Herbs: Since there are too many to cover and some people should avoid certain ones due to health issues or pregnancy I wont list any.Do your research.
So give these a try.They are cheap and you have nothing to lose.All of these recipes are safe to use on children (research thoroughly the herbs if you chose to use).So why not pamper yourself and have a fun spa day right there in your kitchen?