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DIY Green Tea Toner

Green tea contains a number of healthy benefits for skin. It can provide a measure of sun protection, help reduce inflammation and increase the skin’s elasticity. Green tea toner can cleanse and reduce the appearance of pores and give your skin a youthful glow. Making green tea toner at home is an inexpensive way to enhance your skin care routine.

And while there are a number of options on the market, you can also make your own at home. This is a great way to save money and keep a closer eye on the ingredients you apply to your skin.


Benefits of Green Tea for the Skin

No More Puffy Eyes: Once you steep your tea, remove the teabag and chill in the fridge. After it has chilled for five minutes, remove the teabag. Lay down and apply it to your under eye area. This will sooth any puffiness and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Shrink Large Pores and Minimize Fine Lines: Take a cup of green tea and pour it into an ice cube tray. The next time you look tired or stressed, pop a green tea cube out and run under your eyes and around your face. This will reduce the size of large pores, firm skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and crows feet.

This DIY green tea toner feels great on the skin, without drying it out like some facial toners do.  It is a simple recipe and very cheap to create. It’s made from three simple ingredients – lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and green tea.

Each night when I wash my face I pour a little bit onto a cotton pad and wipe it over the clean skin. Then I wait a couple of minutes to let it dry and penetrate before adding my moisturizer and massaging it into the skin.

Does green tea toner help clear skin?

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is great for acne. It cleanses and tones skin, fighting bacteria that can cause acne. It also shrinks the size of pores and keeps skin at an optimal pH balance, helping dry and oily skin types. The acid in lemon juice can irritate some, so it’s always good to dilute with other things. But the same acid is what gives it the gentle exfoliating effect on the skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar does wonders at balancing the skin’s pH, and this helps prevent and reduce acne as well as help achieve a more even complexion. It also helps to gently exfoliate the skin.

Green Tea: This tea is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that firms skin and de-puffs. High in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, green tea protects the skin from free radicals. It also helps fine lines and wrinkles look smaller. It also soothes mild acne and evens the complexion.
This DIY green tea toner feels great on the skin, without drying it out like some facial toners do.  It is a simple recipe and very cheap to create.


Ingredients:

1  teacup of water
1 packets of green tea
1/4 lemon juice
1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar

 Instructions:

Boil the water.
Add in the green tea bag.
Once it is done steeping, remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a container. I use a little mason jar to keep it in.
Once you have mixed your tea, pour 1/4 tsp of lemon juice into the tea and mix well.
Next, add 1/4 tsp of apple cider vinegar and close your container. Give a good shake or two and voila! You have a perfect, and easy acne toner.
Give it a try!

Let me know how you experience it!

Take care, beautiful soul!

photos by Jia Ye and Evie S. on Unsplash

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