It's time to replace some of my face products and I'm kind of sick of paying big money for my favorite brands. But my skin is not happy with change -- not even when I give it time to adjust. The massive pimples on my jawline and forehead are proof. Cafe Kristen decoded the reason for the jawline zit...it's hormonal. I need help.
But instead of dishing out cash on product, we can make it right at home. Green tea is great as a toner. Plus you can add in mint and/or lemons for more treatment.
Green tea has vitamins C and E, and it's an anti-irritant. My husband loves green tea. I think he drinks like five cups a day. He doesn't get any zits! Grrr! Anyway, I have a lot of it in the house and CafeMom telecine posted a great green tea toner recipe in her Journal. She's feeling the same way I do -- pricey skin care doesn't fit in the family budget. She uses a green tea with mint in it and says it gently tightens her pores without her skin feeling stiff or overly taut. She makes a brew and keeps it in a bottle in the fridge.
Here's what you can do:
- Brew a cup of green tea. Organic may be best for sensitive skin.
- You can add some fresh mint if you have pimples -- it's a natural antiseptic.
- Add a squirt of lemon to help remove dead skin.
- Keep in fridge and spritz on from spray bottle or use cotton ball to tone face after washing.
Have you ever used green tea as a toner? Share your result.