Oily skin can be such a drag. Just when you think you have it under control, you step outside and it shines like an oil slick. Or worse…it sprouts up blemishes on your way to meet that hot guy for coffee. But you don’t have to be a slave to your oily skin anymore. Not with this homemade green tea toner for oily skin.
Toning is a skincare step you should never skip, particularly if you have oily skin. It helps soothe the skin and keep pores from looking gigantic. Perhaps you’ve been skipping this step because store-bought toners can be pricey but you don’t need to worry about that. With this homemade green tea toner for oily skin, you’ll find a cost-effective solution that truly works, leaving your skin looking more glorious than you ever thought it could!
Why Use Green Tea on Your Skin?
Tea has been revered for thousands of years for having incredible benefits. In Chinese culture, tea is an important part of daily life and it’s used in many beauty products. Green tea in particular has some incredible benefits with hundreds of bioactive compounds known as catechins, a potent group of antioxidants. They’re outstanding for your body on the inside, and when applied topically, they’re like magic in healing your skin.
Most store-bought toners made for oily skin have irritating or drying ingredients like alcohol or menthol. Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean you need to strip it. That’s the worst thing you can do. This homemade green tea toner for oily skin will help you cleanse, tone, and clear your skin without drying it out.
What Else is in Green Tea?
Need more convincing that you should harness your favorite green tea’s powers for your facial care? Green tea contains even more than those fabulous face-glowing antioxidants. It contains flavonoids which serve as a natural sunscreen and soother. Polyphenols are another big booster for your skin which encourage skin cell regrowth and regeneration to give you back the face of your youth. Skin circulation improves and skin cells become hydrated and plumped. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the vitamin C, a known natural collagen production booster.
Make Homemade Green Tea Toner for Oily Skin
So when you’re sipping your green tea for all the internal benefits green tea gives you, take a moment to share it with your face by making this amazing green tea toner for oily skin. You’ll want to pick up a clean spray bottle from the dollar store so you can store your green tea toner for oily skin in it and spray it on when it’s time to tone.
Another thing to note is that you can buy green tea in the individual use bags, but if you buy the purest stuff in loose-leaf form, you can reap the best benefits of all.
Here’s how to make it! You’ll need:
Either 1 individual tea bag of green tea or 2 tsp loose green tea
1 cup of distilled or filtered water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda
Directions for Preparing Homemade Green Tea Toner for Oily Skin
1. Heat your water in a small pot until it almost reaches a boil.
2. Remove the pot from the heat and add in your tea.
3. Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
4. After 10 minutes, remove the tea or tea bag and let the tea cool completely.
5. Once cooled, add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
6. Mix well and pour it into your new spray bottle. Keep it in the refrigerator.
Tips on Using Your Green Tea Toner for Oily Skin
See how easy that was? You can make yourself a cup of tea AND make your own green tea toner for oily skin at the same time. However, we do have some quick tips for you to make the most of your homemade creation.
– Store it properly
Keep it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. It also feels cool and refreshing when you spray it on. If you don’t have a clean spray bottle to use, you can also keep it in a glass jar.
– Apply it properly
To use your green tea toner, mist it onto your face after washing but before moisturizing. If you’re using it from a jar, soak a cotton ball in it and dab it onto your face. Let it dry completely before applying a moisturizer.
By using this green tea toner for oily skin, you’ll soon see improvements in the way your skin looks. Your pores will shrink up and your skin will clear up, allowing you to look fresh-faced and fabulous!