You’ve heard that green tea is good for you, that it’s loaded with antioxidants, and helps to combat both age and disease, and there is a mounting pile of scientific evidence supporting these claims. We now know that green tea is an all around powerhouse when it comes to improving health and combating the effects of aging, and that we should be drinking a few glasses daily. However, while these benefits are well known, what is less commonly known is the amazing effects green tea can have when applied externally to the skin. Recent studies have shown that topical use of green tea is highly effective at protecting skin from sun damage by breaking down free radicals, and reducing inflammation in the skin caused by sun exposure. When applied before sunblock, green tea works synergistically to increase the effects of sun protection and prevent free-radical damage, thereby slowing the signs of aging. This toner is best for combination and oily skin, as the tannins in green tea dissolve extra sebum, helping to control oiliness.
What you need: 1 green tea bag
How to use it: Prepare yourself a cup of tea, take the bag out and let it cool to room temperature. Once the bag is cool, pat or rub it over your face and allow to dry, but do not rinse. Follow with your daily moisturizer and/or sunscreen. (If daily use dries your skin out, reduce usage to 3-4 times per week.)