Green tea is good for you. This may not be news for some of you who already drink it to help with weight loss, but did you also know that green tea is good for your skin and can even help reduce the signs of aging?
Green tea is full of antioxidants, which neutralize the free radicals that help cause UV damage on your skin. It also is anti-inflammatory, which can help to reduce the redness in your skin.
The great thing about green tea is that it’s pretty cheap to buy in its pure form, so don’t waste money buying a $40 or $50 cream at department stores. Instead, make your own at home with just a few simple ingredients. What could be easier?
The blog Say Not Sweet Anne has shared their recipe for a DIY green tea face cream that is becoming super popular and we are huge fans.
Here's what you'll need:
- .25 oz of 100% bees wax. (Grate the wax, or buy it in pellets).
- 1 oz almond oil
- 1 oz coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp Rose Hip Seed Oil
- 1 packet organic green tea
Step #1: Combine wax and oils in a double boiler or chocolate melter and allow the ingredients to melt together.
Step #2: Open the tea bag and dump the contents into the mixture. Allow to seep together for 15 minutes.
Step #3: Dump oil mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a deep cup or bowl.
Step #4: Blend the mixture with your hand mixer until the lotion is room temperature and has a creamy texture.
Step #5: Store green tea face cream lotion in a cool and dark place. Your green tea face cream should have a long shelf life if you do!
Your skin will thank you for using this antioxidant-packed, all-natural lotion!
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