As the Spring days get warmer and our skin restores from whipping winds and indoor heating, this is the ideal ‘pick me up’ to refresh and rejuvenate. Create your own Green Tea and Rose Face Mist made from skin-loving ingredients to pick you up and cool down you down on the go.
Green tea is a great anti-inflammatory and soother and is full of antioxidants to give you ‘the glow’. If you suffer from breakouts due to increased sweat production in the warmer months, green tea also has antibacterial properties to help calm irritated skin. It can also be used to soothe and rejuvenate sun burnt skin.
There are numerous benefits of Rosehip oil, but in short it’s a great moisturiser as it’s full of omega fatty acids to keep skin supple and repair damage and also protects against free radical damage.
As an alternative, feel free to grab a lemon and zest some skin into the recipe. As well as being ‘uplifting’ and antibacterial it’s ideal for oily skin and acne or if you suffer from scars and age spots. As lemon juice is a natural exfoliant you may like to add some too. The citric fruit acid acts as a gentle “skin peel” that removes the top layer of dead skin cells, results in a smooth complexion. I like to use a few drops of lemon oil on my skin at night before moisturising.
1. Brew a fresh pot of [preferably organic, loose leaf] green tea
2. Pour into a small cup and add 3-4 drops of organic Rosehip oil
[OPTIONAL: you can grate some fresh lemon into the mix]
3. Stir well
4. Place the mixture in the fridge to cool and transfer into a small spray bottle [doesn’t have to be fancy, a plastic one from the discount store will do!]
5. Voila! Close your eyes and spray you face 1-3 times as many times as you like during the day
Relax and Enjoy
Refrigerate up to a week to keep the spray fresh.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- You can keep the spray in your handbag and use it at room temperature, but I personally love that cooling effect of keeping it in the fridge
- If you like, you can add vitamin E oil as well.