As you know, I’ve been dealing with some skin issues for a little while now and it’s been quite the struggle because of the sensitivity of it as well! I’ve always been interested in more natural products and already have been using diluted tea tree oil for some time, but it didn’t seem to be doing an awful lot.
I’ve always heard a lot about the benefits of green tea. Unfortunately, I hate green tea. I’ve tried drinking it hot, cold, with honey, without… I can’t stand it. And I always seem to acquire boxes of green tea bags out of nowhere… I have been using the loose leaves as a facial and body exfoliator I have so much of the stuff. It got me thinking… how else can i use these tea bags?
So, I delved into my research and found quite a useful article ‘beauty benefits of green tea bags’. I’ve heard and tried using tea bags on your eyes before so I was hoping for something a bit more useful. The article said, ‘green tea contains tannin, an astringent that miraculously shrinks skin’, there are a few other recipes and suggestions for use but most seem a little too much for my skin type.
I had a thought, you have to dilute tea tree oil because it’s best for your skin, what if I dilute it with green tea water? So I gave that a try! Depending on the size of the container I’m using, I’ll plop somewhere between 10 and 30 drops of oil in. Then I will brew the tea in hot water and make it as strong as i possibly can. Pour into the aforementioned container, and shake well before use!
I use it after a shower, on days where my skin is particularly flared, when i fancy doing it again, or after I’ve washed/cleansed my face. You can use Q-tips, a face/cleansing pad, anything you prefer really. Make sure you moisturise your skin after it has dried, especially if you have skin like mine that is quite scaly and sad if it’s not moisturised enough.
That’s pretty much it! I’m probably not the first to do this, and I won’t be the last, but I’ve never seen it anywhere online before and wanted to write and share it with you all!
I hope this comes to some use!