At some point we all face a dull, unhealthy looking skin. There are various causes for this such as lack of exfoliation, need of moisturizing, stress and even lack of sleep. Cleansing is an important part when it comes to keeping our complexion healthy. But did you know that without using a toner your skin care routine is incomplete? Well, it is true! If you start using a toner, you will benefit from a brightened and glowing skin. One of the best skin toner is a natural ingredient you may already heard of: green tea!

Ancient Asians used green tea for a multitude of health benefits. The most important benefits green tea has for skin are its anti-aging effects, improvement of skin tone and reducing acne.

  • Because of its high content of antioxidants, green tea is great for dealing with inflammation and bacteria. Thus, using it topically can diminish the appearance of acne or redness.
  • Green tea is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that are vital for our skin`s health. For an aging skin, green tea can turn out to be a tremendous aid because of the fact that its high content of catechins reactivates dying skin cells. Green tea is a great anti-aging product because the great amounts of antioxidants fight and prevent free radical damage. Thus, you can manage and diminish almost all signs of premature aging including dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines by using green tea as a natural skin care product.
  • For those that suffer from oily skin and acne breakouts, using green tea as a toner can be the solution. An important element in this tea is represented by tannins. This compound is responsible for shrinking pores and for diminishing the production of sebum.
  • A green tea steam represents a beneficial approach towards detoxifying our skin. If you suffer from acne, blackheads or redness, detoxifying your pores might diminish your problems and even treat it

How to DIY green tea steam facial

A way in which you can benefit from the curative effects of green tea is by making a natural green tea steam facial. You will have to boil 4 cups of water and pour it in a glass bowl. Steep 3 bags of green tea and let them infuse for no more than 5 minutes. After cleaning your skin, place a towel over your head in order to form a barrier between the bowl and your face. Allow the steam to float on your face for around 10 and after that rinse your face with cool water. You will be amazed on how great your complexion will look!

How to use green tea as a toner

In a cup of boiling water place a bag of green tea. It is best to add a bit of lemon juice and honey due to the fact that those two ingredients will boost the properties of green tea. Mix well all the ingredients and place the liquid in a spray bottle. Apply it on your face twice a day after cleaning your face. Leave it for 5 minutes and remove extra liquid with a cotton pad. After that, simply apply your regular face cream and enjoy your brightened complexion!