Green Tea Toners for Radiant Skin
For years we have heard or read about the wonderful benefits of drinking green tea, but can it do wonders for skin? The answer is yes a hundred times. Green tea has some amazing benefits it provides for the skin and can improve its look and texture. Some of its best-known benefits are:
- Natural anti-aging benefits
- Helps fight inflammation
- Heals pimples and scars
- Cleans skin of toxins
- Improves elasticity in skin
- Evens skin tone
- Shrinks pores
- Gently exfoliates skin
- Fights free radicals
- Protects the skin from UV rays
- Tones skin
Know that we know some of the things green tea can do for our skin lets start making our toners.
Why Use Toners?
The beauty community seems to be a bit torn on toners and their abilities. Some people will swear by a good toner, while others see it as a waste. I am a fan of toners because they are easy to make and with the right ingredients you can make an amazing toner that will help you with any skin ailment more than the one you can pick up at a beauty store. Toners are easy to customize to your specific problem or skin type and they take just seconds to use. Below I have listed some of my favorite Green Tea toners. I have used these toners on and off since I was a freshman and high school. Whenever I feel a break out coming on, whipping one of these up saves my skin from unsightly blemishes.
Acne Fighting Toner
I made this toner specifically for when those times where my face completely breaks out. It is by far one of my favorite toners to use because after a couple of days of continuous use any blemishes are minimized if not cleared up, and my pores are almost impossible to see. Before we get started making this toner, let's take a look at its ingredients and what they do.
Lemon juice is a natural exfoliate. The citric acid in the lemon juice gently washes away dead skin cells, as well as even the skin tone. Fresh lemon juice also lightens the appearance of freckles and beauty marks while clearing any clogged pores and closing them.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar does wonder at balancing the skins pH and this helps prevent and reduce acne as well as help achieve a more even complexion. It also helps to gently exfoliate the skin
- 1 Cup Organic Green Tea
- 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 5-10 Drops of Fresh Lemon Juice
Note: Lemon juice can irritate some people skin. if you have sensitive skin add no more than 5 drops of lemon juice and work your way up if needed for stubborn acne.
- Bring your tea to a boil and let it steep for 5 minutes
- Mix in your lemon juice and apple cider vinegar
- Use nightly before bed to clear and prevent any blemishes
Apple Cider Vinegar
Gentle exfoliate and skin brightener
Keeps skin pH balanced, prevents and reduces acne, mild exfoliate, and keeps the complexion even.
This toner is amazing for mature skin. All the ingredients have hydrating and healing properties. The raw organic honey is what makes this toner best for mature skin. Let's take a look at honey's skin benefits before we start.
Honey is a great ingredient for DIY beauty. Its full of antioxidants and is also an antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and is a natural exfoliate and moisturizer. Honey is such a good moisturizer it plumps up the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It gently opens up pores and removes acne-causing bacteria while sloshing away dead skin cells and improving cell renewal.
Cinnamon greatly compliments honey's skin benefits. Not only is cinnamon an anti-microbial, this means that aids the curing of blemishes and prevents more from forming more. It also encourages cell renewal and slows the aging process and signs.
- 1 Cup of Organic Green Tea
- 1 TBSP Raw Organic Honey
- 1 TSP Fresh Organic Cinnamon
- Bring your tea to a boil and let steep
- Stir in your cinnamon and honey
Moisturizing, anti-bacterial, helps to reduce redness in complexion, heals and reduces acne
Heals acne, anti-microbial, prevents and reduces acne and signs of aging.
This toner is best for the mature or aging skin. The honey and apple juice compliment the anti-aging properties of your green tea. The antioxidants in all three ingredients help to fight free radicals and protect the skin from damaging UV rays that all-cause signs of aging. The moisturizing properties help to plump skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Apple juice is great for maturing, aging, or tired skin. The antioxidants help reduce the signs of aging and exposure to the sun. It also helps to moisturize the skin and leaves it soft and glowing.
- 1/2 Cup Organic Green Tea
- 1/2 Cup Organic Apple Juice
- 1 TBSP Organic Raw Honey
- After your tea is ready and still warm, mix in your honey.
- Add your apple juice and refrigerate after use.
Green Tea Skin Benefits
The powerful antioxidants help to fight off free radicals and prevent premature aging and exposure damage to the skin.
The antibacterial properties of green tea helps to cleanse the skin of acne causing dirt and oils as well as clogged pores.
Helps to reduces the redness and inflmmation of blemishes preventing scaring and encouraging healing.