Saturday, November 8, 2008

Do It Yourself...Anti-Aging Green Tea Toner

I have had many customers ask me about the benefits of green tea in anti-aging (creams and serums) products for the face. Many expensive (I have seen a particular brand that sells for over $150 for .17ounce- and it only has traces of green tea) and popular anti-aging products contain green tea because of its powerful antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that when applied to the skin green tea helps tighten pores, calms redness and provides anti-aging benefits such as deep wrinkle reduction. It is simple to make a soothing, and inexpensive, green tea toner at home.

Recipe:
- 1/2 cup of spring water
- 2tsp of gunpowder green tea

Steep the gunpowder green in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Strain the tea leaves and allow the tea to cool. Apply to face with a clean cotton ball- and don't rinse it off. You can store the toner in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I tried this and actually like it better than the Kiehls toner I was using!

Mandy said...

I was just in Kiehls on Saturday and they have a Yerba Mate toner. It was expensive- I think this is a type of tea???

Anonymous said...

Yes- Yerba Mate is an herbal infusion and is considered to be a tea. It has a high caffeine content so probably has properties to shrink pores.