The health benefits of tea are well known, but the beauty benefits? Increasingly, skincare gurus have been obsessing over facial tea steams: a super simple DIY treatment that benefits all skin types.
If you’ve ever had a professional facial, you know what an integral part steam plays – stimulating pores to open and release deeply stuck dirt and toxins. But what if you infused that steam with organic herbs, blended specially for your individual skin concerns? You’d be delivering the benefits of those botanicals directly to open pores, a fast track for moisture and nutrients that will leave your skin looking refreshed and radiant.
Make your own facial tea blend:
Making your own herbal blend is easy. Just pop in to your local health food store and choose dried herbs based on your skin’s needs. For example:
To soften: rose, chamomile
To detoxify: marigold, comfrey, fennel, nettle
To reduce oiliness: lemon peel, basil, rosemary
You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil like calming lavender or energizing peppermint.
Prepare your herbal tea steam bath:
What about green tea?:
If you’re not up for creating your own blend, just substitute with loose green tea. It’s packed with antioxidants and the caffeine in green tea can actually energize your skin and reduce inflammation. It’s even known to improve acne and tighten skin (temporarily).
Want more ideas? Check out our DIY skincare Pinterest board!