Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
DIY Face Mist For Glowing Skin (3 Ingredients, Essential Oils Optional)
Refresh and rejuvenate with this DIY face mist for glowing skin! Made with only three ingredients this green tea face mist helps reduce redness, acne and treat oily skin. Plus, the cool mist helps keep you fresh on a hot day!
Using green tea as the base for a homemade face mist is not only simple but a great natural remedy for your skin too!
- Reduce redness and inflammation
- Alleviate acne (thanks to green tea being naturally antibacterial)
- Calm oily skin
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What’s The Difference Between Face Mist & Toner
Green tea can be used in everything from lotion, to face mist and toner to a mask. The difference between using it as a face mist versus toner is that toners normally use an astringent as a base (like witch hazel).
This helps clean your pores. Check out this DIY face toner for all skin types.
On the other hand, a face mist is meant to retain moisture and help refresh the skin.
Is Green Tea Safe To Use On The Face?
Of course! So long as the tea has been chilled, using green tea on your face in any form is technically safe.
However, I always recommend doing a “test patch” of the DIY product on your wrist first. This ensures you don’t have an underlying allergy or irritation to any of the ingredients.
Before using green tea (this face mist or any other homemade product) on your face, place a bit on your wrist and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
If you have no reaction (redness, bumps, etc) then you should be good to go!
Can Green Tea Heal Scars?
I wouldn’t say it can heal them- at least not this DIY face mist alone! Green tea helps sooth irritation and refresh the skin.
However, for any kind of scar treatment, you would need much more potency than you’ll find in this recipe.
Aloe Vera Gel For Skin
Aloe vera gel is almost a miracle worker when it comes to skin!
It’s refreshing when chilled and it can be used to soothe irritation, refresh dried skin and reduce oily skin.
This is why it’s the main ingredient in this DIY face mist for glowing skin.
Adding Essential Oils
While this face mist recipe doesn’t include essential oils (they’re just not necessary!). You can of course add them.
The rosehip oil in the recipe works to rejuvenate the skin but also as a carrier oil for any essential oils you wish to add.
You’ll want to do your research on safe dilution rates for skin. I personally use Plant Therapy essential oils as they have a variety of organic as well as kid-safe ones.
How To Use Face Mist
To use this face mist for glowing skin follow the directions below:
- Shake before using
- Lightly spray your face with the mist
- Let the mist sit on your face for 20-30 minutes before adding anything else
Make sure to use the face mist chilled as the coolness of the tea is what will help soothe inflammation. Use 1-2 times per day, specifically when you need to freshen up!
Keep the face mist in the fridge. Not only does this help it last longer but it also feels wonderful on a warm day.
If chilled, the face mist should last a couple of weeks.
The kind of tea you use matters. For the best skin results, use loose leaf green tea as it’s less processed.
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Refresh and rejuvenate with this DIY face mist for glowing skin! Made with only three ingredients this green tea face mist helps reduce redness, acne and treat oily skin. If you haven't already, brew the tea. Let the tea chill in the fridge for thirty minutes. In a small glass spray bottle, add all the ingredients and shake to mix. Store in the fridge and use as needed.
DIY Green Tea Face Mist For Glowing Skin
Refresh and rejuvenate with this DIY face mist for glowing skin! Made with only three ingredients this green tea face mist helps reduce redness, acne and treat oily skin.
If you haven't already, brew the tea.
Let the tea chill in the fridge for thirty minutes.
In a small glass spray bottle, add all the ingredients and shake to mix.
Store in the fridge and use as needed.
An easy way to stay cool and keep your skin glowing! This green tea face mist is refreshing, soothing and simple to whip up in a pinch,
Use it to reduce inflamed or oily skin or just to glow a little bit more each day.