At one point or another we’ve all spritzed our faces with water on a hot day. I’ll admit it feels silly sometimes, but taking the time to keep your skin hydrated during the day is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Water is a great place to start, but there are a whole host of skin soothing ingredients that your skin will drink up. Tea has hydrating and refreshing effects on the skin and can be used as a base for a DIY face mist. Green tea especially is full of antioxidants and soothes irritated skin. From there, you can customize for your skin type – dry, oily or sensitive.
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 green tea bags
Similar to a toner, a daily facial mist can be customized by adding any of these ingredients to the base:
- Dry or aging skin: Add 4 to 6 drops of argan, jojoba, or avocado oil to your facial mist to treat aging skin—just be sure to shake before use.
- Sensitive or dry skin: Add equal parts rosewater to the green tea mist to treat sensitive or dry skin.
- Oily or acne-prone skin: Add one teaspoon of witch hazel to your green tea mist for oily or acne-prone skin.
Steep tea bags in hot water, remove tea bags. Once the tea has cooled, add any oils you are using. Transfer tea to a spray bottle and keep in the refrigerator. Simply spritz several times a day on the face and neck whenever you need a refreshing boost.
Photos by Ana Stanciu