Today, I am going to share with you the recipe and procedure of one of the best facials I have ever had! Let me share a secret with you all about my facial skin. No matter what kind of facial I do, I never get that glow on my face! Even after doing a facial, there is absolutely no visible difference on my face. In fact, I sometimes feel parlor facials actually make me look more dull and oily :( So, I always prefer to use homemade face packs with natural fruits and veggies. The facial which I will be showing you all is Green Tea Ice Facial using Tea Tree and Lavender Essential Oils. I have been using this method since a few weeks and experienced big difference in my skin.
We all are aware of the health benefits of Green Tea, but let me share with you some skin benefits of green tea.
- Studies shows that green tea protects from our skin from cancer and harmful sun rays.
- Green tea also helps in anti ageing.
- Green tea has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which helps our skin from premature ageing, wrinkles, age spots, etc.
- Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.
- Green tea also helps in healing sensitive and irritated skin.
Let’s look at some benefits of Tea Tree and Lavender Essential Oils.
Tea Tree – Tea Tree essential oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree oil massage prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff. As essential oils have become more accepted by the public, the use of Tea Tree has increased significantly. This can be readily evidenced by the commercial products now using Tea Tree essential oil.
Lavender – Lavender Population is credited as being an analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, and as a diuretic. This lavender is grown at a high pristine elevation over 3,500 feet, creating a highly exotic and complex lavender oil. Mellowed by the long daylight hours in high latitude, moderate rainfall and sandy soil, this lavender rivals the best of the world’s great lavenders. Herbalist regards Lavender as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes. Lavender is the essential oil most commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties that will ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. It also has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring. The scent of Lavender is said to have a calming effect on the body and it can be used to reduce anxiety, stress and promote sleep.
List of items you will need for this facial:
- 2 Green Tea Bags.
- 1 cup of water.
- Tea Tree Essential Oil.
- Lavender Essential Oil.
- Empty Ice Tray (make sure the tray is clean).
- Heat the water to a boil point, turn off the gas and dip in the green tea bags.
- Keep the tea bags in water for at least 10 to 15 minutes until water comes back to room temperature. Remove the tea bags.
- Add in 3 drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil.
- Once the water is completely cooled, fill in the empty ice tray and put it in freezer and store it overnight.
- There your Green Tea Ice Cubes are ready to be used!
- Cleanse your face with water or mild face wash and rub one to two ice cubes on your face in circular motions. You may slightly get tingling sensation due to tea tree oil but its perfectly normal.
- Once done let the remaining liquid on face dry up on its own
Do this for a week and see the difference yourself
My Experience with Homemade Green Tea Ice Facial with Essential Oils and Toner:
I have combination skin which turns oily around the nose and dry near mouth area. Though I don’t get acne or pimples any more, but I often used to get zits! Yes, those ugly little zits never left me alone and I always had at least 2 to 3 on my face. Once I started doing this facial, my zits have disappeared! Yes, I don’t have a single zit/pimple on my face! YAY!! Even during that time of the month when usually I get at least one pimple, this time for a change my face remained pimple free! I use the combination of tea tree and lavender as tea tree and lavender are strong anti-bacterial and fight against the germs and help in healing the skin faster. Lavender is amazing at soothing irritated skin. It also helps in healing scars. When used on a continuous basis, I have seen reduction in my pores as well.
If you have any extra liquid left over, store it in an empty spray bottle and this can be used as a toner or even face spray.
I store my toner in fridge for that extra cooling sensation You can use any combination of essential oil until and unless they are compatible with each other. Yes, before using any combination of essential oils, make sure you check their compatibility, not all essential oils are compatible with each other and hence may cause side effects. Also, essential ols should never be used alone on skin except for a few exceptions like tea tree and lavender. Essential oils are to be used along with any carrier oil like almond/coconut/apricot, etc.
More reviews coming up on EOs in future, so stay tuned
I would recommend this facial to everyone, especially those who have acne0prone skin. Do try it yourself and share your experience!
Hope this article was helpful, until tomorrow, take care and stay beautiful
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