Facial mist with green tea:
To this day, everyone has heard about the wonderful benefits of green tea (Camellia sinensis). Loaded with powerful antioxidants (catechins and polyphenols) that help at the cellular level, this tea has almost become a household product. Green tea is also known for its anti-cancer properties. Many coffee drinkers actually replace it with their morning "mug of Joe". Drinking tea is not only healthier for the interior than coffee; it is actually beneficial for your skin topically. Many cosmetics manufacturers use green tea as an anti-aging ingredient. It helps in cases of telangiectasia (ta-lang-eck-tazjas), a condition of the skin where tiny blood vessels appear as a road map on the face. Telangiectasia is a Greek term for a broken blood vessel. This condition is aggravated by any substance that causes dilation of the blood vessels. The sun is a major vasodializer, as are alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. If you look closely at the skin of a client damaged by the sun, you will see telangiectasias, large and small, as well as large areas of very diffuse redness, called rosacea. It may look like an area of red skin, but if you look closely, you will see tiny dilated blood vessels. A common place for telangiectasia is on the side of the nose. These are caused by years of nose blowing and wiping of the nose with tissue. People suffering from high blood pressure can also have rosacea and telangiectasia. Large telangiectasias are normally treated with an electric needle, called electrodessication. Beauticians can treat small telangiectasia with creams or special serums containing vitamin K, which helps fashionable blues. Some products contain horse chestnut from India (Aesculus hippocastanum) and extract loaded with bioflavonoid, called vitamin P. Bioflavonoids help strengthen the capillary walls. Grape seeds (Vitis vinifera) and green tea (Camellia sinensis) are also useful for rosacea.
As a licensed beautician, I recommend all my clients to create and use a fog as part of their home skin care program. It's as easy as soaking a cup of tea. Boil water, add a packet of green tea and let stand. Let the tea cool completely, then add it to a vaporizer and let it cool in the refrigerator. After cleansing and exfoliation, generously spray the green tea fog on your face. Massage it on your skin, then spray more. Let dry on your skin, then apply your moisturizer and sunscreen. That's it. You can carry a small bottle in your purse and spray it at any time. Cool the tea bags and make a good compress. This will help reduce dark circles.
Your skin will love that. Do not forget that you have to create a new batch every week, as it tends to not stay powerful too long and spoil. So there you have it. An excellent green tea spray that really works.