I still occasionally get pimples. In fact, I seem to get more now than I did as a teen. Hormones. stress, and diet play a significant role in breakouts. Getting control of those areas in your life will help reduce the occurrence of a breakout. However, if you get an unsightly pimple every now and then, this acne spray will help you get rid of it without the use of chemicals.
- 1 green tea bag
- 3 springs of fresh peppermint (or peppermint tea bag)
- 3 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 cup of boiling water
- tea kettle
- ceramic cup
- spray bottle
Notes about the ingredients
Green tea has been consumed in the Far East for centuries for medicinal purposes. It’s been used to treat anything from headaches to depression. It’s high in antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, phytochemicals, B vitamins, folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium and caffeine.
Green tea helps improve your skin complexion, too. Its anti-inflammatory capabilities are great for your skin, especially if you have acne. It helps flush out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes and scars, and even improves the skin’s elasticity.
Peppermint is known for its ability to cure an upset stomach, but it can also help in the fight against pimples! Peppermint helps control the secretion of excess oil and prevents clogging of pores. It will also help brighten your skin and give your face a fresh, tingling sensation.
Tea tree oil has potent healing powers. It is antiviral and antifungal. The oil is used to treat ringworm, dandruff, cuts and scrapes as well as acne and so much more. It’s strong: a little goes a long way. Using too much tea tree oil on your skin can dry it out.
Steep the Tea
Bring a cup of water to a boil. Add the green tea bag and fresh peppermint leaves to the tea pot. Let the leaves brew for 5 minutes.
Strain and Cool
Once the tea has brewed, strain it and let it cool completely.
Add Tea Tree Oil
Add the three drops of tea tree oil to the cooled tea. Don’t over do it; tea tree oil is strong!
How to Use
Funnel the tea into a spray bottle or mister. I find using a mister or spray is the easiest way to apply to your face and other body parts. You can also pour the tea into a glass bottle and apply to your face with a cotton ball. Gently cleanse the affected area with a gentle, natural soap. Follow with the Green Tea and Peppermint Spray. Let your air skin dry then use a light, oil free moisturizer. Use daily as needed.
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