Do it yourself Green Tea Astringent

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                                                           Green tea Astringent for oily skin

An astringent basically belongs to the family of toners and is used for tightening pores on skin.It is stronger than a toner and more suited to oily and combination skin.
Most astringents available in the market claim to be natural and alcohol free but it is always a good idea to whip a natural astringent at home. The ingredients are normally available in your kitchen closet and it takes hardly 5 minutes to mix them up and have your own homemade astringent. 
Green Tea has loads of health benefits because it contains antioxidants. Antioxidants basically help to neutralize free radicals which are highly destructive molecules in our body.Green Tea benefits are not only manifested when it is consumed but also when it is used externally. 
 Rose petals benefits  -Works as a calming agent in the recipe and it also helps in tightening pores.
This recipe will yield about a cup of astringent which you can store in the fridge for upto a week. The tannins in the tea may become toxic after a week so make sure to discard it after that and prepare a fresh batch.
1/2 cup fresh rose petals
3 green tea bags( or substitute with 2 1/2 heaped tablespoons of green tea leaves)
1 cup water
A few drops of essential oil(optional)
A dark jar for the infusion (alternatively you can wrap a black cloth on a transparent jar also)
A dark spray bottle for storage
1. Place rose petals and tea bag in the jar.
2. Boil water in a pan.
3. Let the water cool down for a couple of minutes and then pour it over the rose petals and tea bag. Screw the lid on and place in a dark room for a day.
4. Next day strain the liquid into a clean dark spray bottle and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. And your done.
Try it and let me know.
Sonia
This is a guest post written by Sonia from beauty and the blog.To visit her blog please click here
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