We all know that green tea is very healthy and delicious beverage that’s packed with antioxidants! But what most people don’t realise is green tea can also be good for your skin. This is mainly due to the high amounts of vitamins C and E, In the tea making it a great skin toner.
More and more people are now turning towards skin toners that contain all-natural ingredients like green tea. However, does green tea toner need to be refrigerated?
Yes, green tea toner needs to be refrigerated which can last up to 7 days before the toner starts losing its freshness after this time you will need to throw it away and make a new batch. However, you can reduce wastage by making small batches of green tea toner that’s just enough to last you one week.
Now, you may notice that your toner looks cloudy after it’s refrigerated, but don’t be alarmed as this is completely normal, and as mentioned if your toner is a week old then its best just to make a fresh batch. This may sound like extra work but making green tea toner is easier than you might think.
How Long Does Green Tea Toner Last Refrigerated?
You can store your toner in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. However, the toner can last longer if you keep it cold, and in a suitable container.
By keeping the toner chilled not only does it last longer but will make it feel more refreshing when you use it.
If your toner has expired, always make a fresh batch, after all, it is a facial toner and the fresher the toner is the better the results will be.
If you don’t want to keep your toner in the refrigerator, you can store it at room temperature, but by doing this your toner will only last up to 3 days after this time be sure to make a fresh batch and throw the old toner away.
You see! when green tea expires not only does it bring down the tea quality but it also loses the essential health benefits that green tea is known for.
The best way to store your green tea toner in the refrigerator is too use a container that is airtight. Preferably you want to use a glass jar with a screw-off top that can hold enough toner to last you 7 days.
But you can also use a squirt type bottle just as long as the bottle is airtight. You want a bottle that can hold around 4-oz of toner that should be plenty for one week and will take up very little room in the refrigerator.
How Do You Use Green Tea Toner?
Green tea toner is a liquid designed to gently clean the skin and help prevent acne, by reducing the appearance of pores.
It’s great for hydrating your skin and leaving it feeling so much smoother than before. When applying a facial toner the first thing you should always do is wash your hands and face with warm water then pat dry with a towel.
Now, there are a number of ways you can apply the green tea toner to your face, the most common way is to use a cotton ball or pad with around 3 or 4 drops of green tea if you’re using a squirt bottle, which will be much easier to store in the refrigerator.
If you are storing your toner in a glass jar then you should add about a teaspoon of toner to the cotton ball or pad then gently rub it across your face, you can apply more toner if required.
When applying the green tea toner to your face avoid contact with your eyes, if you are using a spray bottle, then just close your eyes before applying it to your face then simply work the toner into your fingertips.
If you are short of cotton balls or pads you can apply the toner to your face using your fingertips and again gentle work the cleanser around your face until your skin has absorbed the cleanser.
Can We Apply Green Tea On Face Daily?
When you’re using the green tea toner on your face you typically want to apply it twice a day, morning, and night. Green tea can be very beneficial in the morning, by splashing some cool tea-infused toner that’s come straight out of the fridge can help wake up your skin and have you looking all fresh ready for the day.
Applying green tea toner to your face at night before you go bed also has its benefits, and can and help with acne breakouts that may occur overnight. Green tea can also boost collagen production in your skin which helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines while you sleep.,
There are all kinds of skincare products with green tea. There’s Green Tea Facial Scrub that gently exfoliates to reduce oil & pores and works as a face wash that you can use daily. Then there’s the Green Tea Detox Mask which is another holy grail skincare product.
How To Make Homemade Green Tea Toner?
To make homemade green tea toner is fairly straight forward, and you can either use fresh green tea which would be your best option or you can use teabags. So the first thing you want to do is get a teacup then add 1 green tea bag or 1 teaspoon of loose green tea.
If you’re using loose leaf tea make sure you measure out the tea and add it directly to the teacup then add boiling water to the mug and let it Steep the tea for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir the tea bag or leaves around when you first add the water and then allow the tea to sit undisturbed for the rest of the steeping time.
Once your tea has finished steeping let it cool down first and then transfer the tea to an air-tight container or bottle.
If you are using fresh green tea leaves, then make sure you pour the tea through a strainer to remove any loose tea leaves. Then pop the green tea toner into the fridge.
So that’s how you make a basic green tea toner, now you can add additional ingredients to your toner, for example, you can add honey, lemon juice or even tea tree oil to help target acne.
This is something you can do at the end once your tea had cooled down. It really is that easy!
Additional Ingredients Measurements To One Cup Of Green Tea:
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of tea tree oil
- 1 to 2 tbsp of honey
- 1 tbsp of witch hazel
So there you have it you now know that green tea toner needs to be Refrigerated, but you also know how to make you’re own green tea toner and how to apply it. Remember if your making green tea toner to target acne then add some tea tree oil drops to give your toner a little boost.
Just make sure you let your tea cool down before you start adding any other ingredients. Your tea will be very hot right after you brew it so allow it to sit at room temperature until cool.
Just remember your green tea toner will be good for at least 7 days when refrigerated after this time if you still have any left then its better to throw it away and make yourself a fresh batch.