Things You'll Need
- Rooibos tea
- Kettle and stove top
Use cooled rooibos tea as a toner. Simply boil a pot of water, and add a rooibos tea bag. Cool the tea in your refrigerator (you can leave the tea bag in there). Once cool, use cotton wool, and apply the rooibos tea as you would your regular toner.
Make a rooibos compress by soaking a small towel or cloth in cooled rooibos tea. You may wish to add a few drops of a suitable essential oil, like lavender. This can be applied directly to the skin over trouble areas, such as patches of eczema. You can also put rooibos tea into a spray bottle and use it as a cooling spritz during hot months.
Have a rooibos steam facial. Wash your face to clean off any surface impurities. Boil three cups of water, and add two rooibos teabags. Put the contents into a large bowl or pot. Drape a towel over your head, and lean over the bowl with your eyes closed, allowing the steam to open your pores. Do this for five to 10 minutes, then rinse your face and follow up with a toner or cool splash to close your pores.
Make your own natural moisturizer for dry skin. Combine 3/4 cup of olive oil, 1/3 cup coconut oil, and 1/4 cup of liquid beeswax. Heat these in the microwave until melted, and then pour into a heavy-duty blender. Allow the mixture to cool and thicken. Once cooled, add 2/3 cup cooled rooibos tea, 1/3 cup aloe gel, and 1/4 tsp. vitamin E. Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil if desired. Mix well; this is a thick mixture.
Fill your tub up halfway with hot water and add three rooibos tea bags. Let them brew for at least five minutes. Add some cool water, and soak as long as you like. Aside from brightening your skin, this is great for dealing with itchy skin and sunburns.