This is a guest post by Jen Fitch of A Sip of Bliss.
Summer is definitely in full swing, and in Austin it is HOT! I have been spending a lot of time by the pool lately and with all of the sun exposure, my skin has been needing a refresher. I decided to whip up a DIY after sun spray with the amazing skin benefits of green tea. Green tea is wonderful for your skin, both when you drink it or apply it topically. It is chock full of antioxidants and has anti inflammatory properties. It can also help ease and soothe skin after sun exposure, whether just a little sun or if you stayed out a bit to long and got burnt (oops!). The spray gets extra healing properties with witch hazel and aloe vera.
Here is what you will need:
1. Steep the tea bag in 3oz hot water for 10 minutes. (You are basically making a super concentrated tea). Remove tea bag and refrigerate until cool.
2. Mix cooled tea, witch hazel and aloe in the spray bottle.
3. Shake well before using.
4. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
This spray is such a wonderful refresher after a day in the sun. If your skin is needing a little love this summer, give it a try!
About the Guest Writer:
Jen Fitch is a graphic designer living in Austin, TX with her husband and dog (but she is a California girl at heart). She loves delicious food, design, craft beer, a good cocktail, reading, adventures, learning new things, dog snuggles, friends and family. She loves to create. Whether it be food, design, art, crafts or DIY projects around the house. You can find a collection of some of her projects, thoughts and creative endeavors at her blog A Sip of Bliss.
**Check out my guest post on Jen’s blog for an Iced Earl Grey Latte recipe.