So last month Tea & Me did a post on freezing tea, and then placing these cubes on your face. (You can read about her experiences here.) When I read that I was like:
But hey, I’m down for trying it out, at least once.
My skin and I do not get along. As I have said before it is dry and oily-making it so hard to try to figure out what skin care/products to use.
Besides that I have very sensitive skin. It is so sensitive I don’t even know half the things I am allergic to. Sometimes I am just going about my life and my skin gets irritated, hives break out, and next thing you know I’m scratching and breaking the skin.
Like my post on a Tea Hair Rinse, I waited so long to do this review, because I wanted to try out at least three different teas.
- Boil water.
- Make a cup of tea.
- Steep until tea has cooled
- Once tea has cooled pour in clean ice trays.
- Freeze for two hours or until completely frozen.
- Try and open pores by putting a warm clean washcloth on or using steam from shower.
- Wash face.
- Using a washcloth, grab an ice cube and rub all over face.
- Rinse face with warm water.
So first I tried the Kukicha Green Tea.
“Green Tea [contains] antioxidant and disinfects.”
The second time I did the lavender tea.
“Lavender Tea soothes irritated skin and disinfects.”
The last one I did was Earl Grey, my favorite to drink.
“Black Tea disinfects.”
So I’m not sure I did it right, but I just used the cube around my face until I couldn’t stand the cold, after rinsing my face with warm water. I loved doing it in the morning as I have to get up 5-5:30 and that really woke me up as it was freezing cold!
The first one I did, Green Tea, I felt was the best. Like I said in a previous post, Green Tea is great for soothing irritated or dry skin, which I had been struggling with-more than usual. You know this weather.
The lavender and black tea I didn’t see an immediate response like the green tea, however, the other day my period came and was awful.
And I got this giant zit on my chin, that ended up popping. It hurt so bad and when I bleed, I bleed a lot. I put the Earl Grey iced cube on it, which not only numbed, but disinfected and helped stop the bleeding.
For more on Tea & Me, go to I Tried Tea & Me’s Tea Hair Rinse
For more tea posts, go to Use Tea to Soothe Dry or Irritated Skin