Homemade Tea Facepacks

Homemade Tea Facepacks

I just love putting together homemade beauty treatments, one of my favourites being my and another being almost any kind of face pack whatsoever.  Experimenting is the key and my, oh my have I been having fun making these in the kitchen then dashing into the bathroom to try them out. Twinings sent me some and a teapot to brew up, but as a new(ish) tea drinker I can never get green tea just right. Mr Thrifty however is a magnificent green and white tea brewer-upper and has converted me away somewhat from my favourite Lady Grey.

HOMEMADE OAT AND GREEN TEA FACE PACK

This one is just so nourishing and leaves your skin feeling really hydrated without any tightness whatsoever. Plus when you remove the oats you’re lightly exfoliating your skin.

What you will need:

1 teacup of green tea – I’ve used Twinings Gunpowder Green
2 teacups of porridge oats
1 tsp of honey
Spoon
Bowl
Your lovely face
Cloth
Hot water

Method:

1. Make your tea. I suggest having a cup for yourself to enjoy and another for the face pack. Allow the tea to cool a little bit before moving on with the face pack making.
2. Pour the tea and oats into a bowl and slowly bring together into a paste – you may feel you need to add more oats to bind it together.
3. Swirl in your honey and stir together thoroughly.
4. Smooth onto your face and leave for 20 minutes.
5. Soak your cloth in hot water and gently remove the face pack from your skin in smooth, circular motions.

HOMEMADE WHITE TEA FACEPACK

White tea is incredibly soothing and light. I think it’d be amazing after a day out in the sun or to refresh after an tiresome day of public transport.

What you will need:

1 cup of white tea
2 very lightly whisked egg whites (don’t discard the yolks – make ice cream or something)
Bowl
Whisk
Your boat race*

Method: 

1. Make your tea and allow to fully cool.
2. Pour both ingredients into a bowl and whisk together very lightly.
3. Smooth and lightly rub into your face.
4. Leave for 5 minutes then wash off with cold water.

Before you use either of these face packs do of course remove your make up and fully cleanse. Remember also to moisturise once you’ve removed the face pack. You can find out more about Twinings on  and over on their. I heartily recommend their Gunpowder Green loose leaf tea and their  teabags, however I’m afraid I can’t lend you a Mr Thrifty to help you make the perfect cuppa. His tips are be quick with both and make a pot to share rather than individual cups.