Tea Steam Facial
My relationship with tea is far different than my relationship with coffee. I am a die hard coffee drinker, and mind that a lot of us are divided in one of the two camps of coffee vs. tea, and I am happily centered right down the middle. Coffee represents my morning routine. The taste, and lets face it, imperative need for caffeine to get my day going is something I'd find hard to part with.
Tea is part of my nighttime ritual, a necessary tool for me to decompress. Not a tool to keep me awake and energized, or to begin my day, but rather a way to bring it to a close. I fell in love with the Seventh Duchess's organic Grace beauty tea a couple of years back and am so excited to share this little DIY facial featuring one of my favorite teas from them. I loved the prospect of using the detox tea in a new way, and the idea of an at-home facial kept popping into my head. I gave it a try and ended up absolutely loving it.
My beauty routine is relatively low maintenance, with DIY becoming more and more appealing to me as of late. Using organic ingredients and paying closer attention to what my skin and body needs is important, and this aligns perfectly.
My friends at the Seventh Duchess provided me with some really nice tea for this post, and are offering free shipping for US customers, no promo code required should you choose to order more than 2 boxes.
Tea Steam Facial
1-2 tablespoons organic loose leaf tea
2-3 organic lemon slices
- Begin with a cleansed and makeup free face
- In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
- Place organic lemon slices, and about 1-2 tablespoons loose leaf Radiance or Grace tea in a large glass or ceramic bowl (other loose leaf tea of your choosing may be used here). Once water is boiling, pour over top of tea and let steep for 1-2 minutes.
- Place your face about one foot from the steam, and drape a towel over your head like a tent, to keep the steam in.
- Steam for 1-2 minutes, take a break, resume for 1-2 minutes. Repeat this several times, steaming for about 10 minutes total.
- Pat your face dry and moisturize.