film opornoOoh I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait to head to the beach and stick my toes in the sand.
film opornoBut nothing ruins a great beach?day like sunburn (except maybe that family sitting near you that’s feeding the seagulls… why!?).
Sunburn isn’t just uncomfortable?— it produces?free radicals in the skin, which damage DNA, promote?premature aging, and increase the risk of skin cancer.
The antioxidants in green tea?combat?free radical damage while witch hazel, aloe, and lavender soothe skin. As a humectant, vegetable glycerine draws moisture to the skin, keeping it well-hydrated and preventing any flakiness.
DIY All-Natural Soothing Antioxidant After-Sun Spray:
- 1?tbs loose green tea leaves
- 1/4 cup (or 4 tbs) alcohol-free witch hazel with aloe vera
- 1/4 cup (or 4 tbs) aloe gel*
- 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerine
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
Makes 4 oz
*Note: Aloe gel isn’t naturally bright green! This specific gel that I link to and personally use is 99.75% aloe?with just a few natural preservatives.
First we need to infuse the witch hazel with the green tea by combining the two and allowing them to sit for 1-2 hours. After 1-2 hours, strain the leaves from the witch hazel and squeeze the leaves to remove as much of the witch hazel as possible. Discard the leaves.
Combine the green-tea-infused witch hazel with the aloe gel, vegetable glycerine, and lavender essential oil in a 4 oz glass spray bottle.
Shake to combine everything and you’re good to go!
Spray generously on skin after sun exposure.