ROOIBOS BEAUTY TREATMENTS

FACE RINSE:

ROOIBOS FACE RINSE To soothe and refresh your skin, make a Rooibos face rinse.

  • Add two Rooibos teabags to three cups of boiled water.
  • Allow to cool to lukewarm and use to rinse your face.

This soothes and refreshes your skin.

Tip: Rooibos has anti-allergic properties that soothe eczema and skin irritations. Add a few bags to your bath water to soothe irritated skin.

TONER:

Using an herbal facial toner will calm sensitive skin and alleviate any temporary redness and inflammation. It’s also a great way to prepare your skin for serums and moisturisers.

Rooibos and lemon toner

Mix a ¼ cup of strong Rooibos tea (cooled down), with a ¼ cup of lemon juice.

Moisten some cotton wool with the cooled Rooibos and lemon mixture to tone your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes, before rinsing with lukewarm Rooibos water (add a tea bag to your rinsing water). Never rinse your face with warm water as this will open the pores.

If you have any of the mixture left, you can store it in an airtight container in your fridge for about a week.

Rooibos properties:

  • Rooibos contains strong antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental factors including pollution and UV damage
  • It has anti-allergic properties to soothe irritated skin
  • Anti-inflammatory properties to calm skin and help fight acne

Lemon-juice properties:

  • Lemon has astringent properties, which help close pores.
  • Lemon has mild bleaching properties, which can help reduce redness and inflammation. It helps even skin-tone.
  • It contains vitamin C, which is a natural skin brightener and antioxidant.

FACE MASK:

Having great skin, requires a regular routine of deep cleansing and moisturising. Using natural ingredients from your kitchen pantry, like Rooibos, avocado and honey to make a DIY face mask will save you the cost of an expensive salon treatment and give you the same results.

Rooibos, Honey and Avocado face mask

 

You need:

  • 1 tablespoon of mashed avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of plain full-fat yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 50ml of strong Rooibos tea (cooled down)

Tip: you can add a teaspoon of lemon juice which will stop the avo from oxidising and turning brown

Mix all the ingredients together and apply to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm Rooibos water.

 

Rooibos properties:

  • Rooibos contains strong antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental factors including pollution and UV damage
  • It has anti-allergic properties to soothe irritated skin
  • Anti-inflammatory properties to calm skin and help fight acne

Honey properties:

  • It is a natural antioxidant
  • It has anti-bacterial properties to help fight acne

 

Avocado properties:

  • Fats in avocado provide moisturising properties to moisturise the skin
  • It is rich in vitamins and minerals and will help nourish the skin

 

Yoghurt properties

  • Contains lactic acid which helps smooth skin and refines pores

FACE SCRUB:

A mixture of loose-leaf Rooibos and honey will do wonders for your skin. Rooibos has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce blemishes and scars. Use gentle, circular movements to rid your skin from dead skin cells.

Rooibos tea scrub

A mixture of Rooibos tea leaves and honey will do wonders for your skin, by removing dead skin cells and smoothing the skin. Rooibos has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce blemishes and scars. Use gentle, circular movements to rid your skin from dead skin cells.

Honey properties:

  • It is a natural antioxidant
  • It has anti-bacterial properties to help fight acne

PUFFY EYES:

Waking up with swollen or puffy eyes are common, but can really hamper your confidence. Here’s a quick way to treat it.

Use two chilled Rooibos teabags and place on the eyes to soothe puffy eyes. Rooibos will soothe tired and red eyes.

FOOT SCRUB:

Regular foot scrubs will prevent cracked heels as it removes dead skin cells, leaving you with silky smooth feet. Plus, it’s good for blood circulation too.
Mishka L. Rooibos Tea

Mix Rooibos leaves with grape seed oil and Epsom salts or marine salts to scrub feet.

 

Grape seed oil has antioxidant and moisturising properties that will help to soften and moisturise skin.

 

Epsom salts are rich in magnesium and sulfates.

Magnesium has relaxing properties and can help soothe aching limbs

Sulfates rid the body of toxins.

BODY WRAP:

Body wraps will improve the appearance of your skin by ridding the body of excess fluids and toxins that build up over time. It’s also boosts the lymphatic system and softens the skin.

Liquidise papaya with seeds, mix with Rooibos leaves and use as a Body wrap. Wrap with palm leaves or Glad wrap and rinse off with Rooibos water.

The enzymes in papaya remove all traces of dry and flaky skin and leave skin hydrated. You can also use it as a face mask. Papaya is rich in vitamin A, which repairs and revitalises the skin.

ROOIBOS FACE RINSE