By: Marie-Louise ORourke

These treatments are not only green, but they are made with simple ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. All treatments are wonderful soothing options for sensitive skin that brighten and balance the skin, and they’re all ‘redhead friendly’ approved:

1. Refreshing Cucumber Facial Toner

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Photo via Pinterest

Cucumber has natural tightening and softening properties, restoring the pH of your skin to a healthy balance.  Add the juice of a lime if you have acne-prone skin, the acidity in the lime juice will soak up any excess oil in the skin and compliment the cucumber. Apply this toner to a clean face with a cotton ball after cleansing. Store the extra in a mason jar or empty glass bottle in a cool dark space.

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Here’s what you’ll need: 

1/2 cucumber with peel, chopped

3 tablespoons witch hazel

2 tablespoons distilled water

(optional) juice of one lime

Mix together in a bowl and apply evenly to the face. For an extra boost, store this toner in the fridge.



2. Brightening Parsley Eye Mask

Photo via Brit+Co
Photo via Brit+Co

Parsley is a great ingredient when dealing with any discoloration. If you are prone to dark circles or have any scarring, this is a great ingredient to add to your skin routine. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to this recipe if you prefer a hydrating finish.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

A small handful of fresh parsley

2 tablespoons of plain yogurt

(optional) 1 teaspoon coconut oil 

Mix together in a bowl and apply to the under eye and lid area. If you are using this as an acne/discoloration mask, apply evenly to the entire face.

3. Green Tea Sugar Scrub

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Green tea has countless benefits for healthy skin, with its antioxidant properties, the leaves remove many of the toxins found in the skin. This scrub can be used all over the body, this is a wonderful option that isn’t too harsh on sensitive skin!

Here’s what you’ll need: 

1 ½ cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of green tea powder

2 green tea bags

1 cup of coconut oil (can substitute with olive oil or grapeseed oil)

Mix together but apply the sugar last. This will ensure the sugar granules don’t dissolve. Store in a dry and cool space, preferably in a glass jar or recycled makeup tub.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Rock your radiant skin and sassy mane.