DIY Matcha Green Tea Face Masks
It is always a good day when you fall in love with a skin treatment that shows super-positive results without much effort at all. Trying these Matcha masks will totally transform your skin and require very little effort on your part.
Matcha, like many plants that make our skin and minds feel top-notch, is comprised of a similar chemistry as the human body. Not only will your skin look and feel better within a week of swapping out coffee for Matcha green tea, but your memory and mood should begin to improve dramatically as well!
1. Matcha Tea Clay Mask
This Matcha-infused French clay mask will transform your home into a day spa in 60 seconds. The antioxidants in the green tea and the cleansing activity of the clay work together to unclog pores and relieve inflammation from pimples.
1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea powder (not the leaves)
1.5 ounces of French white clay powder
Dilute with filtered water to my desired consistency.
Mix vigorously and applied on makeup free, damp skin.
If you're giving this recipe a shot, keep your mask on until it dries completely and rinse with lukewarm water. Store your clay mask in a sealable jar in the fridge for future use; applying once a week is just the right amount!
2. Matcha, Turmeric, & Honey Face Mask
Normally, we don't like to fix things that aren't broken, much like my former favorite mask for acne. However, adding matcha green tea powder only improved my go-to recipe! The natural caffeine in the matcha relieves under-eye baggage and balances the cleansing properties of the mask.
0.5 teaspoon of turmeric
0.5 teaspoon of Matcha green tea powder
1 tablespoon of raw honey
4 tablespoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and lemon.
Mix it all vigorously in a bowl and transferred to a sealable, two ounce container. Apply the mask all over my face on damp, makeup free skin. A note that adding more baking soda will give you a thicker paste, but be careful of the alkaline properties of this cleaning agent. Use once a week first and then try nightly for three days during severe cystic outbreaks.
3. Milky Matcha Banana Tea Mask
For sensitive skin, this is a mask that is simple, effective, and gentle on your skin. Recipe:
1/2 tablespoon of Matcha green tea leaves
1 teaspoon of milk
Blend the mask well.
Apply on makeup free, damp skin, and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Now that you have some recipes to start playing with Matcha green tea, it's time to invest in your skincare and while you're at it? Try making it your afternoon beverage of choice for more brain power!