DIY Matcha Face Mask
You guys know that I’m obsessed with all things skincare, and all things tea, so I guess you could say that this matcha face mask was meant to happen. The concept of this mask came to me when I was mid-shower and realised I was hankering for a hot, frothy matcha. I’ve been known to bathe in tea and apply used chamomile tea bags to my under-eye area, so I can’t believe it took me this long to figure out that putting matcha on my face would be a fab idea. I’m sure I don’t need to bang on about the benefits of matcha, do I? (*cough* highinantioxidants-reducesinflammationandfreeradicals-detoxifying-lowerssebumlevels *cough*)
Not long after this enlightening shower, The Body Shop released their bangin’ Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask (which, let me just tell you, is amazing and probs my favourite TBS mask yet!), but I still wanted to give this DIY a go. I figured it’s a great mask to mix up in a pinch, or for those of you who fancy a fun little Walter White moment in your own kitchen. It’s also a more affordable option for those of us who already spend 95% of their income on skincare…
So, I mentioned this mask has only three ingredients, but trust me when I say that I chose these three ingredients verrrrry carefully! I didn’t want to waste my time using anything that doesn’t positively impact the skin.
To make this super simple matcha mask, you’ll need:
I used about a teaspoon. As I said earlier, matcha is high in anti-oxidants and works to reduce the signs of aging within the skin. It’s also great at reducing inflammation and is just the thing for red, angry spots. Matcha contains almost as much caffeine as coffee, so it will give your skin a healthy awake look after use as well.
I used two teaspoons. Bentonite clay contains a bunch of minerals which are amazing for your skin, and it also draws out all of the toxins and impurities that clog your pores. It’s an essential in this mask.
I was originally going to skip this ingredient, but since my skins a bit gross right now I figured it was exactly what the doctor ordered. I added 2 teaspoons of manuka honey to this mask, and manuka is antibacterial and helps balance the skins pH levels. It’s also great at helping your skin retain its moisture levels, which is obviously vvvv important this time of year.
Once you’ve measured out all of your ingredients, just mix them together and apply to the face. I also highly recommend getting your hands on a face mask brush, or just using a clean foundation brush to apply this mask. It’s so easy and waaay less messy.
Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes or until it dries completely, then gently wash it off with warm water, rubbing in circular motions to exfoliate the skin.
Let me know if you give this mask a go. I’d love to hear how it works for you. My skin feels smoother and more calm after using it, and I’ve also noticed the redness around my chin has finally gone down. I’m obsessed!