If you’re looking for a nourishing antioxidant homemade face mud mask that works to even skin tone, hydrate, improve elasticity, plump, brighten and reveal glowing skin, this recipe is right for you. This DIY matcha face mask is great for all skin types!
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The one piece of advice that changed my life
I have oily-combination skin with occasional flares of hormonal acne in the lower parts of my face.
Oiliness, redness, breakouts…
I’ve always had sensitive skin. Over the past few years, I’ve tried everything. Peroxides, harsh cleansers, restrictive diet, pills. If it was marked as acne, redness, etc… treatment, I tried it. No matter what products I used or how clean I ate—my skin would find a way to rebel.
So one day, I just stopped using store-bought skincare products.
Then I picked up a book on natural skincare. It had advice on caring for skin at all ages, from natural products to use to attitudes towards caring for your complexion (Like, yogurt for blackheads and eggs for face lifting).
I didn’t think anything gathered from my kitchen would be strong enough to make me feel at peace as a stood before the mirror, make-up-free.
What ingredients are in this DIY matcha face mask
My all-natural homemade mud mask is formulated with aloe vera (gel, juice, or crapped from the plant), matcha, essential oils, and honey. Aloe vera is the queen of anti-inflammatory properties. It’s very soothing, hydrating, and balances the skin’s pH, while other ingredients help nourish and moisturize the skin. Here is everything you need to know about the ingredients in this detox mask and their benefits:
I’ve used raw honey as a face mask for about two years. I simply wet my face, spread raw honey over my skin, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Raw honey alone improves skin hydration, protects against harmful bacteria, and supports the skin’s natural acid mantle balance.
Honey has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties that can soothe inflammation, while its anti-oxidants strengthen the skin and support cell regeneration.
Is Matcha powder good for your skin?
Matcha is a super potent antioxidant.
Green tea matcha also helps to plump and hydrate skin. It’s rich in antioxidants that are well known for directly improving skin’s elasticity by lowering oxidative stress compounds that would otherwise bind to collagen fibers and cause skin aging and fragility. Green tea also boosts healthy collagen production and improves skin hydration.
When applied topically, matcha is known to reduce puffiness and dark circles by improving blood circulation.
Aloe vera gel is the queen of anti-inflammatory properties. It’s very soothing, hydrating, and balances the skin’s pH.
You can use any aloe vera gel you have on hand. I like the Bader Aloe Vera Gel if you want to buy a bottle. However, nothing beats the potency of fresh aloe.
- Unlike regular, market-bought moisturizers, Aloe Vera gel doesn’t leave a greasy film on the face and the skin when used as a moisturizing gel. In fact, it does just the opposite – it unclogs the pores and softens the skin.
- Aloe Vera gel has vitamins C and E and beta-carotene in abundance. Therefore, it has anti-aging properties. It also contains antimicrobial properties and is anti-inflammatory. It also helps to eradicate skin blemishes and diminish age lines. Additionally, it helps to increase the production of collagen in the body and skin elasticity.
- Aloe vera gel absorbs easily, making it ideal for oily skin. However, it can help treat dry skin, too.
If you have your own plant, break off one of the leaves and scoop out the flesh. Some of the flesh can be chunky; try to aim for the more slimy bits with more homogenous consistency. You may have to scoop around a bit to get there. It will make for a smoother application and a better user experience.
Jojoba oil offers luxurious hydration and smoothing — one of the world’s most amazing natural beauty ingredients. Jojoba oil is very similar to our natural sebum (skin oil). For this reason, it’s very effective at moisturizing skin and balancing natural oil production.
I’ve also added a few essential oils I favor in skin formulations – calendula, rose, and geranium. This combo produces a lovely, intoxicating aroma (spicy, woodsy, floral). And these essential oils together help with puffy skin and balance without being aggravating.
To make this concoction, mix everything together in a spoonful bowl and store it in a sealed jar. Keep scrolling down to get the full DIY instructions.
How do you make a Matcha mask?
Here’s what you need:
- 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 tsp aloe vera gel, juice, or scrapped from the plant
- 3 tsp raw, unrefined honey
- 1 tsp jojoba oil
- 2 drops of rose essential oil
- 2 drops of geranium essential oil
- 3 drops of calendula essential oil
- Mask brush (or fingers)
- Mask bowl (or small bowl)
- Small whisk or mixing device
- Mix matcha green tea powder, aloe vera, raw honey, jojoba oil, and essential oils in a small bowl.
- Stir together until you have a thick paste. You can optionally add 1/8 tsp vitamin e oil for increased shelf stability. Transfer to a clean, completely dry jar and store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
- Using a mask brush or fingertips, gently apply the mask to the face and neck. If it’s sticky and hard to apply, simply re-wet your face for a smoother application.
- Leave on for 10 minutes.
- Remove the mask with a warm/hot washcloth
- Enjoy glowing skin!
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