I’m back in the pantry again this week! And it seems like I’m being inspired by all the colours of the rainbow. Last week we dived right into a cheerful yellow turmeric face mask that seemed to hit all the right spots with you. And now I’m making my way over to where the grass seems a bit greener, to bring you this pretty eye-catching DIY matcha face mask!
I’m a sucker for lots of colour, so I was super excited to give matcha a try. Matcha powder makes for the perfect dry ingredient to mix with whatever liquid tickles your fancy really. I decided that I wanted a smooth, creamy consistency so opted to use coconut cream because it’s nice and thick and works really well in a mask as it sticks better than what coconut milk would.
Today I’m shining the spotlight on green tea and how it can benefit your skin, plus how using it in a face mask can help you to obtain the maximum glow.
Matcha Green Tea Skincare Benefits :
The main component of matcha powder is its powerful antioxidants, these are what goes to work to protect and repair your skin from any UV damage. UV damage is the leading cause of changes to the appearance of your skin.
Combined with additional anti-inflammatories which helps to reduce redness and restore any dryness.
Matcha is also a powerful antibacterial agent ideal for calming acne and unclogging pores.
Matcha is also commonly used in anti-aging skin care because of its caffeine content. Caffeine helps to increase elastin and collagen which lessens the ageing effect such as wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin B2 helps to maintain collagen levels providing skin with firmness and structure.
And incase you needed any further persuading, here are a handful more reasons why you should give this kick-ass mask a try:
- Coconut cream for moisturising and hydration, alleviating dry, irritated skin.
- French Clay exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates circulation.
- Aloe Vera soothes and calms the skin whilst slowing the signs of ageing.
- Green tea contains Vitamin E which supports new skin cell growth leaving you with soft, nourished skin.
How To Make A Matcha Face Mask
You will need:
- 2 Teaspoons Coconut Cream (Purchase HERE)
- Teaspoon Matcha Powder (Purchase HERE)
- Teaspoon Green Clay (Purchase HERE)
- Teaspoon Aloe Vera Gel (I used mine from the plant).
Extract the aloe vera gel directly from the plant, then you want to get into a more workable form by either mashing it with the back of a fork, or placing it into a blender.
Then add the rest of your ingredients to a ceramic bowl and mix until all ingredients are combined and they form a smooth paste. Adjust accordingly if it is too dry, or too wet adding more coconut cream or matcha powder.
Apply the mask evenly to a clean face using a cosmetics brush or clean fingers, avoiding your eyes and hairline. Leave the mask on for approx 15 minutes.
To remove the mask, rehydrate your face by splashing on some water, then use a damp face cloth to wipe the rest off.
Follow your mask with your favourite moisturiser, or facial oil for additional nourishment. You can enjoy this mask as part of your self care ritual once or twice a week.
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