Matcha, the vibrant green tea you drink or have seen others ordering at your local coffee shop, is all the rage these days. And it should be. This superfood is loaded with health benefits everyone wants, like boosting your metabolism, lowering your risk of heart disease and enhancing your mood.
But drinking Matcha isn’t the only Matcha trend you should be trying. This green tea is a natural detoxifier filled with antioxidants that help you maintain a youthful skin glow. That’s why many average Jane’s and even celebrities, like Miranda Kerr, use Matcha to achieve healthy, glowing skin.
We all love pampering ourselves and having a healthy complexion. So if you haven’t found a face mask that really works for your dry, winter skin or you just want to try a new one, here are 3 definitely worth testing this winter.
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This face mask deliver antioxidants plus hydrates and gently exfoliates your face. And since you’re already buying avocados, buy a few extra and make yourself some guacamole to snack on while your mask sits.
What you need:
- 1 tsp. Matcha
- ¼ of an avocado, mashed
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. honey
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients into a small or medium-sized bowl and mix together well. Apply a thin layer to your face, and then gently scrub the mixture around with your fingertips in a circular motion. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then rinse off with a warm washcloth. You can also apply this to other parts of your body.
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This nourishing, moisturizing face mask is simple to make, and since its ingredients have long shelf lives, you can make a bigger batch in advance and store it in your bathroom to have for regular, future use.
What you need:
- 1 tsp. Matcha green tea powder
- ½ to 1 tsp. raw honey
Directions: Mix the Matcha and honey in a small bowl until you form a paste. Depending on the exact consistency you want, you might have to add a little more or less honey. Spread over your entire face and neck, minus your eyes and lips, in circular movements. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, and then remove the mask using a warm, wet cloth.
Putting this easy-to-make face mask on can help reduce acne and give you smoother, more vibrant skin. And if you have dry skin, you can also cut out part of the water and add aloe vera, Greek yogurt or honey.
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What you need:
- ½ Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. Matcha
- ½ tsp. coconut oil (optional)
Directions: Boil some water. Then take 1 Tbsp. of water and mix it with your Matcha powder until you have a spreadable paste. You can also next add the coconut oil to help moisturize. Wash your face, and then apply the Matcha face mask and let it sit for about 20 minutes or until it’s dry. Use a warm, wet washcloth to remove it when the time is up.
Do you have a Matcha face mask you swear by? Tell us about it in the comments!