Face masks are a fun, satisfying, and effective way to help your skin look and feel its best. If you enjoy making your own face masks at home and haven’t tried one with matcha, you’re missing out! Matcha brings powerful health benefits to the table.
Rich antioxidants like EGCG, L-Theanine, and catechins help repair and protect skin from damage from within and without. These powerful antioxidants also reduce puffiness, inflammation, and redness while fighting bacteria and fungi. Vitamin K speeds healing. Chlorophyll acts as a deep cleanser and skin protectant. And the natural caffeine in matcha reduces wrinkles, brightens skin, and smooths cellulite.
Raw honey hydrates while tightening pores, removing dirt, and killing bacteria. Raw honey has more effect as the natural enzymes and micronutrients remain intact.
Coconut oil is a potent hydrating ingredient that also manages to be an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and cleansing superfood. It removes dirt and makeup easily while speeding healing. But coconut oil works best on dry skin and is not recommended for oily skin.
Water – to desired consistency
Clay pulls oils, bacteria, and toxins out of pores for a clean unlike any other. Gently exfoliating, rich in silica and minerals that boost collagen, brightening, and tightening, clay does it all. Unlike coconut oil, clay is perfect for oily skin and less recommended for dry skin.
The protein in yogurt helps repair, moisturize, and dissolve dead skin cells while probiotics resupply skin with good bacteria that counteract those causing acne, blackheads, rashes, and other problems. Charcoal is a potent detoxifier, absorbing dirt, oil, bacteria, toxins, and microparticles.
Matcha can improve just about any mask you buy. Just mix in a half teaspoon to your normal mask to add extra antioxidant, cleansing, and invigorating power. Adjust the amount of matcha depending on the thickness of your mask.
Mix the ingredients into a paste and apply with fingers or a brush. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Enjoy cleaner, fresher, healthier skin.