I’ve been talking about trying this DIY face mask for months and I’ve finally gotten around to it. Just in time too, what with the beach weather barreling down the calendar toward us. Time to make that skin glow!
Why DIY? Because it’s nice to know what is going on your face every once in a while. That, and the results on your skin just might be good. Using ingredients you can get yourself and mix yourself, there’s no reason not to at least try making your own face mask and seeing how it goes. I know that for regular usage there are a lot of really great products out there made by a lot companies that spend a lot of money to make the best product so they can get a lot of sales. That is the case unless you sell something with the pH of bleach like Jeunesse Global does with Instantly Ageless, but generally it’s in the best interest of a company to sell us products with good and obviously safe results. That’s how they keep us coming back for more! But that’s not what this is about today. This is about DIY, Matcha green tea, honey, and your gorgeous, hopefully soon-to-be-pampered, face.
Honey needs no introduction, although you should know that it is a natural anti-biotic, but for anyone that is not exactly sure what Matcha green tea is, here is a primer. Matcha green tea is a tea that is sold as a powder, it is typically very high in anti-oxidants, it has a bitter but pleasant taste, it is consumed traditionally in Japan, and it is among other things a little bit expensive. The most important thing for us is the anti-oxidant feature of Matcha green tea because that is why it is the main ingredient of our face mask. Our skin is constantly being attacked by the elements, including the sun, so all the help we can give it in the anti-oxidant department is a welcome boost.
So let’s get straight to it. Here are the simple instructions I used to make my version of Match green tea and honey facemask.
- Boil water (you can skip the first two steps and add Matcha powder directly to honey. It made it hard to mix though, so I’ll make a paste first next time)
- Mix one tablespoon of Matcha with about 1/2 a tablespoon of water until you have a paste that spreads easily.
- Mix in a 1 to 5 helping of honey. That’s 1/5 of the mixture should be honey.
- Add a dash of lemon juice if you so desire. Lemon is fantastuc as a natural exfoliant and evens out skin pigmentation.
- Apply to freshly cleansed skin
- Go to YouTube and check out my other videos. Add snacks for maximum enjoyment.
- After 10 min, use a washcloth soaked in hot water to wipe away the face mask.
- Enjoy the results of smooth, refreshed skin.
When you are done and you’ve washed off the mask, your skin should feel very refreshed though depending on the water you use you may feel a little dryness. If you do, apply your usual moisturizer but take care to avoid anything that will clog your pores. That is the last thing you want after going through the trouble of loving your skin so well!
What’s the verdict? I am very happy with the results and how my skin feels afterward and it’s especially nice to know exactly what is going on my face. But the truth is I’d rather hear from you about what you think so please tell me what you thought of the Matcha green tea and honey facemask via twitter @TheSkinnyAnne