DIY: Matcha Green Tea Mask

Green Tea vs. Matcha Green Tea

While both green tea and matcha green tea are made from the leaves of the plant, how they are grown, harvested and ready are completely different. Matcha green tea is made in the shade and the young whole leaves are carefully picked, dried out and ground into a great powder. While basic green tea leaves are typically made from steeping the leaf in hot water.

Skincare advantages of matcha green tea

Particularly, in skincare, you will certainly obtain some effective anti-oxidant take advantage of using matcha green tea topically. Anti-oxidants fight the negative impacts of UV radiation as well as free radical pollution in the air that can prematurely age the skin layer. It is actually stated that the anti-oxidants in matcha green tea assist to reactivate undesirable skin layer cells because of UV exposure, air pollution as well as way of life.
Matcha green tea includes a substance referred to as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This compound is actually extremely anti-inflammatory as well as is actually very advantageous for the inflammation that includes acne, rosacea, redness because of winter as well as night general skin tone.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon of organic matcha green tea powder
Pick 1 of the following for your skin type:
For acne and oily skin types
1 tablespoon of pure aloe vera gel or 1 teaspoon of raw honey
For normal and combination skin types
1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin or rose water
Dry and sensitive skin types
1 tablespoon of mashed avocado or hemp seed oil

Customize it

DIY: Matcha Green Tea Mask
  • You can mix and match wet ingredients such as aloe and honey if you feel dry with acne.

  • For very oily skin or deep skin cleansing you may want to add 1/2 teaspoon of bentonite clay with 1/2 of matcha green tea powder, 1 teaspoon of honey and a few drops of water.   

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix your matcha green tea powder with your honey, aloe or oil until you form a nice creamy paste.
You may need more or less depending on how thick your honey or aloe vera gel is if you are using either of those. You may want to add a few drops of water as well. 
2. Apply to face using a brush and leave on skin for 10 - 15 minutes. 
3. Remove with a warm wet washcloth.
I am a big fan of this cute little mask brush and bowl kit. If you are a DIY mask maker, having one of these is a must!
DIY: Matcha Green Tea MaskDIY: Matcha Green Tea Mask

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