This glow-enhancing green tea face mask will totally transform your skin and requires almost no effort to make!
What is Matcha Green Tea?
Matcha is a special type of green tea produced by shading the leaves of the green tea plant at the end of growing to increase the chlorophyll content and create a very mild and bright green tea.
This powdered green tea is packed with tons of antioxidants and nutrients because of this intricate shade-growing process. By slowly inhibiting sunlight, Matcha green tea leaves preserve nutrients such as the amino acid L-Theanine and contains an impressive antioxidant count – 1386 ORAC units per gram to be exact!
Why Use Matcha In This Green Tea Face Mask Recipe?
Matcha green tea contains abundance of antioxidants and nutrients and is chock full of Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E. B2 plays an essential role in maintaining collagen levels for firmness. Vitamin E supports new skin cell growth and also hydrates for soft and nourished skin.
Furthermore, Matcha contains chlorophyll which helps detox your skin. It fights free radicals that can damage skin cells. On top of that, it contains caffeine which energizes the skin and optimizes cellular energy to help keep skin hydrated, conditioned and looking fresh.
Honey is a natural antibacterial so its great for hormonal breakouts and acne. Honey is also full of antioxidants which slows down aging and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Equally important, honey moisturizes smooths skin which helps with a glowing complexion.
How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Face Mask
This mask is so simple to make. The basic recipe is green tea and honey, but you can customize it for your skin.
Right now I am battling sun spots, punishment for abusing my skin when I was a teenager. Therefore, I add in some toner containing glycolic acid. Today, I added a few drops of tea tree oil to help clear up a hormonal breakout.
1 teaspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 teaspoon raw honey
Mix the honey and Matcha powder to form a paste. Depending on the consistency of your honey, you may need slightly more or less.
Apply to your face, neck and chest area with a wide brush. It takes about five minutes to completely dry. Leave on for about 10 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
- Add yogurt to the green-tea powder for added moisture.
- Add a mild (5% or less) lactic acid peel for exfoliation and brightening.
- Add fresh lemon juice for tightening skin and brightening.
- Add tea tree oil to help combat hormonal breakouts and acne.
- Add aloe to soothe skin and moisturize.
Matcha Green Tea Face Mask Results
I love the results from this green tea mask! My skin was left soft and smooth–AND hello radiant glow.