Matcha green tea is a bright green, fine powder made from grinding the whole leaf of the Camellia Sinensis tree. Loaded with antioxidants and known for being a superfood, like most things, if it's good for you inside, it's good for you outside. I love this face mask for a dose of antioxidants.
As a tea, matcha is like a super-strong earthy cup of green tea. It contains caffeine, but has a longer lasting, more even-keeled energy boost than coffee. It was originally used in tea ceremonies in Japan, but now has worldwide appeal due to it's super-food qualities. I love a cup of matcha in the morning - the flavour, the routine and knowing I'm giving my body a healthy boost of chlorophyll and antioxidants. Yum!
These days the way I approach the ingredients in my kitchen is if it can be eaten, it can be made into a beauty DIY. I love this mask's very 'alive' and strong green tea smell, the antioxidants also work wonders and this mask is cooling and calming - great for puffiness. The honey in the mask is antibacterial, moisturizing and also full of antioxidants. For double the benefits sip a matcha latte while the face mask is on!
1tbsp Matcha green tea powder
1 tsp Raw honey
A Few sprinkles of filtered water (optional)
Bowl for mixing
2 mins to make, 10-20 for mask time
1/ Mix honey and matcha together until uniform.
2/ If mixture is too thick, and a few drops of filtered water until consistency is more spreadable.
Using brush, apply mask evenly to skin avoiding eye area. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes and remove with lukewarm water and a cleansing cloth. (A cloth is needed to remove any colour that may remain on the skin and provides a little exfoliation too).
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