I like these two DIY matcha face masks a lot.
My skin looks clearer and less pigmented and it also feels smoother.
This is probably due to all the goodness in matcha green tea.
Matcha is a traditional Japanese preparation where tea leaves are gently dried, never heated, and then crushed into a powder.
The tea is made by whisking the powder with steamy hot water (this is the more traditional preparation) or a milk of your choice for a matcha tea latte (you’ll find this option at your local Starbucks).
The lack of processing helps the tea retain as many antioxidants and nutrients as possible. Many have even called matcha a superfood comparable to blueberries and dark chocolate!
While it is recommended to regularly drink green tea for its internal benefits, you may consider a topical use of matcha tea for external benefits as well.
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You can find more skin benefits of matcha powder face mask below the recipe.
DIY Anti Aging Matcha Mask (without preservative)
I have made two recipes, one contains a preservative, just in case you want your diy matcha face mask to last longer.
- matcha powder tea (1 tsp)
- honey (1 teaspoon)
- vegetable glycerin (1 tablespoon)
- ground oats (1 tablespoon)
- 10 drops of Rosehip oil
- 5 drops of frankincense or lavender essential oil (optional, but recommended)
How to make it:
Combine matcha powder with ground oats.
Add honey and glycerin and mix well.
Then, add the rosehip oil and the essential oil of your choice.
Make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Apply a thick layer over the face and neck and let the ingredients work its magic for 20 minutes.
Rinse off using warm water.
This mask is ideal for pigmented, dry, dehydrated and wrinkly skin. It can be used 3 or 4 times a week.
If you have any remaining mask, use it to moisturize and rejuvenate the hands.
Homemade Matcha Moisturizer Mask (with preservative)
- 5 gr Shea butter
- 5 gr emulsifying wax
- 10 gr Apricot kernel oil
- 50 gr distilled water
- 3 gr green matcha powder
- 15 gr vegetable glycerin
- vitamin E oil 5 gr
- lavender essential oil (10 drops)
- broad spectrum preservative at 1 %
Combine Shea butter and emulsifying wax and place into a heat resistant container.
Put distilled water into a heat resistant container.
Place both containers over a saucepan with water and heat it slowly, making sure the water doesn’t boil.
Once the Shea butter is melted, take it off the heat and add the Apricot kernel oil.
Take the distilled water off the heat and add the matcha tea. Stir well, making sure the green tea is completely dissolved. Add the glycerin and stir.
Incorporate the green matcha tea to the oil mixture slowly while whisking at the same time. Keep mixing until the water and oils have emulsified (10 to 15 minutes).
Add lavender essential oil and vitamin E.
The last thing is to add the preservative. Stir or whisk until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Transfer to an sterilized container and store in a cool, dark place.
This amount will make about 70 gr of face mask. The shelf life is 6 months approx.
Apply a layer on the face and neck and leave for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. It could also be used as a night moisturizer.
Matcha Face Mask Benefits
1. Antioxidant Properties
Of all the antioxidants known to mankind, the components of green tea are the most potent, says Mukhtar.Source
Matcha contains chlorophyll, lending its vibrant green color to the tea, which also protects skin from sun damage.
Repeated or extended exposure to the sun (i.e. falling asleep on the beach while on your sunny vacation) can cause premature wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots and even increases your chances of skin cancer.
Using a matcha skin mask post-sun can assist the skin’s natural healing process, clearing out the damaging free radicals that destroy youthful-looking skin.
2. Antibacterial Action
Matcha contains another organic super substance, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCg. Inside the body, EGCgs are known to have a powerful anti-cancer effect. On the skin, this compound is antibacterial and antibiotic, reducing your chances of irritated acne and blemishes.
As many of us know, eating a highly processed diet can lead to puffy eyes, swollen skin and a bloated belly.
This is mainly because of the inflammatory response that happens within the body while it attempts to process packaged meats, salty snacks and other junk foods.
Here’s where matcha is good for you inside out. Drinking matcha is naturally anti-inflammatory due to it’s high antioxidant content.
Matcha also contains Ltheanine, which when applied topically on the skin has been found to reduce inflammation. Great news for puffy eyes!
We live in a world full of environmental toxins, from the pollutants in the air to the food we eat.
What we put on the skin is no exception.
Matcha is uniquely detoxifying as its high chlorophyll content assists the body in removing chemicals and heavy metals.
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A Simple DIY Mask
If you’re looking for a healthy, green alternative to an expensive face mask or cream, matcha absolutely steals the show.
Simply mix a teaspoon of matcha powder with an equal amount of coconut oil for a quick do-it-yourself mask that will leave your skin smooth, clear and nourished.