My love affair with matcha continues.
In this recent article I wrote about the top 12 health benefits of green tea, and why matcha is the best kind to choose.
Today I want to tell you about the super-easy and best-ever face mask I’ve been making using matcha powder.
Matcha powder is loaded with antioxidants to nourish your skin and protect against sun damage and it is also gently cooling and anti-inflammatory.
You can make this mask simply by adding water to the powder, but if you have some, a little raw organic coconut oil will take this treatment to the next level.
Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory too, it’s a great moisturiser, and its natural anti-bacterial properties will help keep your skin radiantly clear.
This mask gives a glow like No Other face mask I’ve ever tried. That it smells heavenly too (assuming you love the smell of wholesome as I do) is an added bonus. Here’s how to make it.
- 1 tablespoon organic matcha powder
- 1/2 teaspoon raw organic coconut oil
1. Put a level tablespoon of matcha powder in a small bowl and add 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut oil and a few drops of water.
2. Stir to mix ingredients and keep on adding water a few drops at a time until you get a smooth yet thick paste. Make it too runny – especially if you go overboard with the coconut oil – and you’ll have a green slime that will slide right off your face.
If you have the right consistency, the mask will both go on easily and stay put. It will then slowly dry. Apply it to the whole of your face and neck and then leave it on for at least an hour.
This mask is so pure and mild you can even leave it on overnight if you wish, to allow even more of the good stuff to absorb through your skin.
Soak a flannel in warm water to remove the mask. As you rub off the dried mixture you’ll be gently exfoliating your skin as you reveal your noticeably more radiant complexion.