This green tea DIY face mask is so hydrating just like a tall drink of water, but for your face! While at home in the quarantine, unable to get a proper facial (extractions and all), this is my go to home remedy! It only consists of three ingredients, that most likely you have in your pantry! There’s nothing like a little self care in your nightly routine, and I think you’ll enjoy this simple DIY face mask!! You deserve some self love!
When I began my herbalism journey, I immediately started experimenting with more topical herbs. First it was plantain, a common weed, that relieves itching and skin irritation. I’d chew up a leaf from the ground and rub it as a paste over my mosquito bites. Itch gone. I was instantly hooked on plants and their medicinal magic!
Recently, the Herbal Academy sent me this beautifully illustrated botanical book with over 200 recipes of herbal remedies and DIY beauty and skincare. There were so many hair masks and DIY face masks and soaps to be made! That night, I was up late ordering new and exciting staple ingredients, like jojoba oil and beeswax. All organic of course. I mean, it was being applied to my skin, the biggest organ of all!
This mask with three ingredients is very hydrating, and anyone with dry and flakey skin, can appreciate some great moisture! Make sure though, that all ingredients are raw and organic. Treat your skin the way you want to be treated. Here’s what you need!
Matcha is green tea leaves that are shade- grown for three to four weeks before harvest. The leaves are ground into a fine green powder. Shading boosts the chlorophyll production in the plant, giving the leaves a rich green color. The lack of sun reduces the plant’s photosynthesis of the leaves, which alters the level of caffeine, flavanols, sugars, antioxidants, and theanine. Matcha is anti bacterial and contains incredibly high levels of epigallocatechin gallate which is helpful in reducing inflammation and to even skin tone.
Honey is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture into the skin. It’s also antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal making it great for acne-prone skin and any inflammatory skin issues. This is a key ingredient in this green tea DIY face mask. To find raw and local honey, definitely check out your local farmers’ market. It’s a great place to network and meet farmers in your area.
Most grocery stores, including Whole Foods carry aloe sold as an individual leaf. These babies last a while in the fridge, so long as you wrap the end of it tightly with seran wrap or tin foil after cutting each piece off. The edges are spiky, so be careful spooning it out. I like to blend it first in my food processor to make sure there are not clumps in the mask. Aloe contains vitamin a and c and it highly anti-inflammatory, making it great for dry skin.
How Easy is This Mask?
Just mix up the three ingredients into a paste and apply it to your make up free clean face. Keep it on for 20-30 minutes then wash off with warm water. It’s great for applying before you take a warm bath for the ultimate self care evening routine!
Green Tea DIY Face Mask
Three ingredient pantry staple face mask. It’s deeply nourishing and hydrating and your skin will thank you later!
- Prep Time5 min
- Total Time20 min
For the burger
- 2 tablespoons matcha or green tea powder
- 4 teaspoons aloe gel
- 1-2 teaspoons raw honey
Preparing the spices
Blend the aloe leaf gel in a food processor until smooth
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add more honey or matcha powder, if it’s too runny
Apply gently to your face, avoiding your eyes
Leave for 20-40 minutes then rinse face with warm water. Follow up with moisturizer