Green Tea Face Mask

Green Tea Face Mask

How to make your own matcha green tea mask with simple cupboard staples and the incredible powerhouse: matcha green tea. 

You can buy face masks that contain matcha but, matcha is very sensitive to air and temperature. So, it is best to create a homemade mask with warm water and good quality matcha, so that it is most efficacious. We combine matcha powder with honey, blitzed oats and warm water - super simple - but ingredients renowned for their anti-inflammatory qualities!

Whether it's the air pollutants, cold winters or the high UV and dryness of summer, there is a lot that can irritate or throw your skin off balance and inflammation. 

What Causes Skin Inflammation?

Inflammation is a defensive mechanism of the body, here the epidermis, which is triggered in response to stimulus, which the body perceives to be a danger. A good example of this is too much UV exposure. However, there are so many things in our day-to-day lives which can cause your skin to be inflamed. So, whether you're in need of calming your skin down or just wanting a bit of tlc with your matcha latte, our DIY face mask is here. 

Is Green Tea Anti-Inflammatory?

Green tea, specifically matcha green tea is full of phenolic compounds and polyphenols, which have been lauded recently for their anti-inflammatory properties. High quality matcha is shade grown, slowly so that the camellia sinensis (tea plant) leaves can develop more nutrients than a regular cup of green tea, making matcha a powerful source of bioactive compounds. This is why we've chosen to pair it with honey and oats, also full of phenolic compounds to give your face a moment to chill!

When in my Skincare Routine Should I use a Face Mask?

Always after using cleanser - you do not want anything standing between your skin and your mask that may stop you from properly absorbing all that goodness. 



1 tsb  PerfectTed Matcha Powder

2 tbsp Warm Water

1 tsb Honey

2 tbsp Blitzed Oats



Step 1. Always patch test first! Apply a small amount of your mask onto your wrist. When content that your skin is a matcha fan, prepare your face by washing your face with your usual cleanser. If you've been wearing SPF or makeup, consider a double cleanse so that nothing stands in the way of the mask and your skin.

Step 2. Whilst still damp apply your mask until you've got a gorgeous green layer, and leave until you feel the mask beginning to harden. 

Step 3. Wash the mask off with warm water and a clean flannel, apply your toner of choice followed by your usual moisturiser to complete your routine. 

Top Tip

If you need something to pass the time until your mask is ready to come off, peruse our Matcha 101 page!



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