Matcha and Aloe Face Mask (DIY Mask at Home)/
Here’s how to make my favourite wonderfully soothing and rejuvenating matcha and aloe face mask at home…
All of the ingredients in this homemade mask work in tandem to soothe, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. So, it’s time to pop the kettle on, enjoy a cuppa and a sit down while the mask does it’s thing all over your face…
Aloe Vera for Your Skin + How to Pick a Good Leaf
Aloe vera is good, actually, it’s great to put on the face and skin Aloe vera has been used for centuries for it’s skin soothing and anti aging properties. Aloe vera also contains lots of anti oxidants, just like in green tea.
In this rejuvenating face mask recipe, you can use fresh aloe gel or alternatively, you can use a natural shop bought gel, just like this one as an alternative.
I love using fresh aloe vera, it’s especially good for using on sore skin or sun burned skin due to it’s wonderful cooling abilities. I like the fact that I can take a leaf, cut it in half and use it straight from the leaf. I have been advised previously to drain the leaf and to soak it prior to use to remove the latex. The latex in the plant is usually a yellow liquid. I also try to only use the gel from the very center of the leaf and avoid the outer edges. The very center, in the thickest part of the leaf is where the healthiest gel is found.
It’s best to pick a mature leaf from the bottom of the plant, ensure it’s nice and chunky and free from mold or brown spots. Take a knife and cut it at the base. When preparing the leaf, cut around 2 inches from the top and discard it. It’s easiest to cut the leaf into 3-4 pieces. Remove the prickly edges and then slice each piece into two. Next scoop out the gel.
Matcha Green Tea Questions
What is Matcha Green Tea?
Matcha is a Japanese green tea traditionally used in a spiritual tea ceremony.
Matcha is a special type of green tea that is grown in the shade. The new shoots under the shade are hand plucked and minimally carefully processed. The shade increases the chlorophyll and amino acids. Matcha is famous for it’s striking green colour and rich taste.
If you love matcha green tea, you may love to read about all the ways that you can mix matcha without a bamboo whisk. Matcha works fabulously in so many recipes as it comes in powder form and can easily be incorporated into cakes, drinks, lattes and more. Here’s ten ways to use matcha green tea in recipes.
Is Matcha Green Tea Healthy?
Tea itself is high in antioxidants and matcha green tea contains higher amounts making it super healthy indeed. This is due to two reasons; firstly, matcha is grown and produced to retain it’s freshness by minimal processing. Secondly, the whole leaf is consumed in concentrated quantities rather than taken by an infusion, just as regular tea is enjoyed.
Recent studies suggest that the number of catechins (anti oxidants) found in matcha is up to 137 times higher than in green tea.
Can Matcha Green Tea Aid in Weight Loss?
Matcha green tea is well known to assist in weight loss and weight maintenance. Matcha green tea can aid in speeding up the metabolism if paired with a healthy diet and exercise regime.
Is Matcha Powder Good for Your Skin?
Green tea is beneficial to our bodies by both drinking and applying topically to skin. Using a good quality matcha green tea powder in this face mask recipe is a great way to promoting healthy happy skin.
Can I use a Matcha Face Mask Everyday?
Whilst there are many people that would use this mask every day, I would recommend 1-2 times per week for optimum results. Always do a patch test first in case of skin sensitivity and consult with your healthcare provider.
Does Matcha Stain Your Skin?
This is a really interesting question because matcha green tea does stain fabrics however it is extremely unlikely to stain our skin. That’s if we use pure matcha powder rather than matcha mixes, other ingredients may have a staining effect.
Health Benefits of Honey
Using honey topically comes with lots of healthy skin boosting benefits. Honey has been used for centuries as a natural cleanser, moisturiser and anti aging serum. The anti oxidant properties found in honey help keep the skin youthful and keep it feeling fresh too.
I like using an organic wildflower honey. Occasionally, I like to indulge in a manuka honey made in New Zealand a pot of this stuff is around £60! So it’s definitely a treat. Other honey’s that are proven to be highly beneficial to the skin are Kanuka, Buckwheat and Thyme.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil comes with a whole host of heath benefits. Coconut oil works wonders as a natural moisturiser and as an aid for anti aging also. I love coconut oil so much. I have a jar in my pantry AND a jar in my bathroom. I love using it to remove eye make-up. My skin is incredibly sensitive, even brands such as Simple and products such as popular Micellar Water cause my skin to break out in a rash. The only thing I can successfully use is coconut oil and the best bit, one jar lasts about a year as a make up remover - hooray!
Coconut oil works as a miracle anti aging aid due to the triglycerides found in the oil. It’s this that helps the skin repair it’s collagen layer. And we all know how important collagen is at helping us look more youthful.
Please do a patch test before using the mask just in case you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients. And, as with all of my blogs, this is for information purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical conditions. Always seek advice from your healthcare provider.
How to Make This Matcha and Aloe Face Mask From Scratch
INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 Mask)
1 Teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 Tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel - Fresh or Shop Bought
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon of Honey
If using fresh aloe vera, you will firstly need to prepare the leaf. Wash and dry the leaf. Cut about 2 inches from the top and discard. Cut the leaf into 3-4 pieces and remove the prickly edges. Slice each piece into two and scoop out the gel. If you do not have a plant to hand, you can easily use shop bought aloe vera gel.
Combine the aloe vera gel, matcha green tea, coconut oil and honey to a bowl and mix together. You can also use a immersion blender or regular blender and gently pulse to combine to a mask like consistency.
On clean, dry skin, smother your face and neck in the mask and leave on for about 10-15 minutes before removing with warm water.
Ensure you sit back and unwind with a cuppa and relax while the mask works it’s magic. Enjoy :)
Read More of my Matcha Green Tea Recipes
Anti Aging Aloe Vera & Matcha Face Mask
- 1 Teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder
- 1 Tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel - Fresh or Shop Bought
- 1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon of Honey
- If using fresh aloe vera, you will firstly need to prepare the leaf. Wash and dry the leaf. Cut about 2 inches from the top and discard. Cut the leaf into 3-4 pieces and remove the prickly edges. Slice each piece into two and scoop out the gel. Alternatively, use shop bought gel.
- Combine the gel, matcha, coconut oil and honey to a bowl and mix together. Blend and gently pulse to combine to a paste.
- On clean, dry skin, smother your face and neck in the mask and leave on for 10-15 minutes before removing with warm water.
This blog is for information purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical conditions. Always seek advice from your healthcare provider.
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