Monday, September 15, 2014

Green Tea Face Mask

I was challenged! You encouraged me to experiment with creating my own recipes and I have accepted the challenge. Here are the results of my experimentation with a green tea face mask that I made with ingredients I had on hand. The inspiration for this recipe comes from Humblebee & Me {HERE}, who also posted about encouraging us to all try experimenting with DIY beauty recipes. 

Green Tea Face Mask
1 Tbsp aloe vera juice (not gel!)
1 tsp matcha powder (or green tea extract)
4-6 tsp European clay powder
5 drops jojoba oil

Whisk together the aloe vera juice and the matcha. Slowly add the clay until it looks like a mask paste. Whisk in jojoba oil. 

Apply to face. Leave on for about 20 minutes, the mask does dry out. Rinse off mask, I used a warm wash cloth. 

I had a moment of terror as I used a warm wash cloth to loosen the clay mask and clean my face off that when I opened my eyes, my skin would be green. Thankfully, it wasn't. Just sparkly, squeaky clean.

I followed this mask up with a few drops of chilled macadamia nut oil gently rubbed into my skin. 

Sensitive skin warning: As I've mentioned before, I do have sensitive skin. I noticed some slight redness on my cheeks and a bit of irritation. It didn't last long and wouldn't prevent me from doing it again. 

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