All natural face mask for glowing skin.
I got home one Friday after a long week of work and I was just drained. And you could tell. My skin was lackluster, I was dragging, and I just had no motivation. I was in serious need of a pick me up. So, I decided what I needed was a long bath and a face mask.
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The problem was, I was out of (the best) Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask and there was nothing in my fridge. No avocados, no bananas, nothing. So I decided to experiment with some things I did have and voila! Out came the green tea zen mask!
Since then, I have been testing out lots of different at-home facemask recipes lately and this is one of my favorites. It’s hydrating, decreases redness, reduces pore size, and brightens. All qualities that are music to my ears when it comes to skin-care. And honestly, a lot cheaper than almost anything on the market.
Why these ingredients?
Green Tea benefits
Green tea contains vitamin B, vitamin K, naturally occurring folic acids, magnesium, potassium, and other antioxidants. Green tea has been used medicinally for hundreds of years and is considered a superfood in some circles. The antioxidants and vitamin K can remove dark spots, skin discoloration, puffiness, and fine lines.
I use this one found on Amazon.
Baking Soda Benefits
Baking Soda is probably my favorite beauty ingredient at the moment. It exfoliates, brightens, and soothes any redness from irritation, acne, and even rashes! If used consistently over time, baking soda can even reduce scarring. Just a side note, overuse of baking soda can cause disruption in your skins PH balance. There are some people who use it every single day (to each their own) but I suggest no more than two times a week on your face.
Honey is naturally antibacterial. This means that it helps fight any unwanted acne-causing bacteria. Honey also promotes glowy skin because of how moisturizing it is. And lastly, honey is full of antioxidants that slow down the aging of the skin. Honey has more antioxidants than almost any other naturally occurring source. *Fun fact: Ancient Egyptians used honey in their embalming practices because of its natural preservatives.
I usually only use local honey because #allergies but if it’s too expensive I just grab this one on Amazon.
Ready to zen out? Follow these directions:
- 1 Green Tea Bag
- 1/2 Tspn Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 Tspn Raw Honey
Step One: Empty the contents of the tea bag into a small bowl. Using a spoon or a mortar, grind the tea leaves until it has a fine consistency. This will make for easier application and release the nutrients more effectively.
Step Two: Add the honey and baking soda to the tea leaves and stir until combined.
Step Three: Using your fingers or a face mask brush, apply a thick layer to the face.
Step Four: Relax for 30 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
This mask can be kind of drippy so I suggest keeping a towel or rag handy just in case.
If you really want to zen out, add two drops of lime or frankincense essential oil to the mixture.
I hope you guys really enjoy this mask. Face Masks are one of my favorite self-care routines. If you want some more at home, natural face mask recipes for all different skin types CLICK HERE and I’ll send you a whole recipe book for FREE! This book is perfect if you’re just starting out using natural products or if you’re a pro. I’ve compiled all my favorites and even some bonus hair treatments! All are super easy recipes and you usually already have the ingredients in your pantry!