Green Tea Mask Recipe

Green tea is one of my favorite DIY beauty recipe secrets.  Green tea is naturally antibacterial and is full of antioxidants.  It also has some anti-inflammatory properties, so it can reduce puffiness when applied topically.

Green tea is beneficial when you drink it like in this matcha orange cocktail or when applied to the skin.  I brew green tea or white tea and drink it throughout the day.  Brew a little extra tea when you make this recipe so you have a nutritious drink to enjoy while the mask works its magic.

This mask also uses green tea clay, which is a combination of green tea and green clay.  The clay draws out impurities, so it exfoliates white it deep cleans.  If you can't find green tea clay, you can use green clay instead.

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Green Tea Facial Mask

What You Need

  1. Fill a tea kettle with water and heat until it is 175 degrees Fahrenheit.  If it boils, remove from heat and let cool for several minutes.  Use a candy thermometer to make sure the water is at the right temperature.  If the water is too hot, it destroys some of the benefits of the tea.
  2. Steep the tea bags in the water for 1 minute.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup green tea in a bowl and let cool.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of green tea clay or green clay and stir well.  
  5. Pierce the vitamin C capsules with a sterilized pin and squeeze in to the clay mixture.  Stir well.  
  6. Apply to your face and neck with your fingertips.  Let dry for 10-15 minutes or until you feel it start to tighten.
  7. Rinse with warm water.
For best results, use once a week.  Do not store leftovers.

This is one of my favorite masks for my oily skin.  I have large pores, and this makes them shrink temporarily.  

Have you ever tried a clay mask?

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