We don’t always have enough time in the day to properly look after our skin, so creating our own skin treatments can be out of the question. This calming and age defying face mask is free from nasty chemicals, and can be kept for months, meaning you can always have a wonderful, low tox face mask whenever the mood takes you.
Matcha, a finely ground powder of specifically grown and processed green tea leaves, has been used for the skin for centuries in Asia, and is now a popular ingredient in modern skincare products.
This wonderful powder treats inflammation, reducing the redness that comes with irritating skin conditions such as acne. Matcha is suitable for all skin types, and is a gentle, natural exfoliant, perfect for sensitive and dry skin. One of its best features is its ability to stimulate elastin product, adding volume and vitality into the skin, giving it wonderful anti-aging properties.
The star of the show in this face mask is the volcano formed Bentonite clay. Composed of the ash made from volcanos, Bentonite clay works miracles for your skin on a molecular level. The clay has the ability to produce an electrical charge when it comes in contact with a liquid, and binds to toxins. This binding reaction allows toxins from everyday life to be drawn from the skin, leaving it looking, and feeling, healthier.
When combined with activated charcoal, this mask leaves the skin free of pore clogging oils and toxins. Its gentle formula is kind on sensitive and damaged skin, and the easy recipe makes it the perfect mask for time poor individuals.
MATCHA + BENTONITE CLAY + ACTIVATED CHARCOAL MASK RECIPE
(makes 10 masks)
5 teaspoons of Organic, unsweetened Matcha Powder
5 teaspoons Bentonite Clay
5 teaspoons of Activated Charcoal
Whisk the powders together in a large bowl, before transferring into an airtight jar or container. Keep in a cool, dark place ready for use. When your skin is in need of some TLC, measure out 1 ½ teaspoons of the powder, and mix with 2 tbsp of water and apply to the skin.
Leave the mask for fifteen to twenty minute to drive, then gently wash off with warm water. For the ultimate pampering experience, use a DIY rosewater and tea tree facial toner to leave your skin feeling its best. To remove any clay mask that gets stuck on your nails, put our lavender, rose geranium and patchouli hand wash to use.