Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tea DIY: Green Tea Honey Mask

I'm seeing green tea being used in beauty products more and more but it's really easy to make your own. This mask is simple to whip up and i just love how it smells. It also makes you look a bit like swamp thing so it's fun to scare unsuspecting people :)

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of green tea powder
1 tablespooon of warm water
1 tablespoon of honey


 Step 1: Spoon green tea into glass bowl

I love matcha too much to use it in this way so I picked up a bag of super cheap green tea powder in Chinatown. There's no real need to sift the tea since it's going to wind up a bit muddy anyway.
 Step 2: Add tablespoon of honey to green tea

Since honey is a bit sticky I like to stir into the green tea a bit before moving on to the next step.


 Step 3: Add warm water to green tea and honey mixture

The consistency should be about the same as a regular mud mask. It's hard to be exact but you can always add more water if it is too dry or add more tea if it is too runny.
Step 4: Smooth mask over face and allow to dry

This step usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. It's messy so wear an old shirt and tie your hair up out of the way.

Step 5: Wipe off mask with soft wash cloth

If you have very sensitive skin, you might want to do a test spot before covering your whole face.