DIY Hydrating Green Tea Face Mask
January 3, 2017 | Kathryn Kellogg
Last Updated on August 2, 2022
This DIY Hydrating Green Tea Face Mask will leave your skin looking and feeling gorgeous! You can quickly make your own DIY hydrating face mask with a few ingredients and simple steps.
homemade face mask for glowing skin
I’ve never had perfect skin as we’ve discussed in my blackhead busting face mask post, but it’s certainly getting better. I knew that I wanted to make my own homemade face mask for glowing skin that was loaded with a bunch of junk!
Between the weather, the junk food, and the hard water, I feel like I’ve had to overcome a mountain – a metaphorical skin-care mountain.
Hard water likes to zap the moisture out of your skin it’s a dangerous combo when winter rolls around.
But, no fear! There’s no need to run out to the store and buy a pre-made face mask full of questionable ingredients stuffed into a single-use plastic bag. Whip up a DIY hydrating face mask instead.
using a green tea mask
I try and do a homemade hydrating face mask once a week. The blackhead busting mask is great to get rid of blackheads, but it’s not the best for replenishing moisture.
I moisturize my face almost daily with this lotion, but sometimes you need something a little extra. That’s where my green tea face mask comes in handy.
ingredients needed for DIY hydrating face mask
This face mask is only three simple ingredients matcha green tea powder, honey, and aloe vera.
Matcha is an extremely potent green tea. It’s full of antioxidants that are great for rejuvenating and tightening skin. It’s useful as an acne treatment because it can reduce sebum production.
Matcha contains chlorophyll which helps detox your skin. It fights free radicals that can damage skin cells. On top of that, it contains a lot of natural caffeine that helps stimulate your skin with new healthy growth leaving you revitalized.
It’s also anti-inflammatory great for reducing redness! Basically, if you don’t have perfect skin – matcha can help you in some way! If you have perfect skin, keep it that way by using matcha.
Matcha can be filled in bulk on either the spice or tea aisle. It’s the perfect ingredient to add to this homemade face mask for glowing skin!
Raw honey is a natural antibacterial, so it’s great for treating acne, and it helps with acne prevention.
Honey is also full of antioxidants, so this green tea mask will freeze time! Ok, that’s a gross exaggeration, but it will help slow down aging. Say buh-bye to fine lines and wrinkles.
Honey is also incredibly moisturizing and smoothing. It will give you a glowing complexion. It’s clarifying, which helps open up your pores. It will help unclog your pores and allows the matcha and aloe to do their job. It adds a nice texture to the green tea mask too!
I buy raw honey in glass jars, but I can also get it filled at Rainbow Grocery.
Aloe is a fabulous moisturizer and one of my zero waste beauty cabinet staples. I use it in my mouthwash, as a toner, and in this face mask. It does a lot of similar things to the last two items.
It fights acne, is anti-aging, is a super moisturizer, and heals burns. I talk in depth about aloe in the two posts linked above if you’d like further reading.
I filled up on aloe at Rainbow Grocery, but you can also make it easy with an aloe plant. Grab my recipe here. It’s a must-have ingredient for this homemade hydrating face mask.
hydrating matcha green tea face mask:
- 1 Tablespoon of Matcha Powder
- 1 Teaspoon of Raw Honey
- 2 Teaspoons of Aloe Vera Gel
Stir all of the ingredients together and apply the homemade hydrating face mask to a clean, dry face. Let it dry and leave it on for 20-40 minutes, or a whole hour if you want! Rinse it off with warm water and pat it dry.
Your skin will be glowing and should be noticeably smoother.
frequently asked questions
how often can you use green tea mask on your skin?
I am definitely trying to use this mask once a week. After I use it, my complexion is less splotchy and smoother.
Winter skin tends to look flat and dull. This mask breaks that pattern leaving it with a nice soft glow.
can I use the homemade hydrating face mask on other parts of my body?
Yup! It’s fine to use on your legs, arms, and even your back. Do not stick it anywhere internally, but externally it’s fine.
can I save some of the green tea face mask for later?
No, not really. Because we are making something without a bunch of preservatives, it will need to be used within a few days when possible. You can refrigerate it, but it’s best to use it right away.
I need to try this!! I have a LOT of matcha powder after buying it for healthy morning caffeine and not loving the taste. Clearly I just need to repurpose it. I hear great things about green tea and aloe in Korean skincare regimens, so I’m not surprised the combo is so effective!
Clearly, you’re ready for a face mask! Hmmm… fascinating. I didn’t know that about Korean skincare. I’ll look more into it.
Should this be made before each use or can you make a big batch to use over time?
It would be best to make it before each use, especially if you are using fresh aloe vera without a preservative. Otherwise you would risk it spoiling etc.
Awesome recipe but I’m just wondering if you still use this mask as is or if you’ve upgraded it to include more ingredients
This is a very fun recipe. I’ve always had problems with skin chapping in the winter time, when it gets really cold and dry outside. I’ve also found some essential oils, and was wondering if incorporating any of these scents would be amazing in a face mask. https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/essential-oils
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