DIY Rejuvenating Green Tea Matcha Mask

Monday, January 7, 2013


A new year means a fresh start.  A fresh start not only to your health but also to the way you take care of your skin.  Incorporating a mask into your skin care regime is a great place to start.  Maybe your skin needs a New Year's boost.  This incredible mask will do just that.

Matcha powder is a powerful antioxidant that will stimulate dead skin cells and improve tired, dull skin.  This is one of my favorite "secret" (not so secret anymore) masks.  It makes your skin feel and look like silk.

What you will need:
  • Matcha green tea powder -- I purchase mine from a local Asian Market.  You can also find at a specialty health food store or online here
  • Water
* You can use aloe vera gel instead of water if your skin is dry.

  Directions:
  1. Mix one tsp of matcha powder with a few drops of either water or aloe vera gel until you have a paste.  If your mask is too watery add more powder.  If it is too sticky add more water.
  2. Apply the mask to your face with a soft facial brush.
  3. Leave on for 20 minutes and then remove with warm water and a soft washcloth. 
  4. Follow up with a moisturizer.
For optimal results, this mask should be done 2-3 times per week .

Please come back and let me know what you think if you try this!  If you have any questions pertaining to this post please leave them below and I will do my best to answer.

26 comments:

Meghan said...

This sounds great! I will have to check if my Whole Foods has this. Thank you!

Alexa said...

And...you can totally freak out your husband and kids while wearing it! Haha. Seriously though this looks like such a good one! :)

Simply LKJ said...

Have to agree with Alexa! LOL Great tip. Will have to look for this. This dry air is wreaking havoc on my skin.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this!

I have a quick question about this mask -- you've recommended that this mask be rinsed but would it be OK to use a charcoal soap after the rinse? I tend to do masks before I shower (and I know this is borderline insane) but I don't feel clean without soap.

RRStarr said...

Instead of using water in face masks, I usually use rose water. Rose water is very soothing for the skin!

sherri lynn said...

My skin is definitely feeling tired and dull this winter, so I think I need to give this mask a try!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I have become so much cultured in the health food stores thanks to you! I love how you introduce us to different things.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love green tea in two forms as the actual tea and then i am obsessed with green tea ice cream not the mochi kind but straight up green tea ice cream it is amazing. maybe i need to like green tea in a third form in the facial mask version!

Brynn Renné said...

as i started reading this, i began to wonder if this is good for dry skin - my skin is suffering big time from the dry winter chill - and then you answered me ;) love the aloe vera tip & can not wait to try this! happy new year, lindsay!!! XO brynn

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Anonymous- Yes, you can apply mask and then wash your face. Not insane at all! :)

Holly-Bella Cassell said...

Loving the natural skin-care! I've tried Matcha powder before, it's excellent! Your blog has some great advice xoxo

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Rachael said...

Oooh! I want skin made of silk! Thanks for the tip. I know I've told you before, but I just adore your blog. I jump for joy with every new post!

Kellie Benge said...

Lindsay! I love your ideas and your blog and that little boy of yours is too cute for words!

PinkStripeySocks said...

Thanks so much for this post. I had green tea powder lying around, so I tried it out last night (http://www.pinkstripeysocks.com/2013/01/homemade-green-tea-matcha-mask.html) It smelled really yummy... but I'm not sure if I could tell a difference after just one try.... so I look forward to trying it again later on.

Kallie said...

I recently found your blog and I LOVE it! The homemade masks are my favorite. My question though, is that you normally recommend doing each mask 2-3 times per week for the best results. But you have so many mask recipes. Which ones do you do on a regular basis? Is it better to rotate them out (clay mask, green tea mask, etc) each week or to stick consistently to one for a while?

Benanda said...

I just clicked on your blog after reviewing a comment you left on mine over a year ago! Seriously... am I slow or what!? But I am excited to try out this mask... sounds like a very relaxing evening for this mama of 2 under 2!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I had bought Matcha tea and don't like the strong taste, flavor. Now I have a use for it ( :

Nevans said...

Loving the vitamin c serum! I have a few questions however. 1. Should this serum avoid the entire eye area? 2. If so, any recommendations for eye cream homemade or otherwise? and 3. what is an appropriate age to begin using this serum, I ask because I have a 13 year old daughter and am wondering if and when she should be starting a skin regimen? Thanks for the serum recipe!!

Green tea said...

Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage. Nice Post, Thanx

tifffany_keep_going said...

wow...it's so natural..i will definitely try this!!

tifffany_keep_going said...

wow...it's so natural..i will definitely try this!!

Anonymous said...

hi :) I created a new mask mixing two of yours, a Matcha/honey mask...i am now trying it on myself, do you think there's some downside?

Kelly Askenase said...

i wanna purchase this. but, where whole foods giant eagle?

Amna Malik said...

First of all Thanx...
Bt can we use crushed green tea leaves?

Anonymous said...

1 teaspoon is too much to use for one mask. Reduce the measurements to 1/4 teaspoon. Add an equal amount of heavy cream and honey, 1/4 teaspoon each. This well blended and smooth on to face. If you gently rub it off you can feel the moisturizing oils on your skin and this also acts as an exfoliation as well. Gently rinse face in tepid water and apply light mousturizer. Coconut & Macadamia nut oil combo is light and the skin drinks it in.

I am a Japanese natural skin care consultant.

Kim D. said...

Loved this! I applied a natural serum that contains rosehip seed oil, then applied the mask on top of that. My skin glowed afterwards! Thanks for the great post.

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