The honey matcha mask can be said to be an extremely effective combo. Because matcha has a very strong antioxidant capacity, thereby anti-aging. Matcha also helps anti-inflammatory and antibacterial skin diseases including users. Honey bees, on the other hand, were not as effective with the same results as antioxidant and antibacterial. In addition, honey also helps your skin 'shine' after each use. So many cosmetic companies have added honey or propolis extracts to some of their product lines.
In this article, The Rike will guide you through 3 types of honey matcha masks that are both simple and extremely inexpensive. The reason is that you just need to combine matcha powder with what is available in many things at home. What are these? Find out below!
A honey matcha mask
The honey matcha mask as its name suggests is a combination of matcha and honey. How to make a honey matcha mask is also very simple. You just need to combine one teaspoon of matcha powder and one teaspoon of honey. Use this carefully and you can apply it on your face right away. If the set is too special, you can add a little honey too easily. You only need to apply it 1 to 2 times a week and you will definitely have a clear improvement on your face.
Honey and sugar matcha mask recipe
When you read the title, you will surely be surprised as to why combine the honey matcha mask with sugar. An ingredient that is all too familiar and seems a bit 'trivial'. However, sugar has good effects for the skin that few people know about.
Moisturizing: Sugar is a natural humectant. So, sugar has the ability to absorb moisture in the air around us. When well-moisturized, the skin becomes very soft.
Chemical Exfoliation: If you've ever used chemical exfoliants, you've probably heard of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a form of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or acid that has the ability to break down the 'glue layer' between the old, old skin above and the young and bright skin below. So, using AHA products like glycolic acid will help your skin stay young and bright. And glycolic acid is usually extracted from cane sugar. So, sugar also has the ability to exfoliate the skin.
Reduces oiliness: thanks to acidic ingredients such as glycolic acid. Your skin will always be balanced, i.e. neither too oily nor too dry.
To make a honey and sugar matcha mask, you only need to use: 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar (if there is brown sugar, the better). If it is too thick, you can add a little more honey and mix well. The mixture of honey and sugar matcha mask will be a bit greasy because the sugar is difficult to dissolve in this mixture. However, this is the plus point of this recipe. Because it helps you exfoliate more effectively, because the sugar crystals gently rub the outer layer of dead skin, this is the reason why many Korean cosmetic brands have super-selling black sugar exfoliants. Whereas you can make a similar product much cheaper with just matcha powder, honey and sugar.
Honey and lemon matcha mask recipe
Honey lemon tea is a great drink in hot weather. Lemon combined with matcha is a great recipe because lemon helps preserve the antioxidant components of the tea when we drink it. Therefore, when drinking lemon tea, we absorb more of the antioxidant components of matcha, compared to when drinking matcha alone.
Not only is it good to drink, but lemon and matcha are also great for making masks. The recipe for the matcha and honey face mask is also very simple: 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice (squeezed from a lemon). Lemon contains a lot of vitamin C which is a form of antioxidant that helps prevent aging as well as fade dark spots and acne scars.
Where to buy matcha powder?
Not all matcha powders are created equal. The good variety is usually made from young tea leaves at the top of the tea tree. These higher leaves are often photosynthesized more, so the amino acid components will be converted into polyphenol antioxidant compounds. Matcha powder has more antioxidants, of course, it will have better effects when applied to the skin or taken orally.
In addition, good matcha powder is often milled by manual stone mortar instead of by machine. Because when grinding with stone, the powder will be very fine. Therefore, high-grade Japanese matcha powders are usually ground by stone mortars. The fine powdered matcha is easier to absorb when drinking due to the smaller powder. When applied to the skin, the fine powder will also be easier to absorb and clean the pores.
You can refer to The Rike's matcha green tea powder. We have more than 80 years of experience in tea growing and processing in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.