Why Matcha And Lavander Are The #1 Skin Cleaners
From facial steams to cooling sprays, the addition of green tea is so refreshing after an adventurous hike, hours spent in the garden, or a long day of work. When used in a skin care routine, it can help soothe minor skin irritations and redness as well as rejuvenate and protect the skin. Some people even report toning and brightening effects due to the caffeine content found in green teas. These qualities are especially true of matcha tea! And let’s not forget that matcha and other green teas contain catechins, a polyphenol known for its antioxidant power and which is known to help reduce build-up on the skin.
DIY CLEANSING GRAINS WITH MATCHA & LAVENDER
Makes approximately 1 cup of dry material.
Facial scrubs exfoliate the skin and cleanse the pores. Some facial scrubs can be rough on the skin, but this recipe contains oats, almonds, and other soothing and nourishing ingredients.
• 1 tbsp. organic oatmeal
• 1 tbsp. organic almonds
• 2 tsp. organic lavender flowers
• 1 tsp. French green clay
• 1/4 tsp. organic matcha tea
• 2-5 drops organic lavender essential oil
1. Grind oats, almonds, and lavender flowers in a clean coffee grinder until finely powdered.
2. Sift through a mesh screen to remove larger pieces that may be too abrasive for delicate facial skin.
3. Add clay, matcha, and lavender essential oil.
Mix thoroughly, and store in a glass jar.
1. Mix a small amount with water, milk, cream, yogurt, flower water, or tea to create a smooth paste.
2. Apply to slightly damp skin and gently massage with fingertips, avoiding the sensitive areas around the eyes and lips.
3. When finished, rinse off with cool water.
You can use this same blend for a facial mask! Simply apply a light layer on the face, making sure to avoid the delicate skin area around the eyes and mouth. Leave on for 10 minutes or until the mask feels taught and dry, then rinse off with cool water. For dry or sensitive skin types, leave on for 5 minutes or less.