Recently, the world of beauty has expanded significantly, with brands coming up with the most complex skin products yet. From face serums to masks for pregnant bellies, you can find just about any product for any purpose. Skin care is an industry that is thriving more than ever before since everyone dreams of having radiant and glowing skin. To get that result there are many ways, whether it’s eliminating junk food from your diet or buying the most expensive and posh skincare products. Because of this, beauty and skincare brands are truly going all out with their unique formulas and rare ingredients.
Another trend that has sky-rocketed lately in response is DIY skincare for a more affordable and natural approach to healthy skin. The great thing about the DIY route is, of course, the lower price tag, but aside from that, using natural ingredients can work wonders for your skin and you can make it all from the comfort of your home! You don’t need to spend a whole lot of money and go to a spa for a facial to feel pampered anymore. All you need for a luxurious at-home spa facial are a few natural ingredients you can find in any supermarket. Not only will you save yourself a serious amount of cash, but you will get the skin you always dreamed of without leaving the house! This mask has only three ingredients: matcha powder, yogurt, and honey. Before using this mask, just do a patch test on your arm to ensure that you aren’t allergic to these ingredients.
Why these ingredients?
Well, matcha powder is packed with anti-inflammatory properties, especially EGCG. These compounds reduce inflammation in the skin and reduce redness. Another great benefit of matcha is anti-aging. It protects the skin from free radicals and sun damage which can damage the skin and cause wrinkles, age spots, and dry skin. Last but certainly not least, this green tea powder is great for reducing oil in the skin. It shrinks the pores and reduces the production of oil, resulting in fewer breakouts.
Yogurt is great for the skin for a number of reasons. It moisturizes the skin, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, fights acne, and reduces dark circles. Those are a whole lot of benefits for just one ingredient! Yogurt has anti-inflammatory properties, is loaded with zinc and lactic acid, all of which contribute to its many skin benefits. Yogurt is also great for soothing sunburns!
Since it’s naturally anti-bacterial, honey is fantastic for the skin, preventing and treating acne. It’s also full of antioxidants, which help slow down the aging process. In addition, honey is a great moisturizer that soothes the skin and helps heal any wounds.
For this mask, you will need:
- 2 Tbsp. yogurt
- 1 Tsp. raw honey
- 1 Tbsp matcha powder
- Place all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix them until completely combined.
- Apply the mixture to a clean face and leave on for about 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water and pat face dry with a washcloth.
- If you have some of the mixture left, you can store it in the fridge and use it another day!