This Matcha And Manuka Honey Face Mask Is A Must-Try On Your Next Home Spa Day
Does your skin need a little reset after a long weekend in the sun? Ours, too. And we gotta say that this matcha and manuka honey face mask strikes the perfect balance when it comes to refreshing and hydrating stressed-out skin.
Using just two powerhouse ingredients — matcha powder and manuka honey — this mask can help you fight under-eye puffiness, reduce the appearance of those dark circles and soothe any lingering redness (looking at you, sunburn). Personally, we’re used to eating these things, not putting them on our faces, but we were pleasantly surprised by how wonderful they made our skin feel in a matter of minutes.
The key to the mask is using a high-quality manuka honey with plenty of methylglyoxal (MGO), the naturally-occurring compound that’s responsible for creating the soothing, anti-inflammatory and brightening effects. We used Manuka Health MGO™ Honey alongside our antioxidant-rich matcha powder, which was just grainy enough to provide a gentle exfoliation.
Ready to make the face mask for yourself? It’s incredibly simple.
Combine equal parts manuka honey and matcha powder in a bowl, and mix until the ingredients are well combined. Wash your face as you normally would, and then apply the sticky mask mixture directly to your skin using your fingertips. Let the mask sit for a few minutes as you meditate, sip on a cup of tea or listen to your favorite song. Then wet your hands, gently rub the mixture in circular motions on your face, rinse it off with warm water and apply your favorite moisturizer.
Add this nutrient-dense mask to your weekly self-care routine, and you’ll love how your skin looks and feels all summer long.