First, start with a quality matcha green tea product. Matcha is a good option for skin care because it is naturally more potent than regular green tea.
Next, mix a tablespoon or two of your powder with one or more of the following ingredients, depending on what effects you’re looking for: Few drops of lemongrass (for cleansing and purifying) Tablespoon of rose water and several drops lavender oil (to soothe sensitive skin and shrink pores) A tablespoon of honey and yogurt (for deep moisturization and healing) One egg (to absorb excess oil, tighten, and tone) Water or aloe vera gel (for simple anti-aging effects) One-half to one teaspoon coconut oil (to create smooth, soft, radiant skin) You can always add a few drops water to any of the above to create your preferred consistency.
Egg white is a good one! I've used this before and it makes my face feel so good :D
Either on it's own or with about 1/2 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix it up and put it over your face. Leave until dried (it will literally feel as if you have botox hahah). Then gently wipe off with a bit of warm water :)
Chocolate facials are in vogue. You should totally try one, just add cocoa powder to classic face mask recipe a.dilcdn.com/.../chocolate-mask2.jpg Or try this one with a little more ingredients: - 3 tsp of water - 3 tsp of brown sugar - Heat the water and sugar until the mixture becomes caramelized - add 2 tsp of baking soda - 1 egg yolk - 1 tsp of milk - last but not least cocoa powder
Make sure to use 100% pure unsweetened cocoa powder for both recipes as it has more benefits for the skin and higher levels of anti oxidants
I've done the DIY charcoal mask. It's cheap and I think it works (only use it like 2 times a week tops, you won't need it any more than that)
You get liquid elmers glue and activated charcoal pills (the kind I get are pink and obviously you can twist them open)
I got a little container and filled the bottom with glue and then poured in the powder from 2 of the charcoal pills and mixed. I used a small makeup brush that had never been used to put it on my face and let it dry (it takes a while for it to COMPLETELY dry so I did it after my shower when I would just be relaxing around the house) and then you peel it off.
First time you do it, it'll hurt. AVOID AREAS WITH HAIR. MAKE SURE YOU DONT GET ANY ON YOUR EYEBROWS AND WIPE IT OFF WITH A WET TOWEL IF YOU DO.
OMG I tried the cinnamon and nutmeg mask the other day and I had a really bad allergic reaction... my skin is still red! I'm never doing it again. I like using Greek yogurt, charcoal, lemon, and honey mask.