If you’ve never used DIY beauty products before, this is where you should start. If you are well familiar with what organic skincare has to offer, these recipes will be a perfect addition to your collection. These DIY matcha face mask ideas are a perfect choice for this time of year, making it so easy for you to nourish your skin and prepare it for the upcoming harsh conditions…
Matcha green tea is the most appreciated tea worldwide and no wonder it is a part of so many DIY beauty products. It is a high-quality green tea that comes in a powder form. Only the finest parts of the leaves are selected and unlike other teas, where leaves are discarded before drinking, with matcha you have the opportunity to take in those selected parts of the plant.
Drinking of matcha tea is one of the essential parts of Japanese culture, and lately it seems it’s taking over the whole world. This healthy beverage should always be freshly made right before consuming. The thickness of the foam can indicate the quality of the powder.
Over the years, matcha has exceeded its primary purpose, and these days you can often see it as the main ingredient of popular smoothies, ice creams and even candy bars. It is not a surprise that it has found a role even in cosmetics. You can find both commercial and DIY matcha face masks.
High in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, matcha powder has anti-inflammatory properties and protects your skin from free radicals. Matcha green tea prevents acne breakouts and skin ageing signs. This tea is well known for its detoxifying properties. Matcha face masks purify the skin and make it smooth and well-moisturized.
Here are the 10 Best DIY Matcha Face Mask Recipes:
1. DIY Matcha Face Mask with Sour Cream
- 1 tablespoon of sour cream
- 1/2 tablespoon of matcha tea powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey
This replenishing face mask is suitable for all skin types. It revitalizes the skin, makes it smooth and plump, evens out the complexion and adds glow.
Sour cream contains lactic acid, which dissolves dead skin cells, exfoliates the skin and encourages the skin renewal process. Honey hydrates the skin, soothes it, helps with acne and other skin imperfections and delays skin aging signs.
First mix the matcha powder and sour cream. When you get a smooth mixture, add the honey and mix everything well together. Apply the mask to a clean face.
Relax and use the opportunity to put cucumber slices on your eyes. After about 20 minutes, rinse off the mask using lukewarm water and proceed with your usual skincare routine.
2. DIY Matcha Tea & Banana Face Mask
- an inch long piece of banana
- ½ teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon powdered milk
Deep-nourishing face mask, perfect for when your skin starts to look dull and tired. It provides your skin with lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, protects and rejuvenates it.
Banana moisturizes the skin without making it oily, makes it smooth and supple and soothes irritations. Powdered milk brightens and tones the skin, making it look and feel healthy and youthful.
Mash the banana with a fork; try to make it as smooth as possible. Then add both matcha powder and powdered milk and mix it well. You should get a smooth paste that is not too thick nor too runny.
Apply the mask to a clean skin, preferably after a face scrub. Leave it on for around 15 minutes. Then wash the mask off and apply a face moisturizer right away, to lock in the moisture.
3. Anti-Aging DIY Matcha Face Mask
- 1 large teaspoon of aloe vera gel
- ½ teaspoon matcha powder
- a couple of drops of rose water
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
This is one of the most luxurious DIY beauty products that many commercial ones can’t compete with. It tones and tightens the skin, lightens aging spots and, with regular usage, it can even reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Both aloe vera gel and rose water are super-hydrating products, full of antioxidants that protect the skin against free radicals. They plump up the skin, repair damages and increase radiance.
Grapeseed oil is one of the best natural oils for aging skin. It is a lightweight, nutrient-dense product that stimulates the collagen production and promotes the skin’s healing process.
To make this mask, just mix all the ingredients well together. Leave it on your face for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash off and apply an anti-aging face cream. Use this mask at least once a week.
4. Detoxifying DIY Matcha Face Mask
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1 teaspoon kaolin clay
- 1 – 2 drops tea tree oil
Kaolin clay is a gentle cosmetic clay that detoxifies the skin, deep-purifies it and makes it soft and smooth. Tea tree oil has powerful antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for acne.
To make this detoxifying DIY matcha face mask, mix matcha powder and kaolin clay. Add just enough water to get a paste-like consistency. Add the tea tree oil and mix it all well.
Apply the mask to a clean face. Leave it on until it starts to dry. Rinse off with lukewarm-to-cold water and apply a lightweight, non-comedogenic face cream right away.
5. Purifying DIY Matcha Face Steam
- 3 cups water
- 2 bags matcha tea
- a few slices of orange
Face steams, when used right, can be very beneficial for your skin. Especially if you use them as a part of a full at-home facial, they can make a visible difference in your skin’s appearance.
Face steams open up your pores, making it easier for you to cleanse them and to get rid of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and enlarged pores. Face steams also tone the skin, hydrate it and enhance the absorption of the products you apply next.
Boil the water. Remove from the heat, add all the ingredients and cover the pot with a lid. Let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes.
Place your face above the pot (make sure the steam is not too hot) and cover your head with a big towel. Stay like this for 10 – 15 minutes. Then wipe your face with a clean towel and proceed with your skincare routine.
6. Matcha & Strawberry Face Mask for Glowing Skin
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- a couple of strawberries
- 1 teaspoon oat flour
This DIY matcha face mask is a great choice when you need some instant solution to add some life and glow to your face. It evens out the skin tone, soothes inflammations and adds radiance.
Strawberries are full of vitamin C that protects your skin against free radicals. They can help you keep acne and oily skin under control and fade blemishes and acne scars. Oats are great in soothing the skin and improving the complexion.
Mix the matcha powder and oat flour. Mash the strawberries until they are smooth. Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of the mashed strawberries to the previous mixture, enough to get a smooth paste that is not too thick.
Apply the mask to a clean face, after a face scrub. Leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly. Apply a nourishing face moisturizer right away.
7. Refreshing DIY Matcha & Cucumber Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon blended cucumber
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- a couple of fresh mint leaves
This mask is very soothing and cooling. It is one of the best DIY beauty products for hydrating the skin. It offers a perfect refreshment for your skin during the hot summer months.
This mask is suitable for all skin types, but it is especially beneficial to oily, acne prone skin, dehydrated skin and for treating enlarged pores.
Blend a cucumber with a couple of mint leaves. Mix one tablespoon with the matcha green tea powder. Apply a thick layer to your face. Leave it on for 20 – 30 minutes and during that time reapply as needed. Then rinse off the mask and apply a face moisturizer.
The rest of the blended cucumber you can divide in an ice cube tray and freeze for the next usages.
8. Exfoliating DIY Matcha Face Mask & Scrub
- 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
Regular exfoliation is very important for your skin. A face scrub removes all the dead, dry, dull skin off your face and encourages the new, healthy skin growth.
This natural face scrub is at the same time a nourishing mask. Other than exfoliating, sugar also moisturizes the skin and stimulates the collagen production. Olive oil softens dry patches, soothes the skin and prevents irritations and damages.
Mix the matcha powder and brown sugar. Add just enough olive oil (or any other natural oil) to get the consistency of wet sand.
Use this scrub to gently exfoliate your face for about 5 minutes. Then leave it on for another 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off using lukewarm water and a gentle face cleanser. Apply a face cream while your skin is still slightly damp.
9. DIY Matcha Face Mask with Milk and Rice Flour
- 2 teaspoons rice flour
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 – 2 tablespoons milk
This brightening face mask is one of the best natural masks you can find. It lightens the skin, fades acne marks, aging spots and other skin imperfections, rejuvenates the skin and gives it a youthful, healthy appearance.
Rice flour softens the skin, protects it against free radicals and environmental aggressors, evens out the skin tone and preserves youthful looking skin. Milk hydrates, cleanses and refreshes the skin and makes it look plump and glowing.
Mix the matcha powder and rice flour. Add just enough milk to get a smooth paste. Your mask should be thick enough so that it doesn’t run down your face, but other than that it should be as thin and runny as possible.
Apply a thin layer of the mask to a clean face. Leave it on for around 15 minutes. During that time, reapply every time your skin soaks it up or if it starts to dry on your skin. Then rinse off the mask and apply a face cream.
10. DIY Matcha Green Tea Body Scrub
Why not use all the benefits matcha green tea powder has to offer to your skin to treat your whole body? This matcha body scrub will leave your skin sooo soft, smooth and supple, elastic and rejuvenated and naturally glowing.
Every time you make some DIY matcha face mask, don’t forget to exfoliate your whole body with this amazing body scrub.
- 1 – 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 8 – 10 drops your favorite essential oil
Melt the coconut oil. Add the sweet almond oil and remove from the heat. Add the sugar and matcha powder and mix well. In the end, add any essential oil that you like. Mix everything well together to get the consistency of wet sand.
Store the scrub in a clean glass container and keep it in a dry place. Use it 1 – 2 times a week during your shower, to exfoliate your whole body. Wash it off using a gentle shower gel and apply a body lotion while your skin is still slightly damp and warm from the shower.
These DIY matcha face mask recipes are some of the best DIY beauty products for this time of year. They have the power to transform your skin and give you that extra little everyday advantage to look great and feel even better! Enjoy…