Detoxify, Repair & Hydrate with this luxurious DIY Manuka Matcha Mask
Not only do these two ingredients do wonders for your body when taken internally, but they deliver instantaneous results when applied externally.
Whether you have acne-prone skin, sensitive, oily, dry, combination or mature skin, this powerful mask is sure to impress.
Before we go into application, let’s take a look at the benefits of these ingredients:
Raw Manuka Honey
This special type of honey has potent wound-healing powers unmatched by any other honey. It’s anti-bacterial properties are known to make it acne’s worst enemy.
Studies have shown that Manuka honey even has the ability to kill the MRSA (Staphylococcus aureus) infection.
Manuka Honey sterilizes due to its naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide. This makes it the perfect antiseptic to help remove acne-causing bacteria from the skin, while preventing infection and scarring.
Manuka honey stimulates tissue repair due to glucose oxidase. This powerful phenolic compound in Manuka contributes a potent dose of Vitamins C & E, further stimulating skin-cell growth and circulation.
Raw manuka honey conditions the skin due to its ability to attract and retain moisture with the presence of hydrophilic sugars like glucose and fructose. This penetrating & moisturizing effect provides a waterproof-like barrier on the skin, making it the perfect remedy for all skin types.
Organic Opulence’s Pick
My number one choice when it comes to superior quality honey is Wedderspoon’s KFactor 16 Raw Manuka Honey. Not only do I love eating this delicious superfood but I also love including this honey in my beauty routine because it is truly the perfect consistency and texture!
You can also remain confident in the quality of this honey due to Wedderpoon’s commitment to authenticity. Wedderspoon ensures the purity of their Manuka honey through a multi-stage authentication system measuring key factors present in their honey, like bee pollen, live enzymes and propolis. Their KFactor 16 honey guarantees that 75% of all pollen granules found in this honey are derived from the Manuka flower, allowing for a truly authentic raw Manuka honey.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha is not your average green tea. This green powder boasts nearly 100 times more antioxidant potency in comparison to regular green tea. This makes matcha an anti-aging powerhouse of nutrients perfect for detoxifying the skin and reducing inflammation.
Matcha powder has powerful antioxidative properties that make it a perfect exfoliant. These rich properties allow for a gentle detoxification of the skin’s dead cells.
The catechins found in matcha (EGCG – epigalocatechin-3-gallate) have one of the strongest anti-inflammatory properties found in any substance. These polyphenols allow for a natural force against cellular damage, pre-mature aging and oxidative stress.
Matcha powder stimulates the production of elastin within the skin, nearly instantaneously renewing complexion, stimulating collagen production, leaving your skin smooth to the touch.
My favorite choice when it comes to top-quality Matcha is Rishi’s Matcha Asanoka. It is ethically sourced and stone-milled to perfection.
Enjoy this Powerful Mask with 3 simple steps:
- Add 1 Tablespoon of Raw Manuka Honey & 1 Tablespoon of Matcha Powder into a bowl. Add a few drops of filtered water (roughly 1/2 teaspoon) and mix until consistency is smooth.
- Apply to a clean face, using a foundation brush for easy & consistent application throughout.
- Relax & enjoy this mask for 15-30 minutes (depending on your skin’s sensitivity) before washing off with warm water using circular motions. Dry face and apply a moisturizer of your choice.
When I do this mask at night, I love to cap off my mask routine with a relaxing jade roller massage & my favorite night cream; Wedderspoon’s Manuka Honey Night Cream with bee venom.
This delicious cream gives your skin an overnight boost and plump with its Manuka Honey, Bee Venom and Rosehip Oil content. This cream will not only protect your skin, but also keep it moisturized and rejuvenated overnight.
Feel free to check out my favorite night cream here (CAUTION if you are allergic to bee stings as this cream contains bee venom).