Gold Matcha Mask via Elemental Energy
Matcha, a high-quality green tea powder, has proven to pack quite the powerful punch. Containing more antioxidants and caffeine than regular green tea, Matcha has been known to enhance mood, provide a boost of energy, and create a calm relaxed alertness while supplying an abundance of antioxidants and minerals that work together to fight the damaging effects of free radicals. Not only has Matcha become our go-to favorite drink, but has also a staple in our DIY skincare regimen. These same benefits that we enjoy from within can also be used to treat some of our most common skincare concerns. recipe courtesy of Elemental Energy: Crystal and Gemstone Rituals For A Beautiful Life
This Gold Matcha treatment is ideal for aging skin, since it combines the regenerative aspects of gold with the antioxidant power of matcha, which keeps skin plumped and hydrated while fighting against the negative effects of UV radiation. Honey is also a key player - in addition to its anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, the sweet nectar also contains gluconic acid, which is known to brighten dull skin, Consider having a cup of matcha while the mask is on your face— the polyphenols it contains have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer as well as blood pressure reduction and anti-aging.
Skin Type: All; use once per week, or as needed
Purpose: Tones, firms, and leaves skin glowing
What You’ll Need:
- ½ teaspoon matcha
- ½ teaspoon gold colloidal (optional)
- ½ teaspoon raw organic honey or organic honey
In a small glass or ceramic bowl, combine the matcha, colloidal(s), and honey, mixing with a wooden spoon.
On cleansed skin, gently smooth a thick layer of the mask over the neck and face, avoiding the eye area. Allow it to sit for 10 t 15 minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm water or remove it with a damp soft cloth. Gently pat your face dry.
Discover more in Elemental Energy: Crystals and Gemstones for a Beautiful Life by Kristin Petrovich.