In the midst of pressing deadlines and our ever increasing responsibilities, we often forget to treat ourselves to the simple luxuries of life. In our hectic world, just five minutes of meditation, relaxation or even a facial can make all the difference. Here at ITO EN, we believe that treating yourself well is an essential component of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. To assist you on your journey, we’ve prepared a matcha LOVE® green tea mask that your face is sure to love.
The green tea leaves used to make Matcha are shade grown. Once harvested, we dry and finelly mill whole green tea leaves into a fine powder. This powder is now the vibrant, antioxidant rich Matcha that we love so much. While Matcha green tea was traditionally used in Japan for formal tea ceremonies, it is widely utilized in modern society for its antioxidant properties and other beneficial components.
Matcha powder is a beneficial nutrient powerhouse for the skin and body. Its antioxidants that help fight free radicals include, EGCG, catechins, and flavonoids. It also contains naturally occurring caffeine which assists the skin in reducing inflammation, while the alkaline chlorophyll aids in balancing pH levels. Are you in love with this idea yet?
Preparation for this matcha LOVE® face mask is quick and easy.
2 tsp matcha LOVE® matcha powder
1 tsp honey
1 tsp distilled water or aloe juice
In a sterile bowl, add matcha LOVE® matcha powder, 1 tsp of honey, and 1 tsp of distilled water or aloe juice. Apply this mask*, lay back, and relax for 10-15 minutes. After the time has elapsed, rinse your face completely in cool water. We suggest that you follow up with your favorite moisturizer and get back to being the best you!
* before applying test this mixture on a small area of your hand or face for irritation.
Read more here about the benefits of facial masks.