Matcha, Cucumber and Mint Face Mask

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Spring is officially here and we at Travel and Treats couldn’t be happier about it! To celebrate I thought I would share one of my favorite spring face mask, it’s the perfect way to keep your skin healthy and it will help you bounce out of your winter blues! This vibrant green mask is packed full of healthy organic ingredients! I found the recipe to this Mask on the the website Kale & Carmel and I became obsessed with it! It’s goopy, deep green, and a little clumpy from the cucumber and mint. And it’s got a pungent, unmistakably green scent from the matcha—the lush, slightly astringent, mossy smell of chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is a mega blood oxygenator and system purifier, and matcha is beyond full of it. Think of it like this—your skin is your body’s largest organ, and dousing it with the equivalent of two cups of green tea drenches you in antioxidants. The caffeine in matcha also tightens pores and skin, and acts as a mild astringent.

Ready for more green? Cucumber reduces inflammation, tones skin, and supports even skin tone. It also has a mild lightening quality that will give you a gorgeous glow. Its seeds contain Vitamin E and potassium to nourish your tender facial skin. Cucumber is also supposed to be beneficial for treating acne and blemishes!

Finally, cucumber tightens skin in the same way that matcha does, minimizing pores and bestowing a youthful buoyancy to tissue.

Mint cools and reduces redness and irritation, and adds a lovely, mellow aromatic note to this potent mix. Mix up a batch when you need a quick hit of energy, a fresh glow, and an extra boost of green love to pump antioxidants through your veins.

I hope you all enjoy this Mask as much as I do! Enjoy and have a fantastic Spring!

Directions and Photos from Kale & Carmel

*Ingredients

for 1 person, 1 treatment

1 teaspoon matcha powder

1 teaspoon grated cucumber, skin included

½ teaspoon finely chopped mint

*Directions

Mix ingredients thoroughly.

Wash face as usual. Spread mask evenly on face, avoiding eyes. Let dry about 10 minutes or so.

Rinse using a washcloth (you don’t mind getting a bit green) so you can gently scrub off any lingering matcha. If you’ve rinsed several times and still see some green, simply use a touch of cleanser to remove any residue.

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