{DIY} Skin Detox Aloe Gel Matcha Powder Face Mask

{DIY} Homemade Aloe Vera Gel & Matcha Powder Face Mask ~ Skin Detox


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Hi there lovelies!

Do you want an easy and simple, two-ingredient face mask that you can DIY at home, that will heal, protect, and detox your skin? Then do I have a treat for you today! I am so excited while writing this I’m practically buzzing. How’s this for a plant powerhouse duo: Aloe & Matcha!

Taking pure aloe vera leaf gel and combining it with organic powdered matcha, I concocted this amazing green mask effortlessly for next-level glowing, smooth skin. And it worked wonders, wonders that you must see to believe. Scroll down, my dears…

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I just recently purchased full aloe leaves from the grocery store for the first time, after passing them many times and seeing them all up and down my Instagram feed. At only $1.35 per leaf, it was a pretty good deal. I got 5 of them, and have been trying to think of new ways to use them ever since. So far, this mask is definitely my favorite way, but I’ll be describing some of the other uses I’ve found for aloe in later posts.

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I’m actually not huge on green tea, but I definitely like matcha for multiple reasons. Though I’d seen it in passing a few times before, I first got introduced to it by my dear friend and old Japanese instructor. Ever since, I’ve been trying to use it at least somewhat. It has a ton of benefits, and I’m always looking to add more green things into my diet. I don’t mind drinking just a bit every once in a while, usually with a bit of lemon and three little granules of sugar (I can’t stand the bitterness but I feel like adding sugar negates the health benefits so I try to find a suitable balance). So I got some organic matcha powder in bulk from the local organic food store and I’ve finally found an excellent use for it that doesn’t involve me having to taste it!

How to make the DIY Skin Detox Aloe Gel & Matcha Powder Face Mask…

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Making this mask is pretty simple. As stated above, the only ingredients you need are aloe vera leaves and matcha powder. I suppose it doesn’t have to be organic, but just whatever your preference is. You’ll also need a blender, spoon, knife, cutting board, and two or three small bowls, (and some napkins, that aloe gel is sticky).

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Start by cutting about a 2-inch section off of the aloe vera leaf. Cut off the edges, minding them as they are sharp, and then carefully slice off one of the remaining sides. From there, you can either cut a shallow grid, slice, or just spoon out the gel insides. Add it to one of your bowls. The exact amount of gel that you’ll need is about a tablespoon or two. If you have leftovers of the mask, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two.

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Add about a tablespoon of matcha powder to the bowl with the aloe gel. Gently whip with a fork a few times, then add mixture to a blender (I used my Magic Bullet). Blend for only 30 seconds or less, as you want this mixture still loosely clumpy, not liquid-y and runny. It will stick to your face because of the aloe regardless, but left slightly clumpy and it will stick better.

 

 

Use a brush (I used a cleaned and sanitized small blush brush) to apply mixture to clean, exfoliated, dry face (and neck and décolletage if desired, just be careful not to drip it on your clothes). Leave on for 30-45 minutes, the longer the better. Then, rinse off with cool water. Apply rose water spray, coconut oil, face serum, moisturizer, and eye cream, or whatever your face desires! Do this as many times a week as you’d like (I’ve done it three times already this week)! I also recommend conducting a patch test first, to ensure that your body and skin will not have any adverse reactions to the aloe and the matcha. I applied a small amount of the mixture to the inside of my elbow, left it on for 20 minutes, then gently wiped it off with a damp paper towel. My skin felt fine, if not a little better, and it didn’t burn, itch, or turn red, so I proceeded to apply it all over my face!

 

 

As you can see from the pictures, it gives you phenomenal, glowing, beautiful results! I mean, what do you expect to happen when you put two of the greenest plant powerhouses on the planet on your face?

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I created this nifty little graphic to illustrate just a few of the awesome benefits and aspects of these plants, also showing where they have similarities. I think that using this mask, with the healing abilities of aloe and the protecting powers of matcha, several times per week will be extremely beneficial to youthful, smooth, healthy skin! That’s a goal that many of us have, and hopefully this tool will prove to be useful in achieving it!

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I like to keep things fairly fun and light around here, so I did just a bit of research into the scientific side of these plants and their benefits when ingested or used topically. If you’d like to do a little bit of reading into it yourself, simply search for “aloe/matcha scientific benefits” or click on these links:

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As you can see, the positives of this mask are numerous and outstanding. This mask will help prevent wrinkles, protect from UV rays, speed up collagen reproduction, shrink pores, and hydrate, smooth, soften, and detox skin, and honestly so much more. That’s just scratching the surface of the wonders of this plant powerhouse duo, and the benefits will be apparent on your skin as well as helping from below the surface, too. So I hope I’ve convinced you to whip up this super easy mask in the comfort of your own home. Who doesn’t love a good DIY that’s good for you, too?

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So there you have it, guys! A super easy, cheap, DIY Aloe Gel & Matcha Powder Skin Detox Face Mask! What do you think of this mask and these results? Have you ever tried anything like this before? Do you like aloe or matcha? Do you have any other healthy uses for these plants? Let me know in the comments down below, I’d love to hear from you! ❤ Thanks for checking this out and I’ll talk to you all soon~

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♥All images and graphics belong to me♥
♥Aloe image (in graphic) from universityhealthnews.com; Matcha image (in graphic) from matchado.com.au♥

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “{DIY} Skin Detox Aloe Gel Matcha Powder Face Mask

    • angelspartaness says:

      I hadn’t known it either ’til I started seeing them in one specific store! Definitely a great buy! 🙂 And thanks for your kind words! ❤ That was a good skin day for me!
      And if you like this, during my research I noticed a lot of Google search results for other people using these ingredients for other beauty uses, including different kinds of masks similar to this one. I personally can't wait to explore other ingredients and uses that others have come up with 🙂

      Thanks for your read and comment, love! xx

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