Summer is a time of year when I crave face masks. For most of the year I can’t be bothered with them; it’s not that they’re difficult to make, but carving out time to spend 10-20 minutes with mud on my face often feels like work.
But in the summer, when things are hot and sweaty and my skin has been clogged with lots and lots of sunscreen, spending twenty minutes with some nice, cooling, cleansing clay on my face sounds like one of the most heavenly things on the planet.
That’s how I felt this morning, so I whipped up this lovely mask full of soothing goodies for happy skin. It’s loosely based on my Lavender Honey Sunburn Treatment, with the added bonus of some kaolin clay and green tea. Lavender is incredibly healing, and green tea is packed with antioxidants that may help fight aging and repair damage from too much sun. Because who doesn’t enjoy painting their face to look like the Wicked Witch of the West and getting some happy skin to boot?
Green Tea and Lavender Face Mask
- 1.5 tsp kaolin clay
- 1/2 tsp aloe vera gel
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/8 tsp matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp water
- 1-3 drops lavender essential oil
Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Gently spread it across your face and let sit for 10-15 minutes, then wipe clean with a damp washcloth. Follow with a light lotion to keep your skin from drying out.