How was your weekend? Mother's Day? I saw Smashing Pumpkins in concert (AMAZING, if you're a fan) and then did a deeeeep cleaning of my apartment. I'm talking everything! I also did a deeeep cleaning of my pores, which is a necessity, since I have to hide my pores using several products. I thought some of you might like it as well, so here's my Green Tea Ginger Lemon Clay Masque. It takes two ingredients, and helps to detox the skin, so enjoy!
1 bag green tea with ginger and lemon
clay suitable for face
Start with a clean, dry face.
Grind up the dry tea.
Mix with the clay. Depending on the type/thickness of clay, it might be easier to use your fingers to mix.
Apply to your face and leave for at least 15 minutes, allowing the masque to harden.
Rinse away with a clean cloth and warm water.
- I find the best benefit from using the tea dry, but feel free to use the contents of brewed tea instead.
- You can purchase dry clay for the face (try a health foods store or online) or buy it already mixed, like I have. If you email with your specific skin type/issue, I can recommend a clay for you. I also like this site for clay type reccs.
- If you can't find green tea that has ginger and lemon, then combine tea bags of each if needed.
- This works best for oily skin, but can be used on dry skin, depending on the type of clay used. I use this just on my T-zone or where my pores are most prevalent. If it feels too drying after you've rinsed it away, follow up with a light moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test first.
- Clay is wonderful for drawing out impurities, oil, and cleaning out pores. I suggest doing a patch test to make sure the brand of clay you've chosen won't stain your skin. This has never happened to me, but I want to be extra sure for y'all! Green tea is excellent against free radicals, releases toxins, and helps with sun damage. Ginger makes skin radiant, is an antioxidant, and helps with inflammations. Lemon helps exfoliate and brightens skin.