Beauty DIY: Green Tea Ginger Lemon Clay Masque

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!

You'll Need:
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.


  1. this is awesome! trying it out!


  2. Sounds great Elle! Gotta try! Glad you had a great weekend :D

  3. I´m always looking for a great mask. This sounds awesome. I´ll try that <3


  4. Oh don't take this the wrong way but I'm glad you have open pores like me lol, because you just post the best things ever natural and man-made. I will try this, hoping I find the ingredients easily here, xoxo.

  5. Oh wow! I absolutely love DIY beauty and am going to my mom's place this weekend as we have some bank holiday on next Monday. This is something we could try out then!

    So jealous you got to see Smashing Pumpkins!

  6. I love that you have all these cool DIY "recipes". I think they are WAY better than anything you can buy in the stores.

  7. O really like all DIY and I use sometimes honey on my face. It is perfect. Have a great day.


  8. This sounds wonderful! I tried searching for dry clay in our local stores once before and couldn't find anything.


  9. You can never go wrong with green tea:D And how cool was that to see The Smashing Pumpkins. I didn't know they're still touring.

  10. Great idea adding the tea to a pre-made masque!!! I never would have thought of that.

  11. I have been wanting to try a mask. Great post! :)

  12. good for you! cleaning something from top to bottom (especially a whole apartment!) makes you feel so accomplished, doesn't it? excellent job, girl. :)


  13. I've been looking into tea as a good mask ingredient - thanks for the post!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. I never tried :)

  15. Cool, easy mask. I could totally do this!

  16. This sounds amazing. I need to try it!
    xo, Julie

  17. Wonderful idea, Elle! Thank you for sharing! x

  18. This sounds amazing! I have oily skin, so I really need to try this!

  19. I'm in desperate need of a skin detox. I'm going to have to try this one!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  20. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

    Have the best week ever,

  21. omg can you believe i almost bought that mask the other day?! oh well, i may have to go back and grab it. i emailed you back by the way! check your email (: <3 erica

  22. I have all the ingredients on hand for this mask so I may have to do one this afternoon! Oh and I had no idea Smashing Pumpkins were still touring! I used to love the 1979 song. In fact I was just listening to it the other day on my iphone. Very cool!

  23. Brilliant. I love clay masks - my skin always feels so clean afterwards.

  24. I love face masks, I'll have to try this one out.

  25. This looks amazing! I love green tea and am sure it's great for your face as well as for drinking!


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