It has taken me a long time to really get back into skincare after losing my passion for it in the midst of health issues and the hustle and bustle of life.
I stopped making time for one of my favorite things because it felt unproductive when I could be doing more important things than just lounging around with a green face mask on.
Finding the realization that not everything we do in life needs to be productive and time managed is incredibly important. Whether you have ten minutes or an hour, setting aside time to do the things that you love is never a waste.
With that being said, I wanted to share this herbal face mask with all of you.
There are only three ingredients in it which make it a breeze to throw together and all of the ingredients are relatively easy to find if, like me, you buy everything online.
Peppermint is antibacterial, anti inflammatory, and very healing which is great if your suffering from any break outs or unsightly redness.
Licorice root is one of my favorite herbs for reducing redness and for skin lightening, it is also very good for those with sensitive skin.
Matcha is an amazing purifier for the skin since it is very concentrated. It is also anti inflammatory and helps to reduce redness while still being gentle for those with sensitive skin.
You can see that I went with a theme here since this mask’s main characteristic is its ability to reduce redness while being anti inflammatory and gentle.
I usually use equal parts matcha to peppermint leaves with just a pinch of licorice root. You will want to grind all of the ingredients together to get a loose powder.
For your own convenience, buying licorice root that is already ground is a must in order to avoid a long grinding process that will usually result in splinters.
Make as much as you want then combine a teaspoon of the mask in enough water to create a loose paste and store the rest of the mask in a container.
This face mask is a bit cold and tingly so if your sensitive to that you might want to add more matcha than peppermint leafs.
Leave the mask on for fifteen minutes or until dry.
Let me know in the comments if any of you try out this mask and if you would like to see my last blog post where I talked about my thoughts on creating balance, click here.