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Matcha Honey Facial Scrub: a super gentle facial scrub made with three all-natural, skin-loving ingredients
Facial scrubs are a funny thing. Too strong, and they leave your skin red, irritated, and exposed to bacteria. Too gentle, and you are left wondering whether or not they did anything at all. In my experience, the key to exfoliation is using something that is less abrasive more often. A nice gentle scrub, like this Matcha Honey Facial Scrub, can be used several times a week, or even daily, to keep skin feeling smooth and silky without causing damage.
My Matcha Honey Facial Scrub recipe uses just three ingredients: tea, honey, and carrier oil. Matcha tea powder has a super fine texture that will not scratch or cut delicate facial skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants. Honey (Manuka honey in particular) is a great natural cleanser and humectant. That means that while it is cleansing your skin it is also helping to keep it well moisturized.
Evening primrose oil is one of my favorite nourishing carrier oils. It’s especially great for mature skin. (Which is what we pretty much all have once we’re done being teenagers!) This oil is rich in GLA, a fatty acid that your skin runs out of as you age. GLA isn’t super abundant in food, so supplementing it through skin care can help skin stay plump and hydrated. If you don’t have evening primrose handy, or if it just isn’t your favorite oil, you can substitute rose hip oil, apricot oil, or any oil that makes a good choice for facial moisturizing.
Matcha Honey Facial Scrub
Makes enough for about two uses
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 2 teaspoons Manuka honey
- 2 teaspoons evening primrose oil
- Whisk ingredients together in a small dish.
- Use immediately, or store at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Moisten face, then massage scrub onto skin in a gentle, circular motion. Follow with toner and moisturizer as needed.
If you liked this recipe, definitely check out my other DIY natural beauty projects.