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Earlier in the summer I attended a virtual spa night with Yelp Indy and Saidah of Shea Body Works. Saidah taught us how to create body scrubs and face masks out of common kitchen basics. As you can see from the screenshot, I didn’t participate live, but I was fully excited to learn all the things! Sharing my face mask experience today…

All you need for a quick spa is:

  • 1 tsp matcha (get the good stuff!)
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tbs hot water
  • a mug or small bowl
  • cotton round/ball or mask brush
  • spoon or small whisk

Mix all of the ingredients. It will look a little soupy.

Apply to face (and neck!) with cotton round/ball or mask brush, rub it in, and allow to sit for ten minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and allow to air dry or pat dry with a facecloth.

Not so fun fact: The neck ages faster than the face. Protip: Anything you do to care for your face, you should also do to your neck!

Saidah recommends using this face mask two or three times a week for two weeks before a big event if you want your skin to glow. But I can get used to this routine on the regular. After using this mask my face was so smooth. It was even hydrated – I didn’t have to add moisturizer after washing it off. Bonus: It smelled sooo good.

I used to use face masks more regularly, mostly when I would travel for work. Having a few on hand at the hotel made for a relaxing stay and recharge before my presentations. But since I don’t travel these days I haven’t done a face mask in so long. Here’s to taking some me time at home! Have you made your own face masks before? Share your homemade beauty tips!

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