This mask comes from a tutorial on Michelle Phan’s YouTube channel (if you haven’t checked it out, you’re really missing out!). It may seem a little strange using food on your face, but think about it this way: all of the ingredients are all-natural and organic, if you like, inexpensive and green. It eliminated any redness I had (which for me, only worsens as the temperature drops), brightened my skin and even made me look (a little) tan.
What You’ll Need:
1/2 of an avocado
1 tbsp. green tea leaves (or 1 tea bag)
2 tbsp. (or two packets) of powdered green tea
Cut the avocado in half (make sure it’s ripe), removing the seed. Peel off the skin, place into a mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Add the powdered green tea and mix well. Brew the green tea according to the instructions. If you’re using loose-leaf tea, simple strain and add to the avocado mixture. If you are using a tea bag instead, remove from water after brewing, cut the top off, and add to the mixture.
Mix all of the ingredients together and apply to your face and neck. Leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse off. This mask can get kind of messy when you take it off, so I recommend removing it in the shower.
And that’s it! You may look a little strange (something like the Wicked Witch of the East), but your skin will thank you afterwards. And don’t forget to drink the green tea, so you can reap the benefits from the inside out!