Today is a great day to spend a few extra minutes taking care of yourself! You deserve it!
Treat yourself, and your skin to this deeply nourishing at home DIY Matcha-cado Face Mask which utilizes Taspen's Organics Clay Cleanser/Mask and Rose Geranium Foaming Cleanser.
First let me give you a little bit of background about the ingredients that are used to create this mask and how they can benefit your skin.
Avocados are one of natures healthiest foods and highly beneficial for your skin when applied topically or eaten.
Some of the nutrients found in avocado include;
Antioxidant Carotenoids- Avocados are a wonderful source for many different antioxidant carotenoids such as; alpha & beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. These powerful antioxidant compounds help to fight free radicals and environmental factors that can lead to the visible signs of aging and damaged skin.
Vitamin C- In addition to providing many antioxidants, avocados are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to increase the production of elastin and collagen in the skin. Elastin and collagen bond your skin cells together keeping your skin firm.
Vitamin E- Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that is also a powerful antioxidant. As mentioned previously, antioxidants help fight free radicals which cause skin damage.
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids- Avocados have a very high monounsaturated fatty acid content. These acids are very beneficial for the skin. Not only do monounsaturated fatty acids help to repair damaged skin cells, they are also deeply moisturizing and maintain their moisture in the skins epidermis which leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Matcha tea is a powdered tea made from shade-grown & stone ground green tea leaves. Matcha is a high antioxidant green tea and is one of the only food sources of the potent antioxidant groups catechins (well-known for cancer fighting properties). When choosing a matcha tea we recommend verifying where the matcha was farmed. China and Japan are both leading farmers of matcha tea. Because matcha tea uses the whole leaf we suggest buying matcha that originates in Japan. China is known for having high levels of lead in its soil, which can be absorbed by plants and transferred to humans.
Here are some of the main benefits matcha has for the skin;
Anti-inflammatory- Matcha tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can help calm redness in the skin caused by acne and rosacea.
May reduce the signs of aging- Like avocado, matcha tea helps to stimulate the production of elastin in the skin. This helps to keep your skin firm. A single cup of matcha tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of green tea. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals that cause age spots, dry skin, sun damage and wrinkles.
Great for all skin types- Matcha is gentle enough for all skin types. The tannins in matcha may help to reduce pores and may be beneficial for slowing the oil production in oily skin. Matcha is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types. It is gentle enough for young skin and powerful enough to give aging skin an extra boost.
Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser/ Clay Mask
Taspen’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser/Mask is mild enough for daily use yet it effectively cleanses, distributes excess oil, exfoliates dead skin cells and improves circulation to keep your face looking and feeling radiant. Our Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser is beneficial for all skin types and can also be used as a mask if you leave it on and let it dry.
Ingredients and there benefits:
Kaolin Clay- Absorbs excess oils in skin, cleanses the pores, and removes impurities in skin. Great for all skin types and soothes sensitive skin.
Organic Gluten Free Oats- Gently exfoliates the skin and is moisturizing.
Organic Raw Almonds- Almonds are high in many nutrients that are beneficial to the skin including vitamin E, Omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium and calcium. The almonds in Taspen's Exfoliating Cleanser/ Mask also act as gentle exfoliators.
Organic Rose Petals- Rose is wonderful for helping to lock moisture into skin cells. Great for sensitive skin.
Organic Lavender Flowers- Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. May help to detox the skin and ease any skin irritation.
Organic Lavender Essential Oil- May help to boost blood circulation. Lavender is also high in antioxidants.
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Foaming Facial Cleanser
Our Foaming Facial Cleanser helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells to rejuvenate dull skin, all while leaving behind an invisible veil of antioxidants and vitamins to nourish and protect. Our cleanser gently removes excess oils, impurities and environmental toxins without stripping the skins protective oil barrier.
Taspen's Organics offers Foaming Facial Cleansers in 4 varieties:
Shungite Water-Spring water infused with the essence of Shungite is very healing and soothing to the skin, may assist with acne and reducing skin redness.
Organic Coconut Oil Soap- A gentle foaming cleansing agent that effectively removes impurities and allows us to avoid the use of harsh/toxic ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate.
Organic Aloe Vera Juice-Contains antioxidant rich vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fatty acids which assist with reducing inflammation, soothing and healing skin ailments.
Organic Rose Hydrosol-Deeply moisturizing and soothing for skin and prevents wrinkles and aging skin.
Silver Solution- Non-toxic and very effective against combating a wide range of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and other pathogens.
Organic Jojoba Oil-Nourishing oil that is most similar to our sebum that effectively cleanses pores and moisturizes without leaving an oily residue.
Organic Rosehip Seed Oil- High in essential fatty acids and Vitamin A makes this ingredient ideal for mature, environmentally damaged, prematurely aged & devitalized skin. Regenerates, softens and heals.
Organic Shea Nut Oil- Provides moisturizing, emollient nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Organic Argan Oil- Contains Omega 3's, Vitamin E and a myriad of cancer-fighting antioxidants to fight the war against free-radical damage.
Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil- A rich and nutritious oil containing flavonoids and a unique polyunsaturated oil called "punicic acid", an omega 5 fatty acid, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. The oil fights free radicals to reduce aging and protection against sun damage.
Organic Neem Oil- Loaded with nutrients and containing exceptional high levels of antioxidants, this oil provides multiple benefits including antiseptic, antifungal & antibacterial properties.
Organic Witch Hazel- Witch Hazel provides tanins which act as a natural astringent.
Organic Geranium Essential Oil- Antiseptic & analgesic properties that soothe skin and promote healing.
Organic Frankincense Essential Oil- Lightens skin discolorations, encourages new cell growth & helps to heal infections and stop bleeding
Organic Palma Rosa Essential Oil- Promotes the growth of new skin cells and provides antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties
Organic Clary Sage Essential Oil- Rejuvenates skin cells and contains warming properties that increase circulation to promote healing.
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1/4 Avocado (ripe avocados are easier to work with)
1 Tsp Taspen's Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser/Mask
1 Tsp Matcha Powder
2 Pumps Taspen's Foaming Facial Cleanser (any scent works)
Cosmetic Brush (optional)
1. Mix matcha powder and Taspen's Clay Cleanser/ Mask in small bowl. Add avocado and smash with fork into powder mixture.
2. Use 2 pumps Taspen's Foaming Facial Cleanser. Mix in well.
3. Using a cosmetic brush or your finger tips. Gently apply matcha-cado mask to the face creating a thick barrier and avoiding the eyes and mouth. Massage any remaining mask into hands, using warm water rinse and apply Taspen's Hand, Foot and Elbow Cream or moisturizer of your choice.
4. Put your feet up, relax and let mask sit on your skin for 20-30 minutes.
*Note: You will notice that there are small particles in the mask. These are the ground up oats, almonds, rose and lavender from Taspen's Exfoliating Cleanser/ Mask. These gentle exfoliating particles will help you remove your mask and exfoliate your skin in the process.
5. When you are ready to remove the mask, soak a hand towel in warm water and gentle wipe away the mask.
6. Apply a spritz or 2 of Taspen's Facial Toner and then finish with Taspen's Facial Moisturizing Cream.
7. Enjoy your newly refreshed and moisturize complexion!!!
Are you interested in trying the Taspen's Products mentioned in this blog post? Check out our LOVE Your Skin Package, available this week only! (NOW- January 21, 2018)
* None of these statements have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This mask or the products mentioned in this article are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases.
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