The transition between dry summer heat and the breezy fall air can wreak havoc on our skin. So we began thinking about an easy, do-it-yourself face mask and milk bath that would gently soothe and moisturize our skin. We settled on the dynamic duo of a splendidly quick matcha mask and a deliciously scented rose milk bath. Both are adaptable for any time of day and require little effort to put together.
These natural superfood skincare recipes are the perfect TLC any day!
You’ll love this Japanese-inspired beauty mask full of antioxidants to help fight signs of aging and boost skin elasticity. Beauty Bonus: You can make a large batch—half to drink and half to serve as a delectable treatment—Yummy! We like to sip all the tea while we mask and soak! Because matcha is designed to draw out impurities and improve skin texture, applying matcha topically has similar detoxifying benefits as drinking it.
• Matcha Powder
• Warm Water
Add two tablespoons of matcha powder to a cup. We like CAP Beauty’s The Neat Matcha Stick, $3 each. These handy little travelers work to create focus and calm due to powerful antioxidants and life-force minerals. Next, we used 24+ Bio Active Manuka Honey by Manuka Doctor, $15-$30. This 100% New Zealand Honey is BPA free is a natural skin moisturizer and ideal to drink as we transition into fall as it helps limit colds. Add warm water and mix with a bamboo whisk. Use the mask as-is or blend with a gentle exfoliant like Polish Facial Exfoliant by Root Science, $60. This superfood polish packs the power of 22 active natural ingredients to resurface and brighten—and mixes seamlessly with any liquid! Apply mask with fingers or face brush.
ROSE MILK BATH
Taking a page from Cleopatra, we decided to develop our own milk bath recipe to relive aches and leave our skin feeling soft and supple. The lactic acid in milk helps cleanse and moisturize so we opted to mix warm milk, a rose-scented body milk moisturizer, and a rose-scented cleanser to create a truly indulgent, creamy experience.
• Body Milk
• Cleansing Milk
• Rose Petals
• Milk of Choice, optional
After running warm water, we added Apothecary Rose Body Milk by Hudson Made, $28, for it’s intoxicating scent of Bulgarian Rose, Geranium, Cinnamon Leaf and Patchouli. Beauty Bonus: Adding emollient-rich Shea butter to your bath not only provides epic hydration, but also transforms your bath into a milky, next-level cloud. Next, we used Apothecary Rose Liquid Body Wash by Hudson Made, $28, to create sensual cleansing suds. Rose oil has a history of improving texture and calming irritation—along with enveloping the room with a soft beautiful floral fragrance. The combination of the body milk and cleansing milk transported us to beauty utopia. Rose petals dressed up our bath, adding to the experience. Add milk of choice if you desire a thicker bath.
How do you prep for fall? What are your favorite ways to spice up your bath? Share your special tips and tricks below. We love learning about our readers.
Try more of our DIY beauty treatments: Rose Water Toner for Brighter Skin and Grounded Spirit, Organic Wild Rose and Coconut Sugar Body Scrub, and Pumpkin Oatmeal Face Mask.
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