01/15/14 Homemade Green Tea and Honey Mask


Believe it or not, the best thing to happen to your skin just might be sitting in your pantry. I’m a huge fan of using everyday ingredients to create affordable masks and scrubs, so when I came across this incredibly simple green tea and honey mask from Jamie Krell, I stopped what I was doing (getting ready to go to work this morning!) and gave myself a little 15 minute spa treatment. If you’re looking for a fantastic way to start the work day, this is one of them.


DIY masks don’t get easier than this: Mix moistened green leaves (just cut open a green tea bag) with honey to form a paste and coat your entire face – leave for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

The ingredients are packed full of antioxidants, great for clearing redness, and help prevent blackheads. It also smells great…that is if you’re a fan of green tea and honey. This mask is great for spot treatments, too. My trouble spots for redness are around my nose, eyebrows, and chin, so I saved a little bit of the mixture for smaller treatments in the coming week.


Here’s me, makeup-free and happy as a clam about my soon-to-be glowing complexion. I hope you guys try this with great results. Three cheers for affordable and easy beauty regimens!

Comments (24)

  1. I’ve been looking for a good homemade mask, and this one looks perfect!

    Jan 15 2014 | Kevin | Thou Swell
  2. When you say moistened tea leaves, do you mean after you make some tea or fresh tea slightly wet? Thanks. Fast and simple.

    Jan 15 2014 | Katya
  3. Yes! I would just dip the teabag into some water, then cut open the bag.

    Jan 15 2014 | Kate
  4. Happy to hear that!

    Jan 15 2014 | Kate
  5. Amazing! I should try this!

    Jan 18 2014 | Ines
  6. this sounds perfect.

    Jan 18 2014 | sarah
  7. I love diy masks. I don’t do them as often as I would like because I forget. Thanks for the reminder.

    Jan 26 2014 | Desi
  8. Tried this and loved it! I made a cup of tea first before tearing the wet tea bag for the face mask. Thanks for sharing :)

    Feb 13 2014 | lai
  9. Just did it, and really appreciated. thank you :)

    Feb 21 2014 | icebergslym
  10. I’ve been doing this for months and it’s amazing!!

    Mar 10 2014 | Amy
  11. I put in a splash of milk to break up the honey and make it easier to spread, it worked wonders for me! :)

    Apr 16 2014 | makenzie
  12. That’s a great tip! Thank you :)

    Apr 16 2014 | Kate