White tea is both high in antioxidants and antibacterial... as are the honey and ginger. Antioxidants, when applied topically to skin, fight sun damage, encourage cell turnover and contribute to the production of collagen. The antibacterial elements to the white tea, honey, & ginger defend against acne. Honey, in addition to being high in antioxidants and antibacterial, is also a humectant. Humectants draw moisture from the air and create a suppleness to skin. When ginger is applied topically to skin it creates a gentle warming sensation whereby increasing circulation, and contributing to a pleasing rosy flush.
- 1 tablespoon white tea
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
Mix all ingredients together then gently massage the mixture onto face and neck with either clean fingertips or a clean cosmetic brush. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.
Warning! You will look like a swamp creature while wearing this mask. ; )