When you drink quality ceremonial grade matcha, you get at least 3 times the antioxidants of the highest quality green tea - which means extra benefits in every cup.
In today’s blog, we are sharing 5 fantastic ways matcha benefits the skin!
5 AMAZING SKIN BENEFITS
1. QUENCHES INFLAMMATION
Matcha is an extremely rich source of antioxidants which means it’s great for combatting inflammation. If you have red, irritated skin such as acne, eczema or rashes— matcha can help soothe it.
2. COMBATS STRESS + PREVENTS PREMATURE AGING
The EGCG found potently in green tea is a very powerful free-radical scavenger. It helps neutralize them which reduces oxidative stress which can accelerate cellular-aging. When used topically, the caffeine in green tea can energize the skin and promote skin firmness overtime.
3. HELPS PROMOTE A CLEAR + EVEN COMPLEXION
Matcha contains methylxanthines which have been shown to help stimulate microcirculation in the skin which not only helps promote healthy, radiant skin, but it helps support an even + healthy complexion too!
4. PROTECTS AGAINST POLLUTION, SUN DAMAGE + ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS
The polyphenols in green tea have been confirmed in studies to help protect the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. They help act as a protectant against the stress of environmental pollution as well.
5. CAN HELP FIGHT HORMONAL ACNE
Hormonal acne is often influenced by stress and excess androgen hormones that cause the sebaceous glands to produce higher amounts of sebum. Matcha helps tackle this on both levels as it helps combat stress (both oxidative stresses caused by free-radicals and emotionally by calming down the nervous system). EGCG is also anti-androgenic so if your androgen hormones are on the high side, matcha can offer some assistance in helping to reduce it.
TO GET BENEFITS FROM THE INSIDE AND THE OUTSIDE, YOU CAN USE YOUR MATCHA TO MAKE A SUPER NUTRITIOUS FACE MASK.
This recipe combines the healing power of honey, probiotics + acne-combatting tea-tree oil to help treat and prevent breakouts.
How to make:
Combine 1/2 tsp of matcha, 1 tsp of unpasteurized honey (the honey can be omitted and swapped for a few drops of rosehip oil if you'd like to keep this recipe vegan), 1 tsp coconut kefir and 2 drops of tea tree oil together and mix into a paste.
How to use:
Massage mixture onto cleansed skin and chill for 10-15mins. Wash off gently with warm water + finish with an ice-cold splash! Hydrate afterward with toner + serum of your choice.