We are in a committed relationship with matcha.
A superstar ingredient with major health benefits for skin and your overall health. Starting from your overall immunity, boosting heart and brain health, improving metabolism and supporting your weight loss efforts. But that’s not all, Matcha Green Tea is also a very efficient topical skin care option!
This vibrant superfood green-coloured powder is made with special, shade-grown green tea that is stone-ground and powdered. This powdered green tea has a great variety in its uses- ranging from a bounteous beverage, to culinary dishes, to DIY face masks for your vanity.
The health benefits of matcha are endless and if consumed regularly, it works towards healing our skin from the inside out. Matcha is a potent yet gentle exfoliant that's suitable for all skin types as it has abundant antioxidants. When matcha is incorporated in your skin care regime, it can aid in making your skin soft, clear, and balanced.
Matcha green tea is rich in chlorophyll which helps detoxify your skin and fight harmful toxins in order to protect your skin. The EGCG, a type of catechin (antioxidant), found in matcha is a very biocompound as it helps in neutralizing harmful free radicals and reduces cell damage. When used topically, the caffeine in matcha can energise the skin and promote skin firmness, reduce puffiness, and add an overall glow. Thanks to the abundant antioxidants in Matcha, it can help reduce inflammation and control your acne as well.
This mask is a must-try for a relaxing at home spa day. It will definitely brighten up your day and your skin. So sip your worries away and enjoy your special matcha self-care day!
Matcha Beauty Benefits:
- Helps clear skin
- Removes toxins from the skin
- Helps protect the skin from free radicals
- Reduces puffiness and swelling
- Lightly exfoliates the skin
- Effective acne-control as a face mask
DIY Matcha Green Tea Face Mask for Bright Glowing Skin
2 teaspoons of matcha
1 teaspoon of water
1 teaspoon of honey
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Wash your face with warm water and pat dry.
- Apply mixture evenly to skin, avoiding the area around the eyes.
- Wait for 15 minutes or until the mask is dry.
- Wash off the mask and pat dry.
Disclaimer : While there are no known reports of any allergic reactions with matcha, if it irritates your skin, we suggest you wash it off and consult a general physician or a dermatologist.
Written by Khushi Ashar