Amazing Skin Benefits of Matcha, plus a super simple, 2-step DIY Matcha Face Mask
In whatever way you consume matcha - drinking it, eating it or slathering it onto your skin - the amazing skin benefits are visibly noticeable with a glowing, rejuvenated look.
So it does make sense that the trendiest must-have item in the vanities of models, beauty experts and celebrities nowadays is matcha-infused-anything. Seriously, a quick search will open to you a world of matcha masks, cleansers, lotions even a pack of matcha infused wipes is a thing. The fashion world has felt the matcha takeover too - models were spotted swapping their lattes and americanos for a shot of matcha. All the good stuff in matcha come to benefit your skin’s appearance.
EGCG (epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate),a powerful antioxidant, is responsible for matcha’s amazing skin benefits. One expert compares it to a fire extinguisher:
“Think of matcha as you would other antioxidants: Like a fire extinguisher that puts out inflammation, minimizes damage caused by sun exposure, evens skin tone, and promotes healthy collagen production.”
The insane amount of EGCG matcha has - 137 times more than a cup of green tea - makes its effect more noticeable as it cleanses your skin at the cellular level.
It reduces the redness brought about by chronic skin conditions like acne, but even at the amount matcha has, it’s soothing and gentle to all skin types. Say goodbye to blotches, redness and irritation!
Treats oily skin
Matcha contains tannins that shrink pores and decrease the production of sebum that causes acne. It’s especially helpful to teenagers struggling with breakouts and oily skin during puberty as it both halts the production of sebum while stripping the excess from the skin.
Protects you from premature aging
It’s dreadful seeing lines and wrinkles on your face even though you’re still young. These premature signs of aging are caused by harmful UV rays you’re exposed to when you get under the heat of the sun unprotected. With the skin being the body’s biggest organ, it’s really easy to fall victim to it. Luckily, matcha protects the skin from premature aging and hyperpigmentation. Because matcha is also an energy booster, it encourages rejuvenation in skin cells.
BONUS: 2-step DIY Matcha Face Mask
- 1 teaspoon (2 grams) matcha green tea powder
- 1 teaspoon (2 grams) raw honey
In a bowl, mix the matcha powder with honey until it forms a paste. Add more honey until the consistency is to your liking. Lather a generous amount on your face using circular motion and let it stand for 10-15 minutes. After rinsing with warm water and a washcloth, you can feel how noticeably smoother your skin is.. That’s the proof of matcha’s amazing skin benefits at work!