Whether you have come across spectacular green confections while watching The Food Network, or found out about it from the person in front of you at Starbucks, there’s no denying that drinks and foods created with Matcha are really pretty.
But is there more behind its gorgeous hue?
Absolutely! Matcha is so much more than just a pretty green powder...
Green tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world and is jam-packed with antioxidants to protect you against disease, as well as to drastically boost your skin’s health.
But guess what?
Matcha is even more concentrated!
Make a brew, curl up in your coziest, comfiest spot and dig in to our latest read!
So what exactly is Matcha?
Okay, so matcha is green tea, but it’s a powder form.
Matcha is created by pulverizing green tea leaves into a fine powder, creating a much more potent and concentrated version that can be added to smoothies, desserts, lattes and of course, skin care products!
If you stay till the end we will share an awesome DIY Matcha mask that you can whip up on your own or with your favorite people for a fun spa night at home!
How can Matcha benefit my skin?
We are seriously glad you asked!
We swear our skin perks up simply at the mention of the term “antioxidants” and Matcha is absolutely bursting in them!
Slows down the signs of aging
Matcha is brimming in a class of antioxidants called catechins that help to neutralize any free radicals your skin may come into contact with. Drinking Matcha and applying it externally is one of the best ways to keep your skin beautifully youthful!
Matcha can also help to reverse some of the signs of sun damage due to UV protection properties.
Fights acne-causing bacteria
Matcha has natural antibacterial properties to kill acne-causing bacteria when it is applied externally to your skin or directly to blemishes. We see clear skin on the horizon, hurrah!
Soothes inflammation in sensitive and problem skin
Matcha is rich in a unique plant compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which has excellent anti-inflammatory benefits and will help to soothe irritation and redness in sensitive or aggravated skin.
We adore this matcha face mask recipe, that contains oatmeal to leave the skin baby soft, soothed and nourished. We leave out the honey to make it vegan and add a teaspoon or 2 of our favorite nut milk instead for a little healthy fat boost!
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