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Thursday, August 24, 2017

6 Ways Matcha Can Beautify Your Skin

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If you’re a fan of green tea, then there’s a good chance you’re also a fan of Matcha green tea. Matcha, in terms of powerful antioxidant and nutritional benefits, is actually equal to about 10 cups of regular green tea!

It’s been used in Japan for a variety of purposes for centuries, but is really taking off in Western cultures as of late. Matcha tea is a popular drink, and Matcha powder is an increasingly used additive for smoothies and baking and in a variety of recipes

Matcha is extremely healthy for your insides, but guess what! It’s also healthy for your outsides! It turns out Matcha powder can be used in all sorts of ways for beauty and skin care. If you’re looking to try using Matcha in new ways, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about using Matcha to care for your skin and give it a healthy, beautiful glow.

What Can Matcha Do For You?

Clear and Even Out Your Complexion

If you’re looking for a natural way to clear and even out your complexion, look no further than matcha. It contains a property, chlorophyll, which will have your skin glowing and young again in no time.

Chlorophyll is produced in matcha during the last few weeks of its growing time by covering the leaves and protecting them from the sun right before harvest. This is also what turns the matcha that vivid green color. 


It’s the chlorophyll that makes matcha a great option if you want to detox your skin. It cleanses your skin of toxins and then protects it against chemicals or impurities that would threaten to clog your pores and leave your skin vulnerable to blemishes and discoloration.

                                    

To cleanse your skin and give your complexion a boost, try our Green Tea Facial Scrub, which controls oil, exfoliates, deeply purifies and reduces the look of pores. 

Treat Acne

One of matcha’s most notable qualities is that it is a natural antibiotic agent. This means that it provides healing properties for your body, both internally and externally. While most acne care systems contain harsh chemicals that are dangerous for the skin, matcha provides a natural way to combat and even do away with acne.

Matcha contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is known to combat the bacterial build up that contributes to pimples and blemishes. Thus, adding matcha to your moisturizer or using a face mask that contains it is a powerful way to ward off acne and cleanse the skin of bacteria.

Prevent and Reverse Signs of Aging


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That EGCG antioxidant that we just mentioned also has the power to slow cell degeneration. This can contribute to smoother, tighter skin. This means that fine lines and wrinkles can be prevented, and in some cases even reversed, with the use of matcha.

Catechins, which is a type of polyphenol found in matcha, give it antioxidants that can deactivate free radicals in your skin. Those free radicals contribute to signs of premature aging, so the result of deactivating them is younger, fresher looking skin.