When you think of the powerful benefits of matcha, your thoughts probably go straight to drinking matcha green tea. After all, it’s a great pick-me-up for that afternoon slump as well as an excellent metabolism booster. And, of course, we would be remiss to overlook its health qualities such as its power as an antioxidant for your body. Now, we know that matcha is not only good for you internally, it is also good for your skin.
Matcha, in fact, has always been good for the skin and has been used that way for centuries. Today, thousands of people have rediscovered this knowledge and are now rejuvenating their face with a matcha mask. In an effort to explain why so many are now using matcha as a facial mask, here are the top five benefits of matcha for skin care:
Treats inflammation. Matcha powder has many anti-inflammatory properties, especially EGCG, that reduce the redness associated with chronic skin conditions such as rosacea and even acne. It is gentle enough for all skin types and brings soothing relief from these issues. Not only does the skin feel better, but matcha diminishes redness, which lessens any self-consciousness about having a chronic skin condition.
Improves your complexion. Matcha powder has remarkable properties to keep your complexion fresh and healthy. Not only does it reduce inflammation, it offers a one-two punch for the skin to exfoliate and eliminate dead skin cells, then rejuvenate the underlying skin to improve your complexion.
Diminishes the signs of aging. Let’s face it. This is one of the biggest reasons you take care of your skin. Matcha stimulates elastin production to add volume to the skin. It also protects the skin against free radicals that cause sun damage, age spots, dry skin, and yes, wrinkles.
Treats oily skin. The tannins in matcha actually shrink pores and reduce the production of oil associated with acne. If you have teenagers who struggle with breakouts and oily skin, matcha is especially beneficial as it removes oil from the skin and slows the production of the oil causing the acne.
Treats all skin types. Matcha masks are made from food, not chemicals, which is about as natural as it can get. That is why it is gentle enough for younger skin yet strong enough for skin that needs a little boost to look better.
The Magic Elixir for Your Face
The next time you want a little rejuvenating skin treatment, a matcha mask is one of the best things you can do. Take it one step further and enjoy a nice hot cup of green tea while you wear the mask to get the full effects of matcha.
It feels so good you are bound to become obsessed with it!