Put down those cucumbers!
No longer are they the only veggie that’s beneficial for your complexion.
There’s another kid on the block –matcha tea.
Matcha tea is like a green tea on steroids – not that this is a bad thing. Far from it. Matcha is created from high quality, pure green tea leaves, which are crushed to form powder. This is then consumed by adding hot (not boiling) water or milk to it.
Unlike other forms of tea, nothing is wasted with matcha tea and it is far more potent than green tea is alone.
But drinking the stuff is only one thing you could do with it. If for some strange reason you don’t like it, you can still get some of its health benefits by wearing it. That is to say, putting the powder on your skin.
In fact, there are lots of reasons to make matcha tea not only part of your breakfast, but also part of your beauty regime.
GREEN MATCHA TEA FOR YOUR HAIR
You may be surprised to learn that you can wash your hair in green tea – and that includes matcha green tea!
Because of its powerful antioxidant properties, both green tea (and the far superior antioxidants found in matcha tea) make a great treatment for anyone with flaky, itchy scalps.
Both green and matcha tea shampoos exist, as a treatment for dandruff.
However, because of the drying qualities of the tea, it is advisable to use a nourishing conditioner afterwards on your hair.
MATCHA TEA TO MINIMIZE REDNESS
If you have skin which is prone to redness and chafing, then a matcha mask might be just your cup of tea!
This is because matcha tea is an anti inflammatory and helps to soothe the skin.
It may also be used for the treatment of rosacea.
MATCHA TEA COULD HELP TREAT ACNE
Great news for acne sufferers. For skin prone to breakouts, utilizing a matcha tea powder on the skin can help treat spots and acne.
MATCHA TEA IS GREAT FOR OILY COMPLEXIONS
If your skin resembles an oil slick, then try treating your t zone with matcha tea!
Matcha, like all tea, contains tannins and these can help reduce the size of pores. These are the cause of oil production and therefore, will lessen the shine on your skin.
By controlling the oil, you can help eliminate blemishes and spots from forming – win, win!
MATCHA TEA CAN BE AN EXFOLIANT
Keep your complexion fresh and glowing, with the use of a matcha tea exfoliant. This works by removing the dead cells on your face and massaging the new skin beneath it, to liven up your visage.
MATCHA CAN FIGHT THE SIGNS OF AGING
Perhaps the most compelling reason to use matcha green tea on your skin is that it can help to combat the signs of aging.
It can help boost your skin’s elastin creation. This makes the skin appear fuller and more voluminous.
Over time, this can combat those skin baddies, free radicals. These are the nasties that cause sun damage, dryness, age spots and the biggest no-no of them all, wrinkles.
As well as drinking your antioxidants, you can apply them to your face directly, to maintain a youthful and fresh complexion.
MATCHA CAN BE MADE INTO A FACE MASK
To get some of the benefits of matcha tea for yourself try checking out some recipes for a matcha tea face mask. Alternatively, you can buy these from many health stores or online outlets.
Botox can wait – join the matcha tea revolution and rejuvenate your skin naturally!