What is Matcha and why is it good for your skin? DIY Recipes
When you think of Matcha, you most likely think tea because of the incredible metabolism booster. Matcha green tea prevents acne breakout and skin ageing signs. This tea is well known for its detoxifying properties. Match is high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory properties and protects your skin from free radicals. But did you know that matcha is not only good for your internally but excellent for your skin too??
Matcha powder has remarkable properties that makes your complexion fresh and healthy. It helps reduce inflammation, it exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells. When you exfoliate, your skin looks healthy and glows.
If you suffer from acne, rosacea or inflamed skin, Matcha has anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce the redness and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Matcha stimulates elastic production which gives your skin volume. Elastin is a protein that coils and recoils like a spring in your tissues and organs. As we age, the elastin in our skin begins to decline just like collagen. Lower levels of this protein cause your skin to wrinkle and sag.
For those with oily skin, Matcha helps shrink pores and removes oil from the skin and slows down the production of oil that causes acne.
Match is as natural as it can get and gentle enough for younger skin but effective in giving your skin a healthy boost.
Our DIY matcha face mask purifies the skin and makes it smooth and moisturized.
Matcha Anti-Aging Mask
- 1 large teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel
- ½ teaspoon of matcha green tea powder
- A few drops of rose water
- 2 drops of grape seed oil
These are all high-quality ingredients and mixing them together and applying to your face once a week can completely transform your skin, even out the skin tone and make it look youthful and radiant.
Matcha Detoxifying Mask
This mask is great for oily skin prone to acne and blackheads. It deep cleanses the skin, absorbs oils and dirt and unclogs pores.
- 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder
- 1 teaspoon of Kaolin clay
- Distilled or purified water
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
Mix matcha powder and kaolin clay. Add just enough water to get a paste-like consistency. Add the tea tree oil and mix it all well. Apply the mask to a clean face. Leave it on until it dries. Rinse off with lukewarm-to-cold water.
Matcha Cooling Mask
This mask is very soothing and cooling. It is one of the best DIY beauty products for hydrating the skin and offers a perfect refreshment for your skin during hot summer months.
- 1 tablespoon blended cucumber
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
Blend a cucumber with one tablespoon with the matcha green tea powder. Apply a thick layer to your face. Leave it on for 20–30 minutes, then rinse off and apply a moisturizer.