Most of us are aware of the fact that matcha is loaded with health benefits. Also, it is increasingly being used as an ingredient in cookies, smoothies, and desserts. Another benefit of drinking matcha is it reduces inflammation which means less acne and more youthful looking skin. Matcha green tea benefits include having one of the highest antioxidant ORAC ratings of any food or drink ever measured. A foods ORAC or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity score measures its levels of antioxidants and ability to reduce free radicals. Thus, matcha will not only protect against skin blemishes, it can also prevent and repair uv sun damage.
Now you might be thinking how matcha can be so effective in protecting the skin. Well the polyphenols and catechins in matcha effectively regulate the damaging effects of UV radiation and free radicals, providing protection for the skin from the sun. Matcha clears blemishes as well. The EGCG antioxidant in matcha reduces cell degeneration which slows the aging process and contributes to a more radiant skin tone.
Also keep in mind that matcha green tea is the whole tea leaf grinded into a powder which liquefies in water. Therefore, you are ingesting the whole tea leaf so matcha has over 100 times the antioxidants compared to regular green tea. Matcha is anti bacterial and contains incredibly high levels of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) making it effective in reducing inflammation and protecting the skin. The antioxidants have been proven to reduce acne and promote skin elasticity.
In addition to being totally delicious and healthy, matcha can be put directly on your face. That’s right, matcha can be used as a face mask and the process is rather simple. The ingredients you will need include 1 tsp matcha green tea and half a tsp raw honey. Then you simply make a paste of the matcha and honey and gently apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Soak a towel in warm water and wipe your face and neck with it. That’s all there is to it, simple and effective is the matcha way.
Please if you have any information or ideas on using matcha for the face then share it in the comments section below. Also, you might have even used a different type of matcha face mask then please do share that information as well.