Matcha's Skincare Benefits
How Matcha Improves Your Skincare Routine
You already know that matcha is good for your mental and physical health, but did you know that it’s also great for healthy skin? That’s right matcha is skincare you can drink. Between its powerful and potent antioxidant mixture and antimicrobial properties, it’s the perfect mix for healthy and vibrant skin. And, the proof is in the matcha coconut and chia pudding.
How Does Matcha Help Your Skin?
From the inside out and the outside in… that’s how. Whether you’re drinking matcha or slathering it directly on your skin, you’re getting a little matcha magic. And, if you’re doing both? Well, let’s just say that you’re getting a lot of matcha magic. So, what does it do, specifically for your skin? Matcha has been shown to aid in skin cancer prevention, anti-aging efforts, and fighting acne. Hang on, because we’re about to get into the science of it all.
Anti-Aging With Matcha
Matcha’s anti-aging skin benefits are no joke. In fact, they’re quite powerful. And that’s because of matcha’s special properties. In addition to high concentrations of skin-regenerating vitamins, like Vitamin A, C, K, and B-Complex, matcha contains large amounts of chlorophyll, more so than any other tea.
In our blog discussing how matcha is made we talked about matcha’s special growth process. If you want all the nitty, gritty details you can check them out here, but for now, we’ll focus on the last step before matcha is harvested- Shading. Shading green tea plants is what turns them into matcha. Depriving them of crucial sunlight protects the fragile antioxidants matcha contains and boosts chlorophyll production. This process gives matcha its chlorophyll potency and signature green shade. Chlorophyll fights free radical damage and increases collagen production. Both of which are essential for healthy skin.
UV Ray Protection With Matcha
When consumed regularly and topically applied, matcha has been shown to fight harmful UV ray absorption. Every day the largest organ in our body, our skin, filters out harmful environmental toxins and chemical pollutants, including harmful UV rays. And, by doing so, helps to protect our other organs. But, as the first line of defense, between us and the world, our skin goes through it. Slathering on a matcha face mask, enjoying a daily tea, or both is a small way to help your skin out big time. Don’t believe us? Check out this scientific study demonstrating just that.
Fight Acne With Matcha
There are typically three primary causes of acne- inflammation, sebum production, or bacteria. And, wouldn’t you know it, matcha is a cure for all three.
Inflammatory Acne- Matcha’s favorite antioxidant partner, EGCG is well known for reducing inflammation in your joints, and it does the exact same thing for your skin. To fight inflammatory acne with matcha, we recommend the Rejuvenating Matcha face mask recipe below.
Acne Caused By Excess Sebum Production- Sebum is an oily substance produced by your pores to coat, moisturize, and protect your skin. But, when you’re body produces more sebum than necessary, instead of protecting your skin, it clogs your pores and causes acne. This scientific study shows that after 8 weeks of drinking matcha daily, sebum production fell by 70%. The cause? EGCG was at it again… binding to hormone receptors and regulating sebum production. To control sebum production, try our oily skin matcha face mask.
Bacterial Acne- In many cases, acne is caused by the bacteria known as P.acnes, also known as Cutibacterium acnes. Matcha, on the other hand, has powerful antibacterial benefits when used topically. In the same way that matcha helps keep your breath fresh by breaking down harmful bacteria, it also helps fight bacterial acne. Try the DIY anti-acne matcha face mask for a gentle, but effective solution to bacterial acne.
Matcha Face Mask Recipes
Ah, yes the reason why you’re really here… self-care. Whether you care about the science behind it or not, the fact remains that matcha is great for your skin. So, head on over to our recipes and find yourself a delicious drink to sip on while you sit back and soak up all the matcha magic in these DIY face masks. It’s important to remember that matcha quality affects the potency of its vitamins and nutrients. So, for the best results, you’ll need ceremonial grade matcha. Grab some now and get started on a new skincare journey.
DIY Anti-Acne Matcha Face Mask
1 ½ tsp Tenzo Matcha
1 tbspn raw honey
DIY Matcha Face Mask For Oily Skin
1 ½ tsp Tenzo Matcha
1 ½ tsp raw honey
1 tsp bentonite clay
DIY Hydrating & Rejuvenating Matcha Face Mask
1 ½ tsp Tenzo Matcha
1 tbsp greek yogurt
1 tsp grapeseed or Argan oil