Matcha might be a buzz word in the food industry, but green tea powder is also a superstar when it comes to skincare! For starters, it’s caffeine content helps to stimulate the production of collagen, its antibacterial properties help to unclog pores and it’s high levels of EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), helps to reduce inflammation and improve skin tone.
Today I’m shining the spotlight on Matcha and how it can benefit your skin, plus I’m sharing how using it in a face mask can help you to obtain the maximum glow!
The Benefits of Matcha for Your Skin:
The main component of matcha powder is its powerful antioxidants, these are what goes to work to protect and repair your skin from any UV damage. UV damage is the leading cause of changes to the appearance of your skin.
Matcha is also a powerful antibacterial agent ideal for calming acne and unclogging pores. Combined with additional anti-inflammatories which helps to reduce redness and restore any dryness.
Dial up the collagen, as matcha is also commonly used in anti-aging skin care because of its caffeine content. Caffeine helps to increase elastin and collagen which lessens the ageing effect such as wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin B2 helps to maintain collagen levels providing skin with firmness and structure.
How To Make A DIY Matcha Face Mask:
Matcha powder makes for the perfect dry ingredient to mix with whatever liquid tickles your fancy really. But I decided that I wanted a smooth, creamy consistency and I spotted a can of coconut cream in the corner of my cupboard and decided that would be the perfect solution!
Here’s what you will need if you want to whip up this simple mask:
- 2 Teaspoons Coconut Cream
- Teaspoon Matcha Powder
- Teaspoon Green Clay
- Teaspoon Aloe Vera from the plant
Simply add all your ingredients to a wooden, ceramic or glass bowl. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon or spatula until all ingredients are combined and form a smooth paste. Adjust accordingly if it is too dry, or too wet adding more coconut cream or matcha powder.
Apply the mask evenly to a clean face using a cosmetics brush or clean fingers, avoiding your eyes and hairline. Leave the mask on for approx 15 minutes.
To remove the matcha face mask, rehydrate your face by splashing on some water, then use a damp face cloth to wipe the rest off.
Follow your mask with your favourite moisturiser, or facial oil for additional nourishment.
You can enjoy this mask as part of your self-care ritual once or twice a week.
Don’t have these ingredients on hand?
Luckily for you we’ve made your job a little bit easier with our 100% natural and vegan-friendly Green Clay Mask. Made with collagen-boosting Matcha and wrinkle-fighting Coconut Milk to make your skin look perky and like you haven’t aged a day in 20 years. Stimulate your senses with this aromatic clay mask and reap the benefits of a healthy, more radiant glow.