There’s always a matcha craze going around, and you often see the bright, vibrant green powder used in aesthetic foods and drinks that taste amazing, but did you know that matcha can actually do wonders for your skin? Here are five hidden benefits of matcha:
Matcha powder has many anti-inflammatory properties, especially EGCG, that can reduce the redness associated with chronic skin conditions such as rosacea and acne. If you have blemish-prone skin, you might finish washing your face and see blotches of inflammatory redness. However, our Matcha + Kelp Gentle Cleansing Powder is packed with antioxidants that can help detox your skin from any pollutants. Matcha is gentle enough for all skin types and you’ll be able to leave your house in the morning feeling more confident!
Evens Your Complexion
Not only does matcha reduce inflammation, but it also exfoliates your skin, eliminates dead skin cells, which in turn, rejuvenates the underlying skin to improve your complexion. Make sure to incorporate matcha into your skincare routine because it can keep your skin fresh, soothed, which can lead you to having a healthy and happy glow!
Helps With Skin Maintenance
Matcha is vibrant green because it is packed with chlorophyll, which can protect our skin from the sun. Chlorophyll also protects our skin by shielding it from impurities and chemicals in our environment that could clog our pores. Chlorophyll, as you might have learned in high school science class, is essential for photosynthesis, the chemical reaction in which sunlight is transformed into energy. That means matcha can give your skin a great energy boost!
Treats Oily Skin
Oily skin is one of the leading reasons why we have breakouts, but the good thing is that matcha can be an effective oil cleanser. The tannins in matcha shrink pores and reduce the production of oil that is associated with acne. Matcha is especially beneficial since it removes oil from the skin and slows the production of the oil causing the acne. It’s perfect for someone who struggles with oily skin or if you know any teenagers who struggle with breakouts. Check out some of our natural and vegan products that are specific to treating oily skin.
Better Blood Circulation
Do you find that when you wake up in the morning, you have really puffy skin or notice dark eye circles from lack of sleep? Matcha has high Vitamin K content which promotes better blood circulation. It’s also an important factor in wound healing so make sure you consider using matcha in your natural skincare products!