Matcha green tea seems to be the in-thing in the beauty and skincare industry for a hot minute now. What is it? Why is it so great and which products should you include in your daily routine? Keep reading to find the answers to all these questions.
Matcha comes from grinding young tea leaves into a bright green powder. It beats usual green tea in nutritional value because it IS the tea leaf itself, not just the water in which it is brewed. Matcha has umpteen health benefits, defending against heart disease and cancer, while also improving blood sugar, and blood pressure, and fighting ageing. Skin-specifically speaking, matcha protects against UV damage and improves skin elasticity. It also defends the skin against age spots, dry skin, and yes, wrinkles. The tannins in matcha are the perfect match for oily skin as it actually shrinks pores and reduces oil and sebum production.
If you’re not one whose palette enjoys the flavours of matcha, there are different products you can use on your body to improve its health. Check out our top 10 products we enjoy very matcha!
This face pack contains spirulina which increases healing and skin cell turnover along with matcha which is high in antioxidants and boasts of anti-ageing properties. It detoxifies the skin, prevents fungal acne and controls excess oil production. It even exfoliates the skin and gets rid of dead skin cells. So, it’s defs going to be your summer BFF.
This cleanser takes care of your pH balance by not drying out or dehydrating your skin. It’s non-comedogenic and hence great for acne-prone skin and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It is also vegan, cruelty-free and formulated with clean ingredients making it a fab buy.
Who said matcha is just for the skin? This shampoo proves that it has multiple benefits for the hair as well including adding vibrancy and shine to dull locks and keeping parched hair soft and hydrated. It is silicone, paraben, sulfate and gluten-free so you don’t have to worry about your tresses at all after using this.
We’re pretty sure you’ve heard of double cleansing by now and if you haven’t, it’s the process of first cleaning your skin with an oil-based cleanser and then with a gel cleanser to get rid of all the makeup, product, grime and dirt that’s been collected over the day. This cleansing oil is perfect for that.
There are very few things quite as relaxing as a sheet mask after a long day. This matcha one by Sephora controls oil production and shine and purifies the skin. You can even use it before your makeup routine to avoid it from looking greasy.
Still not convinced to buy any of these products try DIY with stuff you already own. We can not get enough of matcha products or shut up about just how great matcha is, after all not all heroes wear capes!
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