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Know The Benefits Of Matcha For Skin And Try These Easy DIY Face Masks

Trying these DIY Matcha face masks will totally transform your skincare routine! 
Published -18 Jan 2022, 17:55 ISTUpdated -18 Jan 2022, 18:32 IST
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Isn’t it always a great day when you get to know a skincare home remedy that shows super-positive results without much effort at all? We can guarantee you that this is going to be one of those days now once you read this article.

Today, organic skincare products have come a long way but they can be expensive. And who wants to burn a hole in their pocket anyway, right? So, in this article, we are going to tell you about one of the greatest natural skin foods - Matcha - and how can you make two simple DIY face masks without spending much.

But first, we need to talk about some basics.

What Is Matcha?

matcha powder

Matcha is a type of tea that is made by grinding up naturally dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant into a bright green powder. It holds a prominent ground in Japanese culture since the 12th century and has been a part of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.

However, it is quite different from regular teas such as green tea, or even white tea because matcha is never heated and its minimal processing means its nutrient and antioxidant content is better preserved. 

But do you know that this amazing green powder can also do wonders for your skin?

Packed with full of antioxidants, Matcha can rejuvenate your skin and give you the glowing boost we need from time to time. The elements in matcha which are most beneficial for our skin are rutin, polyphenols, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K. 

But always remember! when using this powerful ingredient in face masks, don’t go for low-quality matcha with a dull green or yellowish colour. You have to look out for its colour, the greener the better!

How Does Matcha Benefit Your Skin?

Matcha has a wide range of therapeutic properties that can benefit your skin in various ways. Some of the most important benefits include:

1. Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage

Do you know why matcha has such a vibrant green colour? That is because it contains a high amount of chlorophyll. 

Interestingly enough, chlorophyll can protect our skin from sun damage, which means fewer wrinkles and sunspots. Isn’t that great? It also protects our skin from the impurities in our environment that could clog our pores.

2. Fights Premature Aging

This green magic powder is a powerhouse of Catechins and Vitamins such as A, B-complex, C, and K. The vitamins in matcha, specifically vitamin B-2, can also keep your skin looking more youthful. A matcha face mask also prevents your skin cells from getting damaged and this prevents premature aging.

3. Helps In Reducing Acne

Matcha contains the highest level of Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a type of catechin.

This catechin has strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, which fight the sebum and bacteria that can cause acne. This can be your go-to food item if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

4. Moisturizes Your Skin

Now, you may know that matcha contains several vitamins. It also includes Vitamin E which has the ability to nourish and hydrate the skin.

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Easy DIY Matcha Face Masks

Whether you want to calm irritated skin, treat an unexpected breakout, revitalize your dull-looking texture, or detoxify your pores, matcha is the perfect option for giving your skin the boost it needs. 

Here are some easy-to-make face masks you can learn to raise the level of your skincare routine.  

Matcha And Bentonite Clay Mask

matcha and clay mask

You can trust us when we say that this Matcha-infused Bentonite clay mask will transform your home into a day spa in a minute. This mask can be used to reduce acne and cleanse pores. 

Bentonite clay helps in removing impurities while having a calming effect on inflamed breakouts. While the antioxidants present in matcha are known for unclogging the pores and relieving inflammation from pimples making it beneficial for people with acne-prone skin. You can also add some essential oils as per your requirement.

Method

  • Take 2 tsp of matcha powder.
  • Take 1 tsp of Bentonite clay (or any clay of your choice).
  • Add 1 tbsp of warm water.
  • You can also add 1 drop of Tea tree essential oil or any oil according to your skin type.
  • Mix these ingredients and apply to makeup-free, damp skin. 
  • Keep the mask on until it dries completely.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.
  • You can apply this mask once a week. 

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Matcha And Oats Mask

matcha and oats mask diy

Image Courtesy: Lumidea Design

Just like many organic brands, you can make this matcha and oats mask for a calming and anti-inflammatory treatment all by yourself.

Oats are considered an amazing natural moisturizer. They also contain antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. They include some plant chemicals which are commonly used to treat skin conditions like eczema, sunburns, and rashes. 

You can also add chamomile to this mix to achieve a more soothing skin.

Method

  • Take 2 tsp of matcha powder.
  • Take 2 tbsp of Oat Paste (blend oats and warm water).
  • Add 1 tbsp of warm water.
  • You can also add 5 drops of Chamomile essential oil.
  • Mix these ingredients and apply to damp skin. 
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.
  • You can apply this mask once a week. 

Do you follow a skincare routine? Will you be adding matcha to it? Do share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page. For more such stories, stay tuned to HerZindagi!

Disclaimer

Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com