Green tea benefits
As you may know, matcha is a type of green tea that’s jam packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that make it a great coffee alternative, or just an addition to your diet. In fact, just one cup of matcha has up to TEN TIMES the antioxidants of regular green tea. We all have different skin types, but luckily there are health benefits of matcha for pretty much all of them!What are some benefits of matcha for skin? We're glad you asked.
Acne TreatmentAcne is primarily caused by inflammation, overproduction of sebum (a fatty acid) and when the bacteria living naturally on your skin grows too high. With matcha tea's anti-inflammatory properties, studies have shown that upon drinking matcha daily for two months, the production of the fatty acid that causes acne was actually reduced by almost 70 percent! Or hey, you can always pick up a matcha face mask.
Anti-AgingBack to those antioxidants. Matcha contains a high potency of B complex vitamins, as well as vitamins A, C, K. When you absorb these antioxidants from drinking matcha, you are helping to rid the skin of free radicals, which break down collagen. By slowing this process with added antioxidants, your skin can keep it's collagen, longer!
Skin CancerAs mentioned above, matcha is also high in catechins, which promote anti-cancer activity. According the the NCI (National Cancer Institute), these molecules found in matcha can help protect cells from damage from UV rays and even promote the destruction of skin cancer cells.
Home Remedies for Oily SkinYou thought we were done listing all the great things contained in matcha. Not yet! Matcha contains chlorophyll, a natural anti-bacterial. Chlorophyll not only helps to relieve your skin of excess oil, but when applied topically, it give's a nice soothing, cool effect. This in itself can reduce redness caused by certain skin conditions.