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Matcha is not only a nice beverage to have it also has great benefits for the skin, with minerals, nutrients and anti-oxidants for health and youthful look. Are you looking for do-it-yourself options for a smooth, radiant and tight skin? Then Matcha face pack has you covered! With the global wave of wellness, indulge in a healthy upgrade, it was moved from the kitchen cabinet to beauty drawers to reap its skincare benefits. We know the superfood skin fairy can potentially reduce mild redness, irritation, dryness, sun damage, oily or acne-prone skin and detoxify toxins. No wonder the skin enthusiasts are thrilled to be create high antioxidants face masks to leave your face clean, healthy and nourished, making you wonder how you survived the week without it! So drink it, wear it, spray it on matcha benefits are too good to miss!

Matcha Facial Masks – The Ultimate Skin Food

Natalia Vilas Boas, Owner of finest artisanal Japanese matcha- Enso Matcha gives us a few useful tips and tricks to get glowing this season.

‘Skin products have come a long way, now being able to treat a huge range of different issues. They can be expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to be able to have great facial care at home.

In fact, I’m pretty sure you could whip up a great face mask right now with the ingredients you have at home!

Nature can provide our skin with all the nutrients it needs. And one of the greatest natural skin foods is matcha! Packed full of antioxidants, it can rejuvenate your skin and give you the glowing boost (which we all need from time to time). When your skin looks good, you feel good!

The goodies in matcha most beneficial for our skin are rutin, polyphenols and vitamins A, B- complex, C, E and K. Some of them are powerful antioxidants and research has discovered great benefits when they are used topically.’

Benefits of matcha face masks:

  • Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral
  • Helpful in protecting your skin and decreasing damage done by too much UV light
  • Treatment for skin wrinkling
  • Reduction in atopic dermatitis
  • Soothes the skin to improve the appearance of anti-aging signs
  • Protects from tissue damage
  • Moisturises dry skin
  • Reduces signs of fatigue

Matcha is the perfect option for a quick face mask, to give you smoother and more nourished skin.

Another fantastic compound found in matcha is epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG for short. It gives matcha great antibacterial and antibiotic properties that can help acne prone skin. Aside from helping with blemishes, EGCG promotes smoother and more supple skin due to its ability to support skin structure and rejuvenate skin cells.

Matcha face masks help fight against puffiness and skin inflammation, as well as dark eye circles (although remember to get plenty of sleep, too!) because of its high vitamin K content, a vitamin that helps improve blood circulation.

So if you have matcha at home and nothing else, you can already make a highly beneficial face mask to nourish your skin!

Here are some easy to make face masks that use matcha and other natural ingredients to give your skin the boost it needs.

When using matcha in face masks, we don’t recommend using low quality matcha with a dull green or yellowish colour. Avoid using the highest quality ceremonial matcha, too, as that’s intended for drinking on special occasions.

We find the best matcha to use is a high quality culinary grade or an everyday grade. Look out for colour, the greener the better.

A few recipes by Natalia Vilas Boas, owner of Enso Matcha-

1) Matcha + Water

● Just mix 2 tsp of Matcha + A little bit of warm water. (1:1 ratio).

Seriously, that’s all you need!

Blend with a whisk until you have a thick, smooth paste. Then apply to a clean face. Leave it for 10 – 15 min, until it is completely dried. Then rinse it off.

2) Nourishing Matcha Mask

  • 2 tsp matcha
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp ripe mashed banana

Honey works wonders on our skin. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps heal wounds and nourishes the skin. The banana is a very complete fruit in nutrients. Applied to the skin, it can also nourish, moisturise, repair and enhances glow.

This is one of the best masks you could give to your face after a long stressful day.

3) Anti-Aging Matcha Mask

  • 2 tsp matcha
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • ½ ripe avocado mashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

The lemon is a great source of Vitamin C so, just like matcha, it has great antioxidant properties. It can also soothe and reduce wrinkles as well as provide anti-aging benefits. It also helps even out the skin if you have blemishes.

Avocado is another amazing fruit that has Omega3, vitamins A,D E. So it also helps, when used with antioxidant-rich ingredients, fight signs of aging. On top of that, the Olive oil can repair sun damage and premature aging.

4. Homemade Matcha Eye Mask

Specially useful on the days you are not getting much sleep, the caffeine present on Matcha along with the Rose water will help reduce puffiness and dark eye circles.

  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 1 tsp warm water
  • 5 tbsp rose water
  • Cotton Make-up pads

Cut the pads into 2 semicircles. Mix the matcha with the warm water first. Once it’s fully dissolved, pour in the rose water. Add the cotton pads into the mixture and let it soak for a few seconds. Wrap them in cling film and store in the freezer.’

Happy face matcha-ing!

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