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Surely many have heard about the mysterious drink of a beautiful jade color with the exotic name of Matcha.
Matcha is a variety of green tea from Asia that has gained tremendous popularity in Europe and is rapidly gaining its popularity in our country. Why exactly Match?
The drink is made from young tea leaves, which are processed using a special technology and crushed into a bright green powder. When brewed, matcha is completely dissolved in water and all nutrients are fully absorbed by the body.
The concentration of nutrients and trace elements is so high that it cannot be compared with any other drink!
The Match contains in large quantities:
- Antioxidants, including EGCg;
- Amino acids: L-theanine, aspartic acid, etc.;
- minerals: m iron, calcium, zinc and others;
- proteins and carbohydrates;
- vitamins C and E;
The beneficial properties of matcha tea
The extraordinary healing power of matcha green tea powder can rightfully be called "superfood". Documented studies state that high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are present in matcha when drunk, and these same properties can be beneficial when applied to the skin. If you find that drinking matcha is good for you, then applying it to your face, hair and body is even better.
The rich, deep green color of matcha is due to the chlorophyll in its leaves. When used on the skin, chlorophyll helps protect it from sun damage and photoaging, which means less wrinkles and age spots. Chlorophyll also helps protect the skin from airborne impurities and chemicals. This is a particularly important barrier if you live or work in a city.
The antioxidants found in matcha promote cell renewal, making the skin smoother and softer. Matcha powder is high in vitamin K, which helps blood circulation, reduces skin puffiness, inflammation, and may help reduce dark circles under the eyes. And this is only for normal skin types.
If you are prone to inflammation and acne in adults, matcha can also help restore your skin. Epigallocatechin gallate, aka EGCG, is a plant compound found in green powder that has antibacterial properties that help fight bacteria common in acne-prone skin.
If you have sensitive skin, you should know that green in skin care can soothe, relieve itching and dryness. And matcha has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help with just that. For those who suffer from redness, rosacea, or have sensitive skin, a matcha mask at the end of a particularly stressful day can help cool and calm your skin (and you).
There are so many benefits to matcha that it shouldn't surprise anyone that it works wonders for your skin. In the past few years, matcha has been increasingly added to many beauty products, from toners and cleansers to lip balms and masks for skin and hair. But you don't need to buy a specialty product to reap the full benefits of green tea. You can make your own magic matcha tea mask.
How to prepare a face mask from Matcha
Here are the recipes for the most effective face masks from Matcha:
- Lifting mask (2 tsp matcha green tea, 3 tsp sour cream, 1 tsp honey). The mask is applied for 20-30 minutes and washed off with warm water.
- Nutritious (2 teaspoons matcha green tea, 4 teaspoons chopped oatmeal, 1 teaspoon honey, 6 teaspoons hot water). Apply a useful mixture to the face for half an hour. For the best result, the procedure is best done in a course of 10-12 times.
- Whitening (2 tsp matcha green tea, 2 tsp rice flour). Add hot water to the dry mixture so that the consistency of sour cream is obtained. The mask is applied to the face for 15 minutes and washed off with warm water.
- Rejuvenating (1 teaspoon matcha green tea, 1 teaspoon bentoin clay). The dry ingredients are mixed with water and in the form of a paste are applied to the face for 15-20 minutes. To reduce wrinkles and increase skin elasticity, the mask is used 2-3 times a week, followed by a moisturizing cream.
Bright green matcha tea perfectly removes acne and excessive oiliness of the skin. It also stimulates better circulation in the blood, thereby evening out skin tone and increasing its resistance to aging. Just imagine, its antioxidant activity is 4 times greater than that of the famous goji berries! But it is antioxidants that protect our skin from aging.
In Japan, women have long been using matcha face masks and remain beautiful. Want a skin like silk? Try the mask that suits you from the Match!