Green tea has been around for centuries, and every tea-lover is very familiar with its numerous health benefits. First of all, thanks to its high catechin content, which is a potent antioxidant, green tea can fight and even prevent cell damage, according to WebMD. Aside from that, it has been known to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. And it does not stop there.
Green tea is apparently good for our weary little heads as well, since its consummation has been associated with greater activity in the working-memory area of the brain. There is nothing not to love about this! But what exactly is matcha and why is there a sudden craze for it in the beauty world?
Stay tuned, read on, as we explore the world of natural beauty brought to you by this gem of nature.
Let Me Tell You About the Wonder That is Matcha
Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea, which in terms of its antioxidant and nutritional content holds the equivalent of ten cups of regular green tea. Apart from this, matcha contains chlorophyll, catechins, Vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, protein and calcium. All of these serve as powerful tools in skincare. Chlorophyll, for example, serves as a powerful detoxifying agent that cleanses toxins and makes your skin truly healthy, super-clean and smooth. Catechins step up in the battle against signs of aging as its job is to help trap and inactivate free radicals in the skin, according to dermatologist Judith Hellman.
On top of all that, thanks to its vitamin-packed composition, it is a heaven-sent opportunity for all of you suffering from pesky acne attacks – this is how you fight back! Macha does wonders in the anti-inflammation area, helping your skin fight off acne as well as rosacea. It is no wonder that so many beauty powerhouses are turning to matcha, and why so many skincare products have this powder as their main ingredient.
Show Me How
Once you have got your hands on some great matcha, the first thing you can do is make a mean face mask, so head over to Bustle and get cooking. Repeat this ritual once a week to get rid of wrinkles and those raccoon eyes inflicted upon you by stress, work, whatever. Aside from masks, there are several other products that your skin needs to stay healthy of course — skincare is a multi-step business.
Luckily, there are many cosmetics companies that have recognized the benefits of matcha. Therefore, a cleanser, moisturizer or other natural beauty products rich in this amazing ingredient is a perfect choice. When shopping for these types of products, make sure that they are organic and natural, as these ensure don’t cause any harm or irritation to your skin.
Still Waters Run Deep
If your beauty routine has entailed aggressive products that seem to be giving quick results, but are actually harmful for you in the long run, it is time to return to Mother Nature, as she does know best.
The one thing that you should bear in mind is that beautiful and healthy skin does not come overnight, so be patient. Natural products take some time to make a visible impact, but once they do, it is a long-term impact, one built to last. Trust us on this one, once you go matcha, you never go back. So, go now, explore the green world of green tea and never look back.
Thanks so much to guest contributor Sophia Smith. She is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, graphic designer, lover of vintage treasures, basics, white and diy enthusiast. She is also focusing on organic skincare, minimalism and good quality. Sophia love sharing meaningful content that inspires people. She is beauty editor at High Style Life, but over the years she has written pieces for: Everyday Power Blog, Eco Warrior Princess, How to Simplify, Vegan Edition, Natural Path, Urban Naturale and many other blogs and magazines.