MATCHA – SUPERFOOD FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

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MATCHA - SUPERFOOD FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

Are you looking for natural ways to help your skin get that glow up? Try matcha! Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially shade grown and then harvested green tea leaves.

MATCHA - SUPERFOOD FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

How is matcha different from green tea?

Matcha and green tea both come from the same plant camellia sinensis. But the plants which are going to be used to make matcha are kept away from sunlight (giving the leaves the darker green colour and increasing the production of amino acids) for around a month, before they are harvested. That’s what makes matcha different from regular green tea.

How does matcha benefit your skin?

Matcha is very high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which can be very beneficial to skin health and for people with acne. It can also help treat skin infections, skin redness, minor cuts, sunburns etc. Matcha contains methylxanthines which is a type of drug that can help stimulate microcirculation in the skin and help it look more healthy and radiant and gives your skin a glow up by supporting healthy complexion.

Matcha contains a type of plant-based compound called catechin, which is formally known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). These catechins belong to a larger group of plant compounds known as polyphenols. This property of matcha helps improve the skin’s appearance and can slow down the signs of aging causing wrinkles and fine lines by preventing the skin from free radical damage. It can help fight dull skin, make the skin texture smoother, keep the skin moisturized and nourished in turn making your complexion more radiant, giving it that perfect glow.

 Therefore, consuming matcha tea has antioxidant properties which are way higher than consuming just green tea.

Match Latte Recipe – helps cleanse from within, from all those pollutants and toxins that our bodies are exposed to on a daily basis

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup hot milk
  • 1 tsp matcha
  • Maple syrup or honey (to taste)

How to make it:

Into a cup, add in the matcha powder and maple syrup or honey to taste and mix well. Then just add in a little of the water and stir this mixture very well for a few minutes, until the mixture starts to froth up a little bit. You can even use a Chasen (also known as a bamboo matcha whisk) at this stage. Then once the mixture is nice and frothy, add in the rest of the hot water, stir well with a spoon and top it up with the hot milk while still stirring. It is then ready to consume. READ MORE – AYURVEDA BATH POWDER FOR CLEAR GLOWING SKIN

MATCHA - SUPERFOOD FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

Matcha and cinnamon Clear Acne : Cinnamon is beneficial to fight against acne-causing bacteria and also help clear the gut for a healthy clear skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp matcha
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder (Around ⅛ of a tsp)
  • 1 tsp honey ( optional)
  • 1 Cup hot water

Method:

Into a cup, add in the matcha powder and cinnamon with just a little of hot water and stir this mixture very well for a few minutes, until the mixture starts to froth up a little bit. You can even use a Chasen (also known as a bamboo matcha whisk) at this stage. Then once the mixture is nice and frothy, add in the rest of the hot water, stir well with a spoon and it is ready to consume.

Tip: This preparation is claimed to be more beneficial as the matcha is diluted with just water and no other ingredients. But that being said, matcha tastes a little bitter and may not be palatable to some and they may not prefer this preparation of matcha tea and can thereby use the next recipe below.

Matcha Face Mist –  it works wonders in removing excess oil, acne, blemishes, dark spots & other impurities, leaving your valuable skin to breathe freely for a flawless complexion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp matcha

How to make it:

Into a small mixing bowl add in the matcha, and add in the hot water and mix well. Pour everything into a spray bottle and spray this on your face throughout the day to calm irritated skin and also brighten the skin. READ MORE – HEALTHY MORNING: AYURVEDA MORNING ROUTINE for healthy body and clear skin