Though you may or may not have gotten on board the matcha tea trend for health reasons, this green powder with its amazing catechins that started in the Tang Dynasty in China as far back as the 7th century also has been rediscovered and incorporated as an ingredient in many beauty products. Being that matcha has an impressive abundance of antioxidants and amazing plant compounds, companies have taken notice of its benefits especially for skin.
To begin with, matcha is a multitasking ingredient that due to its potent plant properties and polyphenolic compounds can handle a variety of skin issues such as dealing with inflammation and anti-aging to safeguarding the skin from environmental stresses from pollution and the sun as well as further damage it may cause. Due to its theanine (an amino acid), matcha can also hydrate the skin enough to plump the skin cells to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while repairing. This could mean fewer chances of irritation from skin care for sensitive complexions or those with redness problems from rosacea.
Yet, matcha benefits for skin don’t stop there. The green in this tea comes from chlorophyll, which helps open up pores to bring toxins to the surface for those suffering with acne. At the same time, matcha has tannins that have antimicrobial properties to disinfect the skin. Also, to its credit is the fact that matcha has another benefit from those tannins while serving as an astringent for the skin.
Matcha also has the power to improve the skin’s circulation due to its caffeine and brighten the complexion with its vitamin C. Just checking for this ingredient on your next skin care product purchase could mean more radiance in how the caffeine and vitamin C team up in the formula.
With all these exceptional benefits going for matcha, you may find that it may do what some others may not for improving the appearance of your skin. In fact, you can increase those matcha benefits drinking it to help the skin internally and your overall health as well.