Is Matcha Good For Your Skin?
Ever wonder why Japanese people have such lovely youthful skin? Diet plays quite a part. With a focus on raw vegetables and fish, rice and green tea, they ensure the foods they eat also assist in preventing wrinkles and resulting in younger-looking, glowing skin.
Let's dive into 5 reasons why drinking Matcha Green Tea can assist with the overall health and appearance of your skin.
1) Antioxidant Rich = Protects Against Free Radicals & Cell Damage
Matcha truly is a powerhouse of nutrients! It contains a huge amount of antioxidants, far more than other superfoods such as blueberries, spinach, goji berries and so on.
These antioxidants help:
- protect against free radicals, which cause damage to cells and DNA
- help prevent cell damage caused by environmental toxins.
2) Vitamin Rich = Collagen Boosting
Matcha is packed with Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, both incredibly essential for maintaining healthy skin and helps reduce the effects of ageing. Vitamin B2 also plays an essential role in boosting collagen. This is why you often see the use of green tea in skin care products. Collagen helps improve skin texture, elasticity and firmness.
3) Hormone Balancing = Less Acne/Spots
Hormonal acne is often caused by stress and excessive androgen hormones that cause the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. Matcha helps combat stress and calms the nervous system.
The relaxant property found in Matcha known as L-theanine also helps regulate hormones by naturally lowering the body's cortisol levels. Cortisol causes increased oil production in your skin glands, which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Matcha to the rescue again!
4) Anti-Inflammatory = Reduces Redness
The rich antioxidant content of Matcha helps combat inflammation. It can help reduce redness, puffiness and breakouts. If you have acne, eczema or rashes drinking Matcha could be a good idea to try.
5) Detoxifying = Clear Smooth Complexion
If there is an overproduction of free radicals they can begin to attack both harmful and healthy cells in our body. The strong EGCG catechin (Epigallocatechin gallate) found in Matcha works to protect the skin by neutralising excess free radicals and oxidative stresses in our systems.
We hope this encourages you to incorporate a cup of Matcha into your daily routine and have your skin reap benefits like these!
Why Matcha and not regular green tea bags? Matcha contains a much higher level of antioxidants, nutrients and amino acids compared to standard green tea (read more about this here)
For maximum benefit, we recommend drinking our Organic Matcha straight with just water but if you do prefer it as a Latte, a plant based milk is best so the aborption of nutrients are not blocked by the casein protein found in dairy.