Matcha green tea is a special type of powdered green tea produced in Japan. The beautiful vibrant green color of matcha is because of the increased chlorophyll content because it is shaded from the sun in the last few weeks of the growth. Post which the leaves are ground into fine powder using a stone grinding wheel. Matcha green tea has many health benefits; it keeps your heart healthy, increases concentration power, aids weight loss and also calms your mind. (ALSO READ DIY Anti-Ageing White Tea Face Mask to Get Younger Looking Skin).Also Read - When is The Best Time to Apply Body Lotion? Expert Answers
The antioxidant properties of this tea also make it an amazing ingredient to be included in your beauty routine. Matcha green tea prevents early signs of ageing, works wonders in reducing acne and also decreases sebum production. You can make an exfoliating face mask using Matcha green tea at home. All you need to make this natural face pack is matcha green tea, palm sugar and olive oil. Here’s how you can make your own matcha green tea natural face mask at home: Also Read - Winter Skincare Essentials: 8 Tips to Keep Your Skin Smooth And Radiant This Winter
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Brew 50 ml of matcha green tea, after it cools down a little, refrigerate it for an hour. To this add about four tablespoons palm sugar and mix well. This will thicken the mixture a little. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to this mixture (this step is optional, add the olive oil only if you have dry skin). (ALSO READ Use this DIY chamomile tea face mask to soothe acne-prone and sensitive skin).
Use this matcha green tea mix on your face in upward strokes to exfoliate your skin. The matcha green tea will help you get rid of the toxins and get a radiant complexion. The gentle abrasion of the palm sugar will remove the dead skin cells and open up clogged pores on your skin. Olive oil is a powerful humectant which means it draws moisture into your skin and helps combat dry skin. Use this homemade remedy twice a week for best results. (ALSO READ This DIY green tea face mask will give you clear skin overnight!).
Since matcha green tea is not grown and produced in India, it is relatively not very cheap when compared to regular green tea, but it is an excellent ingredient to be used on skin. If you cannot find it in your nearest stores, you can easily order it online.
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