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Everybody’s known of matcha for skin and as a wholesome health drink, and it looks like it’s here to stay. It’s so popular that there are food and drinks explicitly made with the powdered green tea in mind. This craze is not surprising considering matcha and its unique flavor goes almost always with anything.
Matcha has been around in Japan for centuries and used in tea ceremonies; more and more people are finding new uses for it. Its proven health benefits have made industries realize that it can be more than just something to eat or drink. It can be applied topically to the skin to help combat any issues that you have.
Let us see some creative skin-care uses for matcha you shouldn’t miss.
Creative Ways You Can Use Matcha for Skin Care
1. Matcha Green Tea Lip Balm
There’s nothing more annoying than having dry and cracked lips. It can be irritating and painful if you try to pick the crusty parts yourself. There are many reasons lips get dry. Staying hydrated help, but it can only do so much. If the condition of your lips stays, you will need a balm to help soothe and calm them.
Matcha has anti-inflammatory properties, so a lip balm with this ingredient will be beneficial for your lips. Check out this video on how to make your very own matcha lip balm. The great thing about this recipe is that you can still use it every day even if your lips have healed and recovered.
2. Matcha and Organic Sugar Body Scrub
There are only so many cups of matcha you can consume in a day, and any more than five can negate the positive effects. If you’re a dedicated tea addict, you can use more of the matcha on your skin as an organic body scrub. The finely milled green tea powder is a powerful detoxifier that can help against the effects of harmful UV radiation and free radicals.
Simply Mix Ceremonial Matcha Powder and Organic Sugar with Healthy Oils such as Coconut or Olive and done! You got your homemade body scrub ready.
Apart from smooth skin, Matcha and Organic Sugar Body Scrub help make your skin glow. Since this scrub makes use of oils, do take care when using it in the tub.
3. Matcha and Cucumber Face Mask
Want a quick way to soothe your irritated face after a long day? Blending matcha and cucumber can make a great, soothing mask. When you make this DIY mask, you only need a tablespoon of blended cucumber and a teaspoon of the matcha green tea powder. You can make one small batch at a time.
Apply a thick layer onto your face, and leave it for twenty to thirty minutes. Gently rinse off with water, and apply moisturizer. If you have some mixture of leftover, you can place it in ice-cube trays and freeze it for your next use.
4. Shea and Matcha Green Tea Body Butter
There are days when body lotion is simply not enough. Hot summer days and frigid winters can be drying, and that is why body butter lotions are great for retaining some moisture in the body.
A Do-it-Yourself Remedy made of matcha green tea powder, shea butter, and various skin-nourishing oils will help soothe inflamed skin and keep it hydrated.
This is a vegan body butter infused with the goodness of matcha will help fight the free radicals to slow down aging and improve overall skin health. You can substitute coconut oil or any ingredient if you have sensitivities or allergies.
5. Lemon and Matcha Eye Patches
Dark circles and puffy under eyes can be unsightly. They are caused by several factors, such as stress, lack of sleep, and sometimes, genetics. Apart from a good concealer, you can remedy it by using effective eye patches.
This homemade remedy of lemon juice and matcha gel patches are easy to make. Matcha’s anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce the puffiness, and lemon juice can help brighten the area as well as reduce scars. It is a simple DIY that you can easily make in the comfort of your own home.
If you are unsure about any allergies, make sure to do a skin patch test before using any homemade mixtures. Additionally, it’s best to exercise proper hygiene and to clean tools to ensure that your DIY recipes will not be contaminated. Remove any products immediately if you feel irritation or burning or if you see redness. If it persists, go see a medical professional.
So This was it for today. I hope you have found this post helpful. What other homemade matcha skin-care recipes have you tried? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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