How Matcha Green Tea Powder Helps with Anti Aging
Everyday our bodies are subject to stresses from our environment from foods we eat, sun exposure and just natural wear and tear. These stresses produce free radicals which are known to damage healthy cells by depleting them of oxygen and breaking down the levels of collagen – which is essential in keeping skin supple and young-looking.
There is a type of green tea that is offers incredible anti aging benefits both through drinking and applying it as a face mask. Matcha green tea is the whole tea leaf stone ground into a powder which dissolves in water. As a result you consume the whole tea leaf so matcha has 137 times the antioxidants of a standard green tea bag. This means that every time you drink a cup of matcha you are flooding your body with antioxidants that are combatting free radicals and removing these from your system, preventing them from damaging your skin cells helping to prevent cell degeneration and premature ageing.
Matcha can be applied to the skin as a face mask which due to it’s strong anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and also helps brighten skin.
You can easily make a matcha face mask with a 1/4 teaspoon of matcha, a teaspoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of moisture mixed together and applied to the skin. After 20 minutes wash away the mask to reveal beautiful, bright and glowing skin.