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Matcha Green Tea has taken the internet by storm!
The finely ground japanese matcha powder of this specially grown green tea is famed for its health benefits and amazing taste, making it enormously popular with health nuts and foodies alike.
You can brew it, drink it in smoothies and bake or cook it in marvellous ways. But what you may not know is that matcha green tea is also incredibly good for your skin.
Packed with tonnes of natural antioxidants and nutrients, matcha has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-aging properties can help detox the body, improve skin structure and hydration while reducing acne and skin aging.
A lot of cosmetic companies like The Body Shop, St. Ives, Garnier and Innisfree are embracing matcha’s benefits and using green tea extract in their skin care products. Learn more about matcha’s beauty secrets.
Now, you don’t have to shell out huge amounts of money to add matcha to your beauty regime. With a bit of creativity, you can make your own green tea based beauty products that are all natural, chemical-free and cheap.
We’ve curated the top 8 homemade matcha beauty care products from some of the best-loved beauty and style bloggers out there.
Let's check them out!
1. Matcha Facial Mask
This Matcha Facial Mask recipe from Hello Glow will promote healthy, glowing skin, and relax, detox, and stimulate blood circulation.
The rich antioxidants in matcha help renew the skin and cleanse impurities from the pores. The antibacterial properties of honey then soothe acne while cinnamon promotes blood circulation. You’ll be glowing in no time!
This is what you need to make this soothing matcha facial mask:
- 1 tbsp Matcha Powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- ½ tbsp water (boiled)
- 5 drops sandalwood essential oil
Click on the pic for the full recipe. Psst… a bonus recipe for Salted Cream Body Scrub by Hello Glow is also included!
(Photo credit to Hello Glow)
2. Green Tea Facial cream
Moisturising is the important thing you can do to keep your skin healthy, especially on your face.
This green tea facial cream by Say Not Sweet Anne
helps reduce the appearance of ageing and repair damage from the sun using a combo of rosehip seed oil, coconut oil, almond oil, and green tea.
The green tea used here is loose leaf but you can substitute that with matcha. Just mix 1 tsp with hot water to get ten times more antioxidants and nutrients compared to regular green tea.
Here’s the ingredient list – just click on the pic for more details:
- 0.25 oz pure bee wax
- 1 oz almond oil
- 1 oz coconut oil
- ¼ tsp rosehip seed oil
- 1 tsp matcha powder or 1 packet organic green tea
(Photo credit to Say Not Sweet Anne)
3. Matcha Eye Gel Patches
Puffy eyes and dark circles suck!
Eye masks and eye patches do the trick though - they soothe your eyes and refresh your gaze. But instead of buying them from the shops, try these DIY matcha lemon eye gel patches by Ice Pandora.
Both matcha and lemon are great for reducing dark circles and swollen eyes. The vitamin C in lemon helps lighten the dark circles and antioxidants from matcha can relieve swollen eye tissues.
Here’s the list of ingredients for these super refreshing green tea eye masks:
- 1 tbsp Organic Matcha
- 1 tsp agar agar powder
- 1 squeeze of lemon juice
- 100ml water (boiled)
(Photo credit to Ice Pandora)
4. Matcha Moisturizing Lip Balm
Cracked or chapped lips are painful… don’t skip the lip balm!
Lip balm helps your lips heal, prevents infection and makes you much more kissable.
This easy DIY matcha green tea lip balm by Glam Radar will soften, moisten, and heal your lips while protecting them from further damage. With antioxidants and nutrients from green tea, it helps prevent aging too! Awesome, right?
Check out the full recipe by clicking on the pic. Here is the quick list of the ingredients:
- 1 tbsp Shea butter
- 1 tbsp beeswax pellets
- 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
- ½ tsp matcha powder
- Optional: 10 drops edible essential oil
(Photo credit to Glam Radar)
5. Matcha Butter Hair Lotion
Another benefit of matcha green tea’s beauty secrets is stimulating hair growth.
Matcha contains Panthenol which helps strengthen hair and repair split ends.
Scientists in Korea are also studying another element in matcha called EGCG, analysing its effect on hair growth, said to reduce cellular death rate and encourage the growth of new hair follicles.
This nourishing hair lotion matcha green tea butter by JB Bardot is simple to use and a great way to protect the hair and scalp. All you need is:
- Matcha Powder
- Shea butter / Virgin coconut oil / hydrogenated vegetable oils
Click the pic below for more details:
(Photo credit to JB Bardot)
6. Green Tea Sugar Body Scrub
Exfoliation is one of the best ways to attain beautiful, glowing skin. It cleanses the pores, improves the skin’s texture by removing dead skin cells and prevents breakouts while keeping everything moisturised.
This at-home Matcha Green Tea Sugar Body Scrub from Freutcake is an excellent way to rejuvenate your skin. It smells just like a fresh green tea latte!
With high antioxidants, matcha helps to restore the skin’s hydration and repair sun damage, making your skin look younger and healthier. Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- ⅓ - ½ cup organic coconut oil
- 1 tbsp green tea (loose leaf or tea bag)
- 1 tsp matcha powder
Learn more how to make this body scrub by clicking on the picture below:
(Photo credit to Freutcake)
7. Matcha Epsom Salt Bath Soak
A bath after a long day is the awesome way to replenish your energy. As matcha green tea is high in antioxidants and contains bothcaffeine and L-theanine, this green tea bath soak with epsom salt by Soaking Serenity helps recharge, freshen, and rejuvenate your skin.
Epsom salt has lots of health benefits including deep relaxation, skin rejuvenation, soothing pain and muscle strains. The hot water opens up the pores, which allows the nutrients from matcha and epsom salt to revive your whole body.
Here are the ingredients for this marvelous bath soak:
- 1 cup epsom salt
- 3 tbsp matcha powder
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
Click the below pic for the full details :)
(Photo credit to Decorbox.bg)
8. Green Tea Coconut Body lotion
After a nice hot shower, moisturising the skin should be the very next step if you want to keep that glowing look. This green tea coconut oil Lotion by Hello Glow helps to balance skin hydration, sooth skin inflammation and protect skin from ageing.
This recipe uses loose green tea but you can swap that out with matcha tea, which has 10 times more antioxidants and nutrients than regular green tea.
This homemade lotion is super easy to make, chemical free, organic and cheaper than anything you could find in the stores. This is all you need:
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp matcha tea or green tea
For more details, click on the picture below:
(Photo credit to Hello Glow)
Matcha green tea is not just a delicious drink or ingredient for healthy recipes. It’s also an amazing beauty product that will make you feel great inside and out.
With so many health benefits matcha has been one of the biggest healthy food trends in recent years and will surely continue to gain in popularity as we find more and more amazing uses for it.
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