Surely by now many of us have heard about the benefits of matcha green tea , but today we want to delve a little deeper into its properties and how it can help us improve the appearance of our skin adaptogenic tea.
What are the properties of matcha tea?
Matcha green tea ( powdered tea) contains 137 more antioxidants than regular green tea and up to 5 times more L-theanine, an amino acid with psychoactive effects that stimulates the mind, relieves body stress and reduces blood pressure.
It is also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, chromium, vitamin K, zinc, selenium and chlorophyll.
How can it help us have more beautiful skin?
- Stops aging
Due to its high content of antioxidants (called catechins), it slows down the aging produced naturally by substances that oxidize our cells, commonly also called free radicals , produced in oxygen metabolism.
Our body has its own defense mechanisms to combat free radicals, however all help is little to prevent the appearance of signs of aging present throughout the body.
By incorporating lotions or body creams with matcha tea into our daily routine we will be helping our skin fight against aging.
- Reduces inflammation and eliminates redness
There are many reasons why we can have skin inflammation ; allergies, pollution, atopic dermatitis, solar radiation…
This can cause discomfort such as itching, redness or even promote the appearance of unsightly bags under the eyes .
Magnesium and vitamin K have anti-inflammatory effects that help detoxify, calm and cleanse the skin, as well as stimulate cellular activity and metabolism. Applied topically in the form of a gel, we can take advantage of all these advantages in an effective and refreshing way at the same time.
- Improves the appearance of skin and nails
Did we already tell you that matcha green tea promotes the preservation of collagen?
Well yes, as if that were not enough, it also helps us have smoother skin and stronger nails . Collagen is the protein on which the firmness and beauty of skin and nails largely depend.
Over time the body stops producing this protein, so external help is necessary to counteract this loss.
- Reduces fat production
Green tea acts as an astringent that shrinks pores , helping to reduce the production of sebum, which is the skin’s natural oil.
There are studies that support a 70% reduction in skin oil. Applied topically, this results in a reduction of almost 60% in acne marks , thus avoiding having to use other more expensive and aggressive products and treatments.
- Protects from bacteria and contamination
The Journal of the American Medical Association published a report in which it details that, after several studies, it was shown that green tea not only has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but also antibacterial , which can have a great impact on alternative treatments for various skin disorders.
Now that you know a little better what this type of tea can do for your skin and your health, we invite you to incorporate it into your daily care routine to take advantage of all these properties and benefits.