Matcha Isn't Just for Your Tea Cup

The antioxidant-rich ingredient is the primary fatigue fighter in this DIY face mask.

Matcha Isn't Just for Your Tea Cup
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Any tea drinker knows matcha is packed with health benefits and is a natural source of energy. In addition, the green machine is also a great source of antioxidants to help with a radiant glow from the inside out. But matcha's benefits don't stop with the tea pot. You can add the ground leaf to your skincare routine for added benefits. Adriana Martino, co-founder of New York City's SKINNEY Medspa created a simple matcha face mask to give your skin a gorgeous glow. 

Ingredients

DAVIDsTEA's Matcha Matsu

The Perfect Matcha Spoon

One to two tablespoons of organic honey

One teaspoon of organic coconut oil

Cinnamon

Directions

First pour two Perfect Matcha Spoons of Matcha Matsu into a bowl. Add one to two tablespoons of organic honey and a dash of cinnamon. Stir in a teaspoon of organic coconut oil for consistency and extra hydration. Apply and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash off.

Benefits:

"Tea has been tried and tested time and time again and has been proven to be a powerful antioxidant—making perfect sense to have it in a powdered form power mask to help fight against free radials and cell damage from the harmful pollutants we face," says Martino.

"This DIY mask is a perfect balance of hydration and nutrients. Since matcha is the entire green tea leaf ground up, you are getting an intense amount of antioxidants," she says. "Additionally, matcha is also packed with chlorophyll which will help detox your skin and give you a radiant glow!" In addition, the it contains cinnamon to help diffuse and calm redness.

Former Senior Associate Beauty Editor at StyleBistro. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @CaitlinSMiller Follow me: Google
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