Drinking matcha’s antioxidants provides protection from harmful free radicals (the culprits causing visible signs of aging and tissue damage). But don’t take our word for it - dermatologists agree. In addition to its anti-aging power, matcha is “an amazing anti-inflammatory agent, so it helps treat rosacea and even acne," according to dermatologist Dr. Judith Hellman. And drinking matcha isn’t the only way to protect your skin. “Applying matcha directly to the skin, like in the form of a mask, is really effective,” she says, given that matcha powder has a high concentration of antioxidants.
Even if you're not a big DIY-er, it’s easy to make a matcha face mask! Just boil some water, mix one tablespoon of PANATEA Ceremonial or Culinary Grade matcha* with about 1/2 tablespoon of water until you have a paste that spreads easily. Feel free to add 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut oil as a moisturizer. Wait 20 minutes before washing off the mask to reveal your healthy, luminous skin!
*We recommend using Ceremonial Grade matcha to make the most of your mask, because it has slightly more antioxidants than Culinary Grade matcha.