matcha beauty hacks

Raise your hands: who's tired of hearing about smoothie bowls? 

Getting the most from your matcha doesn't mean an elaborate tea ceremony, nor does it mean blithely whizzing it up with fruit and veg to a consistency fit for the toothless.

Matcha, you see, has a few secrets up its sleeve: it has just as much of a place in your toiletry kit as it does in your kitchen. Let's explore!

Matcha cuticle mask

Bet you didn't know that the polyphenol antioxidants in matcha can help fortify nail beds and revitalize the keratin in nails. To make your own cuticle mask, simply combine apricot oil, vitamin E oil, and matcha, then rub into your nail beds and cuticles. Your nails will look revitalized, healthy, and free from cracks and dry skin.

Matcha hair wrap

Whisk together one egg with a teaspoon of matcha, then apply to damp, freshly washed hair. Matcha acts as an anti-irritant against dandruff while also acting as an astringent rinse, removing excess sebum from your scalp. For the blondies in the room, matcha's natural green hue will help bring out the best in your blond!

Matcha skin brightener

Mix yogurt, lemon juice, coconut oil, and matcha until all the ingredients are perfectly combined. Paint your face with this glowing green mixture, wait for it to dry, then remove using warm water. If necessary, use a little coconut oil and a cotton swab to catch any excess mask. 

 

 

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3 matcha beauty hacks to know

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