Super Moisturizing DIY Matcha Stick (Cocokind MyMatcha Dupe!)
You love to sip matcha, but have you ever thought of using it on your skin? Matcha skincare products are turning up everywhere these days and for good reason – turns out this awesome superfood is also a super duper skincare product!
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I think you will love this simple three-ingredient moisturizing matcha stick recipe as much as I do. It’s great for puffy under eyes, dark circles, dry skin, chapped lips and more.
How can green tea benefit your skin?
First, let’s talk about how just sipping matcha tea can benefit your skin (and overall health!)
Matcha green tea powder is basically ground up green tea leaves. To drink it, you mix the powder with hot water, as opposed to the traditional tea drinking method of tea leaves (usually in a bag) steeping in hot water.
The benefit to drinking matcha over regular tea is you get a whole heck of a lot more nutrition out of your cuppa since you are quite literally drinking the entire green tea leaf.
The reason why matcha is considered a superfood is because of the high concentration of antioxidants per cup (antioxidants = anti-aging, disease fighting, energy increasing and more!).
“Amazingly, just one cup of matcha green tea provides over five times as many antioxidants as any other food.” – from the book The Matcha Miracle by Dr. Mariza Snyder.
So can matcha green tea benefit your skin? Heck yes! Foods that are high in antioxidants are what give us that glow, they slow down the aging process and we are left with beautiful, younger-looking skin. Thank you very matcha! (I had to)
Can you use matcha powder on your face?
So not gonna lie, a couple of years ago when I first drank matcha I thought it definitely had a fishy taste. It may have been lower quality matcha, I can’t remember. It was gross and I was turned off.
Fast forward a few years and now I love it! I figured out the way I enjoy it most, with a little oat milk and hot water – and I found a brand I really like (and it’s really affordable too!)
If you aren’t into the taste of matcha, don’t worry. You can still benefit from its amazing superfood properties by using it in your skincare products. And that’s what this article is really about!
Since matcha is so high in antioxidants we can also reap those benefits when we put it on our skin. Products that are high in antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the skin, decrease puffiness and give you that beautiful glow.
“It also helps your skin become more firm and plump by shrinking your pores and thereby reducing wrinkling and unwanted oiliness. Because matcha contains chlorophyll, which is a natural anti-bacterial, not only does it help remove excess oils from your skin, it also helps eliminate the bacteria which cause bacterial acne.
The caffeine and tannins in matcha can help reduce puffy eyes and dark circles, giving you a refreshed look, even if you didn’t get a great night of sleep.“
How exciting is this?!
About a year ago I came across the natural beauty company Cocokind at target. I bought the MyMatcha stick and I was really digging it. I had never heard of matcha skincare products and I just loved how moisturizing the stick was.
When I ran out, I decided to make my own since it’s just three ingredients and I happened to have them all (who woulda thought?!)
I actually like my version better (shh don’t tell anyone).
Matcha moisturizing stick ingredients
How to make your matcha stick
Melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil with 1/2 tablespoon beeswax (or one teaspoon candelilla wax) over a double boiler. Once melted take off heat and let cool for a minute. Add in 1/4 tsp matcha powder and stir stir stir to combine.
Pour into your tube or glass jar and let it cool.
How to use your moisturizing matcha stick
I use my matcha stick as a beauty balm/lip balm (similar to my diy lip balm). I use it around and under my eyes in the morning since it’s good for depuffing and dark circles. I use it on any dry skin patches, on my lips and cuticles. It’s super hydrating. You will love it!
What do you think about using matcha on your face? Leave a comment below!
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