Thinking that ginseng, mushrooms, bamboo, are an old family recipe for slow-cooked Oriental stew is forgivable. What many people don’t know is that these ingredients are as common in beauty products as they are on a dinner table.
For over a decade, these products along with bee venom, donkey milk, and aloe vera, have been popular in Asia for over a decade. Due to their ever-growing success, these Asian brands that use them in makeup, creams, masks, peels, and serums are at the forefront of the global beauty business.
Growing up, I suffered from countless skin conditions – from eczema to acne, I’ve experienced it all. The only remedy I could think of was antibiotics, which, considering the alternative (not leaving the house without tons of makeup) didn’t seem like a bad choice. I figured the medication prescribed by specialists would do no harm.
And boy, was I wrong.
The medication provided me with clear skin for only a short amount of time, and that was it.
It wasn’t until I started becoming aware of what I was putting on my face that I realized one thing – Why the f*ck are there so many chemicals in them?
So, What do to? Simple. Use matcha on your skin.
You’re probably all already in a committed relationship with matcha. Matcha lattes, matcha tea, matcha ice cream and countless other products containing matcha have become such a hype that no one can get enough of it.
‘Cause it actually benefits you – naturally.
Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea, so it speeds up your metabolism, cures hangovers, and helps you relax (goodbye, anxiety!).
The best part? Applying matcha on your skin will give you the same effect as your other beauty cream – minus the toxins of course.
And if you’re not up to applying matcha powder on your skin this summer, opt for a matcha infused mask. For those of you, like me, who would rather not get their hands looking like Shrek’s every night, you can choose brand like Erborian, the rising star of the Asian Beauty Market.
By applying matcha on your skin, your face becomes more radiant and detoxified by absorbing all the chemicals you’ve applied during the day. Your skin is left clear and flawless as your face is detoxified naturally, without the added chemicals. And if you can’t find it in powder form, choose a 3-in-1 powder BB mask that combines Organic Matcha Green Tea.
So, anyone up for some Matcha?
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