The Only Hot Drink For Clear Skin You Really Need

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Experts recommend this hot drink for clear skin because of its high dosage of dietary antioxidants that protect the skin and tissues from free radicals.

So you woke up today thinking you'll conquer the world. You had a whole list of 'things to do' planned and your chic outfit ready to go. But as soon as you headed to take a quick shower you noticed your greatest enemy slyly sitting on your right cheek, looking red and pus-filled. 

Yes, we're talking about your pimple. The unsightly and uninvited guest who refuses to leave, no matter what you try. But because you have a busy day ahead, so need something quick and effective that can get red of this nasty guest in no time. 

So how about trying the one hot drink for clear skin that everybody has been talking about. Yes, you read that right, there is such a thing.  

The ONLY Hot Drink For Clear Skin That You Need

Skin care experts and dermatologists recommend that the best way to deal with acne is to work on getting rid of it from the inside. And as per recent studies, the only one hot drink for clear skin is Matcha tea.  

What makes it different from regular tea is the way it is produced and its high levels of antioxidants. In fact, matcha reportedly contains almost 137 times more antioxidants than any regular or low-grade green tea.

But how do you get all this goodness from this tea? Well, it has got to do with the way this tea is produced. 

Matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant from China. Its bushes are covered for 20-30 days before harvest in order to protect it from direct sunlight. This shade increases the chlorophyll levels, which in turn ups the production of amino acids. And, post harvesting the leaves are stone-ground.

Because the leaves are ingested as is, as opposed to water infusion, it retains most of its beneficial antioxidants.  

Now matcha tea may have a distinct taste and you may find it slightly bitter, but it's benefits on your skin will make you a convert. 

Matcha Is Packed With Healthy Antioxidants 

One of the biggest benefits of matcha tea is that it includes heavy dosage of dietary antioxidants,  especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This is one of the most powerful catechin that protects the skin and tissues from free radicals that often damages the skin.

Studies have also proved that EGCG has the capability to fight inflammation and promote cell repair and maintain healthy arteries. 

But its benefits don't just stop there. It also helps to relax your body. 

Matchs contains a high level of L-theanine than any other type of green tea. This compound reportedly increases alpha waves, that studies have proved add to mental relaxation and fight stress.

All of these benefits combined can give you clear skin.  

Now the question is: how do you prepare Matcha tea to best benefit your skin? Well, there are three ways in which you can prepare it at home.

How To Prepare Matcha Tea At Home 

Matcha tea preparation is slightly different from regular green tea because ground it is made up of whole, ground leaves. You can either prepare it in a traditional Japanese way. Here, you first measure the tea in a spoon, and added to a heated tea bowl. And then boiling water (70 degree) is added to bowl. It is then mixed till it becomes frothy. 

But let's be honest, you may not have that much time to prepare your matcha tea, especially if you are a busy working gal. In that case, try any of the following methods. 

  • Standard Matcha tea: Add two tablespoons of matcha tea powder to 0.02 litres of boiling water. 
  • Usucha (thin): Add half a teaspoon of matcha tea to 0.08 litres–0.11 litres of hot water.
  • Koicha (thick): Begin by adding two tablespoons of matcha tea powder to 0.02 litres of hot water. If you specifically want this type of matcha team, you'll need high grade. 

But just bear in mind that you don't really need to prepare the thick or thin versions, a tablespoon and some hot water will do you just fine. And just two cups per day should do the job. As is the case with everything else, matcha tea is one hot drink for clear skin that should be taken in moderation.

Source: NCBI

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