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How to Make a Morning Matcha Glowy Shot and Why Green Tea is a Skin-Saver for Acne-Prone Skin

Green tea is not just a soothing drink; it's also a powerful ingredient to have in your skincare and wellness routine, especially for those who have acne prone skin. Packed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties, green tea extract works wonders for breakouts, redness and irritation. Not only that, but green tea extract is great for controlling excess oil, skin-barrier healing and is extremely hydrating.

Originating from China, tea is deeply woven into the history and culture. Ancient Chinese scholars credited green tea for enhancing the mind and awareness and of course its many medicinal benefits.

Whether you sip it or apply it, green tea can be a game-changer in your skincare routine, helping you achieve clearer, healthier, glowy skin.

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Morning Matcha Glow Shot Recipe

Matcha has really sparked popularity over the past few years and for very good reason.

Popularised through cafe drinks like lattes or even lemonade, matcha has made its way into the health & wellness shot world. Making this shot in bulk and having it stored for the week in the fridge is a simple way to get healthier and glowing skin. Specifically for acne-prone skin, these ingredients, including the powerhouse matcha, will help reduce inflammation and redness of breakouts and regulate sebum production from the inside out for more balanced skin.

It's effective, quick and of course delicious.


2 Oranges

2 Lemons

Ginger 160g

Turmeric 1 medium piece

Coconut water 1 cup

Matcha 2g

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Blend everything together and strain through a fine mesh sift - add more coconut water to taste and adjust for desired consistency.

That easy! Store in the fridge and make a fresh batch each week for best results.

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A Deeper Dive into the Health Benefits of Matcha/Green Tea

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Rich in Antioxidants

Green tea is high in polyphenols, particularly catechins like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). These antioxidants help combat oxidative stress which help reduce cell damage and lower the risk of chronic diseases.

Improves Brain Health

Green tea contains caffeine, which, although less than coffee, can enhance brain function by improving mood, reaction time, and memory. It also has L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes relaxation without drowsiness, creating a synergistic effect with caffeine to improve brain function.

Pro tip: for people who get really jittery and overstimultated when consuming coffee, matcha might be the choice of drink for you. People find matcha drinks to give them that needed energy boost without the anxiety and heart palpitations. 

Reduces the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

Studies have shown that regular consumption of green tea is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. It helps improve blood vessel function, lower LDL cholesterol levels, and reduce blood pressure, all contributing to heart health.

Incorporating green tea into your daily routine can offer a myriad of health benefits. However, it's important to consume it as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle to maximize its positive effects.

Green Tea Extract in Skincare & Must-Have Products

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Green tea extract is one of the most well researched natural ingredients. Rich in polyphenols, especially catechins like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), these compounds have strong anti-inflammatory properties, which is what help reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne. Inflammation is a key component of acne, and reducing it can lead to fewer breakouts and less irritation.

The antioxidants in green tea extract help combat oxidative stress, which can damage skin cells and exacerbate acne. By neutralizing free radicals, green tea helps protect skin cells and reduce the overall occurrence of acne.

Studies have shown how great green tea extract is for its antibacterial effects, particularly against 'Propionibacterium acnes', the bacteria commonly associated with acne. Green tea extract can inhibit the growth of these bacteria, reducing the likelihood of acne infections and breakouts.

Excessive sebum production is a major factor in acne development. Studies have indicated that green tea extract can reduce sebum production. Some studies have also suggested that green tea extract can help regulate hormone levels. EGCG has been found to modulate the production of androgens and reduce their effects on sebaceous glands, thereby decreasing sebum production and the potential for clogged pores.

There are a lot of interesting hacks utilising green tea on the internet. Youtube videos with green tea bags for reducing puffiness and redness. All you have to do is boil, steep and let cool. 

Although it sounds like a convenient fix, there are actually many wonderfully formulated skincare products that include green tea extracts to give the same effect, but in a much more effective and powerful way. In fact, our signature MATE uses green tea extract together with other antioxidants like Chamomile, Ginkgo, Korean Red Ginseng, Japanese Knotweed etc to envelop our skin in a blend of soothing & healing ingredients.

"My skin used to have lots of acne, especially on my cheek area, but ever since I started using beda it has calmed down a lot and has been less prone to breakouts"

Gen - Verified Customer

There are many other high-quality skincare products available today that incorporate green tea extracts due to its well-documented benefits for the skin and can be found in a variety of formulations, including cleansers, toners, serums, masks, moisturizers, and spot treatments. 

Here are some popular types of green tea-infused skincare products that we recommend. 

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic Serum

Known for its hydrating and soothing properties, this serum is a favorite among those with acne-prone and sensitive skin.

KraveBeauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser

This cleanser uses matcha and hemp seed oil to gently cleanse while providing antioxidants and hydration.

Benton Deep Green Tea Toner

This toner is highly praised for its gentle yet effective formulation that helps to balance, hydrate, and soothe the skin.

Internally and Externally, Green Tea works

The inclusion of green tea in skincare products is supported by a solid foundation of scientific research, and many high-quality products on the market includes it in its formulas because of how well it works for all skin types. 

But for all of us Beda girls with sensitive acne-prone skin, adding green tea extract in your skincare routine is truly a reliable solution for your skincare needs. 

With love, 



Now that you're caught up on why green tea gives us glowy skin, you should come hang with us next Sunday at Matchali. 

There will be free matcha morning glow shots, Beda MATE samples and our signature hair claws. 


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