The Superfood Skincare Trend
What on earth are these superfoods and why is everyone talking about them? What’s so super about them? Well, while they won’t do your chores for you, they can, for example, give you more energy, improve your health and help you reduce stress in your hectic life.
So, which foods are considered superfoods and what kind of benefits can they bring to your skin? Hang on tight, because we’re about to explain everything and hopefully help you decide which new products you want to grab for your skincare routine.
Do you have dry, aging skin? Then flax and chia seeds can bring you just the kind of hydration you need. Put them in your salad, ground them into a paste and use them to exfoliate, or get moisturizers that contain chia seeds for some added wrinkle-fighting properties.
They are both filled with omega-3 fatty acids and flaxseed is actually particularly good at nourishing your hair. Find a hair pack that contains them and give yourself a head full of soft, luscious locks. Chia seeds have antioxidants and phytonutrients in them, and they can minimize pores and nourish the skin. They are also full of fiber and they’re a great choice for anyone who’s going gluten-free.
Isn’t it great when the food we eat is not only healthy but delicious as well? Sweet little blueberries, aronia, and acai berries are tasty and really good for our skin. Full of vitamin C, they can deliver antioxidants and nutrients to the epidermis, and they also slow down the signs of aging and rejuvenate tired-looking skin.
When it comes to creams and moisturizers, you might want to check out cruelty-free and natural skincare products such as the ones by Kora Organics that contain Acai berries for best results. Acai berries have a very high concentration of phytochemicals and can help treat oxidative damage.
Whenever you make a smoothie, just put a handful of these berries in it and you can look forward to better digestion, improved heart health, and an immunity boost.
Ugh, nothing lovelier than waking up to a face red with a fresh acne breakout. You already know you’re supposed to clean your face regularly, but what if all the cleansing and harsh chemicals you put on your face just keep making things worse? Well, here’s your solution, then.
Algae such as spirulina have some incredible skin benefits if used in moisturizers and face masks, but they are also pretty good for our health if taken as supplements. From lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels to helping with cancer prevention, spirulina is great at detoxifying our body and even helping lose weight. When it comes to acne, spirulina has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can help you balance out sebum production and soothe your skin due to high levels of chlorophyll.
Well, your mom was right. No dessert before you eat all your vegetables! Send a thank you note to that smart woman because fresh veggies are still some of the best things you can eat to improve your health. Swiss chard, kelp, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and the king of all – kale. Chock-full of vitamins, vegetables are our primary line of defense against diseases, and most of them can simply be chopped into salads and consumed to easily fulfill most of our nutritional needs.
For skin care, pick kale-based facial cleansers and masks because kale helps tissue reparation and prevents free-radical damage. It is rich in iron, and it also has vitamins A, C, and K, so it’s good for all skin types. It reduces inflammation and helps keep your skin smooth and clear.
While superfoods are not magical and omnipotent as some companies claim, they still are pretty amazing. On average, people don’t pay nearly enough attention to what they eat, so they end up feeling sick, stressed and tired all the time. If you want to avoid that, it’s time to pay attention to what you put on your plate and switch all the processed foods and refined sugars for something that’s actually good for you. These foods not only help you create healthier meal plans, but they are also incredibly effective when used on your skin. Incorporate these into your lifestyle and you can look forward to youthful, radiant skin everyone will notice.
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