Without a doubt, the best way to really care for your skin is from the inside out. Incorporating the now-named superfoods such as avocado, broccoli, flaxseed and pomegranate, is what’s really going to keep your skin healthy and glowing. So, why not match that care regime from the inside with the outside?
Health-conscious cosmetic companies are realising the amazing nourishing and protective skin benefits that superfoods provide. More and more we’re starting to see coconut, green tea, daikon radish, broccoli seed, aloe vera, flaxseed, barley, honey, chia seed, avocado, kale and even seaweed turn up in high quality brands as well as up and coming providers.
Upmarket brands such as Elemis (elemis.com/skincare/superfood ) and Voya (voya.ie) are formulating their skin care line with plant-based, nutrient-dense superfoods, and some with a natural sugar derived Pre-Biotic. Then there are the significantly more affordable brands such as Dr. Organic, which can be found in international health food stores such as Holland&Barrett.
Seawater and blood plasma have an almost identical chemical composition. Seaweed naturally absorbs its nourishment from the sea. As a result, it contains countless minerals, vitamins and beneficial ingredients in high concentrations making it the perfect solution for replenishing the body’s minerals, protecting skin against free radicals, and aids in treating several skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Seaweed cleanses and purifies the skin, helping to improve its suppleness and elasticity, thus improving the signs of aging by toning, smoothing, moisturising and stimulating skin cells.
Why Matcha Green Tea?
This modern and industrial world we live in can’t really be avoided, unless you’re living on a protected island, or in the middle of the countryside down a long and lonesome dirt track. Like the majority of the world’s population, when you’re outside your skin will be bombarded with environmental stressors such as pollution. This is where antioxidant-rich compounds such as those found in matcha green tea work as a protective shield to keep your skin becoming damaged due to free radicals. Green tea is known for it’s purifying qualities, when it comes to skin, it also works to mattify complexion, reduce inflammation and keep acne under control.
The all-in-one multivitamin, hydrating, protecting and nourishing superfood should be had first at lunch, and then applied as a face mask before bed after a tiring and stressful day. Here’s our favourite DIY recipe with extensive benefits explained by the lovely HealthNut Nutritionist Davida:
Whichever brand you choose from, or whether you want to have a crack at formulating your very own skin care line, superfoods are definitely where it’s at.
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