You know all of those champion ingredients you slip inside your smoothies to nourish, cleanse and detoxify your insides? They work just as well on the skin, helping to promote a youthful glow and take your radiance factor to the next level.
Applied topically, food-sourced antioxidants assist the skin cells’ ability to repair, producing luminous skin and reversing the signs of ageing. So which miracle ingredients should be sitting on your vanity table?
Irene Falcone, skin expert from Nourished Life explains...
1. Goji & Acai berries
For starters, goji and acai berries contain a high antioxidant content that help banish dark-spot causing free radicals. Products like the 100% Pure Superfruits repair cream are chock-full of both! The silky-smooth blend of organic oils and super fruits help smooth fine lines, boost cell production, hydrate the skin and stimulate collagen production – all naturally.
2. Coconut Oil
Our reigning champion; coconut oil, can be used for everything from oil pulling (swishing oil around your mouth to expel toxins and freshen breath), hair treatments, shaving cream, deodorant — and even better, skincare.
This delicious ingredient protects the skin from oxidative stress and the outwards signs of ageing. It contains healthy saturated fats that when applied on the skin, keep it soft and smooth. Coconut oil is also rich in proteins and fatty acids which keep skin healthy, contributing to cellular health, tissue repair and even reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. We love Coconut Magic’s Certified Organic Coconut Oil. Use it for high temperature cooking, add to your smoothies and apply as you would a body lotion for all-day hydration while leaving behind an subtle scent that smells good enough to eat!
3. Raw Cacao
This amazing skin-friendly, chocolate-y ingredient is packed with vitamins and minerals, like magnesium, vitamin C, and omega-6 fatty acids that increase blood flow and promote cellular healing to help boost luminosity. Better yet, raw cacao helps fade blemishes and has been known to fight acne. Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Beautifying Mask not only contains raw cacao, but also a Magical Forest Mushroom Complex that repairs, heals and rejuvenates for ultimate anti-aging benefits.
If you’re already nourishing your body with these healthy super-foods at mealtimes, there is no reason not to embrace this beautifying movement of superfood skincare, and welcome your best skin yet!
QOTD: What super foods do you use in your skincare regime and why? Let us know in the comments below!
Irene is a mum of 4, and a reformed mainstream beauty addict. After years of battling fatigue she threw away her mainstream beauty products to “go organic”. Within a few months she started to really see the results. Irene started her business to help other mums switch to natural and organic products.Nourishedlife.com.au