Hey, you! Yes, you! It’s the second month of the year and hopefully you’re still following your New Year’s resolution of eating healthy. You can do it, I believe in you!
While our body’s eating the healthiest of ingredients, are we feeding our skin the right ingredients too? Scroll down to see what superfood-infused skin care products your skin should be eating.
Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries – berries are great for skin. You can even say they’re berry good. (I’m so sorry!) Berries are high in fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants. The best berries should be bought mid-year – but if you’re like me and often forget their existence well after they’ve gone completely bad, then it’s best to stick with berry-infused products.
CARE:NELL’s Berry lip sleeping mask is enriched with an amalgam of berry extracts that leave your pouts smooth and perfect the next day. Most berries have a high concentration of salicylates (the salt form of salicylic acid) which makes them a very effective exfoliant.
While millennials are currently putting avocados on toast and using them as cappuccino cups (believe me, it’s happening), there’s a bigger reason why this fruit is surging in popularity. Considered as the “good kind of fat,” avocados offer deep hydration, soothe inflammation and eczema, prevent and treat acne, accelerate healing, and are a great anti-aging ingredient.
The Water Luminous Avocado Nourishing In Oil Mask Black from JMsolution coats your skin in all that avocado goodness and delivers Vitamin E, potassium and many other nutrients, leaving dewy, soothed and refreshed skin. You can get all these benefits without having to wait for the fruit to ripen!
3. Green Tea
Pinkies up! Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-aging – this drink is infused into so many skin care products lately because it’s anti-everything bad. Green tea is a night owl’s must-have ingredient as it helps soothe puffy eyes and dark circles.
If drinking green tea isn’t your cup of, uh, tea, then try innisfree’s Green Tea Seed Serum. It helps hydrate skin, reduce redness and leave skin soothed and clear. Formulated with organic green tea water, the serum effectively uses the ingredient’s caffeine and tannins to reenergize and encourage skin’s natural moisture levels for a healthier, natural and detoxifying glow.
My mother’s all-natural go-to mask, this fruit is not only delicious but naturally brightens skin and combats hyperpigmentation. Papayas are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They hold multiple benefits for skin – it’s no wonder papayas are often used in skin care products.
Benton uses this anti-aging extract as its chief ingredient for the Papaya-S Sun Cream. Because papaya reduces pigmentation, this sun cream also aids in removing any unwanted tanning while protecting skin from UV rays. Did I mention this fruit also helps reduce eye bags, eczema, psoriasis, melisma, and acne breakouts? Yeah, papaya does all that, too.
Eggs have been a constant ingredient in different diets because they’re eggcellent at providing the body with protein and fatty acids. For centuries, they’ve been used as a home skin care remedy for their numerous abilities. Egg whites help tighten pores and remove excess sebum while the yolks also tighten pores and leave skin radiant and moisturized.
Egg Cream Mask from too cool for school is enriched with other ingredients such as coconut water extract, vinegar extract, and collagen to intensify its benefits. A great pick-me-up for eggxhausted skin leaving it instantly firmer and brighter.
Your mother might have given you a warm cup of ginger tea for your sore throat and other ailments but ginger also has a great track record for doing wonders for the skin. It’s an anti-oxidizing ingredient and helps fade scars and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and prevent and treat acne.
Quench your skin’s thirst with a healthy drink from the Ginger Honey Ampoule Skin from innisfree. This ampoule smooths your skin’s texture while the honey extract provides moisturizing effects. If you love adding a teaspoon of ginger to your tea, then you’re in luck! Innisfree has a whole skin care collection infused with ginger and honey.
Walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios! There are so many kinds of nuts, it would be, uh, nuts to list them all. Different nuts have different skin benefits but they do have a couple of things in common. They’re all packed with vitamins and essential oils that help moisturize skin and reduce signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
NATURE REPUBLIC’s Love Me Bubble Body Scrub Wash is a gentle exfoliator filled with Vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids that simultaneously keep skin smooth, moisturized and nourished.
Apologies for the pun-filled list but while you might not be fond of eating your vegetables, hope this punny list will encourage you in keeping your skin healthy!