4 Superfoods to Eat and Apply for Truly Radiant Skin

You’ve probably heard of the saying “beauty starts from within”. While having a balanced diet and getting a good night’s rest can give you good skin, if you want skin that is truly radiant, superfood skincare is the way to go.

But first, what are superfoods and why does our skin need them?

Superfoods are some of the most nutritionally rich ingredients on Earth. They provide our body with the building blocks it needs to function optimally and are loaded with all sorts of healthy antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids. Unfortunately, not everything we consume makes it to our skin, no matter how much we eat. This is where superfood-based skincare comes in—to give our skin needs a little boost.

Here are 5 of the best superfoods you can eat, and also apply on your skin!

 

1. Avocados

Avocados are delicious, creamy and high in fats—the good kind! These healthy fats are known as poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids, which are responsible for keeping skin firm and dewy.

Avocados can also do wonders for your appearance. Avocado oil in particular, is known to be one of the most moisturising fruit oils. They are also the richest known fruit source of phytosterols, a compound which repairs damaged skin.

 

2. Matcha

Matcha Spa Day Radiance Body Scrub

We all know that green tea is an anti-aging superfood that is incredibly rich in antioxidants. But what about Matcha? Unlike traditional green tea, Matcha is grown differently and must be shaded from the sun for 20 to 30 days before harvest. This increases the chlorophyll content of Matcha, giving it a bright, green colour.

When used on skin, matcha also has anti-aging effects. This is because it contains Epigallocatechin Gallete (EGCG)—a compound that has been called the “fountain of youth for skin”—due to its ability to reactivate old skin cells and cause them to start dividing again.

 

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is everywhere these days and for good reason! Not only do they taste delicious, they also contain fatty acids that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Fatty acids are the building blocks of oils and coconut oil is full of them. This makes it perfect for dry skin!

A little word of advice: Coconut oil should always be cold-pressed—meaning that no extra heat is added during extraction—to allow you to reap the full benefits of this delicious ingredient just the way nature intended.

 

4. Raw Cacao

There’s nothing chocolate can’t fix and that includes your skin. Yes, the ingredient that chocolate is made of, cacao, is also an antioxidant powerhouse! Raw cacao in particular is loaded with a special type of antioxidant called flavonoids, which helps to improve collagen production and smooth fine lines.  

 

And there you have it! Four amazing superfoods that you can eat and apply on your skin. Try them today to get the radiance your skin deserves.

 

About my brand:

Into The Wild is a superfood based skincare company that believes that what you feed your skin is just as important as what you feed your body.
That's why every single one of our products is made with natural and superfood ingredients like coconut oil, mangoes, avocados, green tea and pumpkin seeds.

 

Contributor: Into the Wild
Edit: Melissa

Category: Meet the Makers
Tags: skincare

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