Skin-loving superfoods

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We hear time and time again about the benefits of certain superfoods for our health. The same antioxidant-rich, nutrient-dense ingredients that we slip into our smoothies can do wonders for our skin when used topically. Many products have begun to harness the benefits of superfoods for healthy, youthful and glowing skin. Do yourself and your skin a favour and keep a lookout for these superfood ingredients in your skin care products:

Kale

This leafy green vegetable contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s high in calcium, magnesium and potassium as well as beta-carotene, which helps protect cells from damage. When used on the skin, it boosts cell proliferation and stimulates collagen production.

bh recommends:Sukin Super Greens – Detoxifying Clay Masque. The facial mask contains a blend of kale, spirulina, parsley and chlorella to detoxify the skin.

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. With over 65 vitamins, minerals and enzymes as well as a whole heap of amino acids, there’s no surprise that it does wonders for your skin. If you’re after healthier skin with a youthful glow, look for products that contain this powerhouse.

bh recommends: Apply Babor Algae Active Fluid to skin that’s in need of an intense moisture boost. The formula contains a mix of brown and blue-green algae to moisturise and promote enzymatic activity in the skin.

Açaí

Açaí packs a serious nutritional punch. The antioxidant-rich berry has been heralded as a healing, immune-stimulating and energy-boosting fruit. It has also been shown to slow or reverse the signs of ageing related to oxidative damage.

bh recommends:Kiehl’s Açaí Damage-Repairing Serum will repair damage to the skin’s tone, texture and elasticity due to environmental oxidation, sun exposure and other external skin stressors. With organic açaí berry, the antioxidant-rich formula will help perfect skin.

Kakadu Plum

Kakadu plum is the world’s richest source of vitamin C, which helps slow down the skin’s ageing process. It also assists in the production of collagen, which is essential for healthy skin. Due to its antioxidant capabilities, Kakadu plum is a popular ingredient in skin care.

bh recommends: Australian Creams Kakadu Plum Moisturising Cream. The daily moisturiser promotes wound healing, boosts collagen synthesis, reduces wrinkles and works to firm the skin.

Honey

Honey is somewhat of a skin saviour. It’s highly moisturising, full of antioxidants and contains antibacterial properties, making it great for blemish-prone skin. Check out this article for more info on just how darn good the golden delicious liquid is when used on the skin.

bh recommends: Are you after super smooth, invigorated skin? Use Nutrimetics Honey and Almond Scrub on your face once a week. The formula contains honey to soften and refine pores, leaving skin smooth and glowing.

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