5 Amazing Superfoods For Skin
Skin problems, in addition to unwelcome wrinkles and rapid aging, are our skin’s reaction to an imbalance of minerals, toxins, oxidative stress and inflammation within. Which is why expensive revitalising creams, face lotions and other fancy skin treatments that only target the ‘outside’ are a waste of money.
It is helpful to remember that great skin comes from within. Having a healthy diet containing unsaturated fats, protein, minerals, vitamins will provide your body with all the support for beautiful skin. Have a look at our list below of such foods that contain these elements for a diet that will help you achieve amazing skin -
1) Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is our number one superfood for skin. A great versatile product that everyone should have, it can be used for cooking or as a skin lotion and it just smells heavenly! Coconut oil is high in saturated fatty acids that supports in the absorption of essential fatty acids such as lecithin, omega-3, and omega-6.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a form of dietary sulphur that occurs in fresh, raw foods that have been exposed to the natural rain cycle and is another of our favourite superfoods for skin. Patented by biochemist Robert Herschler in 1982, MSM helps to build collagen, which combats the signs of aging including wrinkles, skin folds and other types of skin damage. Taking MSM capsules on a daily basis not only promotes smooth, supple skin, it also results in lustrous hair and strong nails.
Spirulina tablets are made from special fresh water algae that are rich in beneficial nutrients including chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, essential minerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), polysaccharides and a wide range of antioxidants. These assist tissue, including the skin, in its natural cleansing process to significantly enhance our complexion. In particular, spirulina contains vitamin A, which is used to produce retinoids that contribute to the regulation of keratin formation in our skin cells, as well as fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which promotes especially soft and supple skin. Enjoyed by the Aztecs for generations, spirulina is an ideal superfood for great looking skin that can be taken with a glass of water or stirred into your favourite juices and smoothies.
4) Goji berries
Goji berries can be enjoyed straight from the bag, added to smoothies, juices and trail mix or used to prepare a lovely cup of tea. With its significant high level of vitamin C, goji berries more than deserve a place in our top 5 superfoods for skin. Containing a high level of antioxidants as well, this can support with preventing damage and inflammation of skin cells.
5) Cacao Butter
Containing polyphenols and tocopherols Cacao butter is often used for soothing skin that is irritated. Hydrating the skin it helps to leave skin feeling soft and is also known to help with preventing stretch marks! Smelling delicious as it is, try combining it with some coconut oil, for a sensational exotic massage for supple fragrant skin.
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