6 Antioxidant Packed Superfoods in Natural Beauty Products
The same anti-oxidant packed fruits and veggies that boosts your health can also do wonders for your skin and hair.
Super fruits and vegetables, packed with powerful anti-oxidants are cropping up in face creams, serum, eye creams, cleansers, masks, body lotions, and hair care products. These multitasking antioxidants detox your skin and scalp, hydrate skin and hair, help boots collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help repair sun damage, fade age spots, and fight acne and break-outs.
Not all produce is created equal. These six colorful superfoods - açai, berries, oranges, pomegranate, avocado, and mushrooms - are chockfull of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, flavonoids, and other nutrients that feed the skin.
Açai is an anti-aging powerhouse. It restores the skin elasticity levels, moisturizes, and instantly relieves dry cracked skin.
Berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries) improve the skins clarity, firmness and glow, and alleviate redness and inflammation.
Oranges tone skin, balance oil production, help present lines and wrinkles, and reduce sunburn, blemishes, and dark spots.
Pomegranates help skin cell regeneration, even skin tone, and fight acne-causing bacteria and sun damage.
Avocados hydrate skin and hair, encourage healthy cell skin function, and improve skin's barrier function.
Mushrooms help improve irritated skin, acne, rosacea, and eczema. They hydrate skin and protect against wrinkles and discoloration caused by environmental damage. Mushrooms were originally used to lighten skin (kojic acid, a well-known skin lightener, is found in shiitake mushrooms.
Credits: 6 Antioxidant Packed Superfoods in Natural Beauty Products by Sherrie Strausfogel for Better Nutrition and legally licensed through Matcha publisher network.