It’s fall, which means you’re probably cuddled up with a pumpkin spice latte or golden turmeric latte, not even aware that what you’re drinking is packed with benefits for your skin.
A secret to better skin? Meet superfoods. Basically beauty foods for the skin, superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that supply the skin with a broad mix of antioxidants. Some offer anti-ageing benefits, while others can naturally moisturize and calm the skin.
Applying and eating these superfoods can help give your skin the boost it needs. We’ve rounded up seven of the most well-researched superfoods that are sure to give your skin the nutrients it deserves this fall.
Known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric helps to give skin a youthful vitality and firmness. Topical application is known to deliver a healthy glow thanks to its free radical-fighting properties.
An algae that’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Spirulina is a potent blue/green ingredient that helps detox the body when ingested and the skin when applied in your skincare routine. Overall, it can help give the skin a firmer feeling and help smooth out wrinkles.
Featuring powerful skin-boosting properties, pumpkin in skincare is a lycopene antioxidant that has the ability to brighten skin and prevent free-radical damage (like that caused by UV rays). The perfect fall ingredient, in your skincare and in your coffee, pumpkin is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids which help to exfoliate and renew the skin.
A natural ingredient that aids in the restoration of skin elasticity and has anti-ageing benefits, Chaga mushroom has been popular in drinks for centuries. It’s made its way into skincare, and for the first time can be found in our Mineral Serum.
Addressing the signs of ageing, green tea is a superfood ingredient that happens to be amongst the most researched. Reducing wrinkles and increasing skin’s firmness, it’s one of the most effective anti-ager ingredients on the market.
Flaxseed oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. These are especially great for having a pronounced moisturizing and calming action on the skin, so look for this superfood if your skin is feeling inflamed.
We all know that greens are good in our diet, but they’re also good when applied to our skin. Kale is packed full of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that naturally hydrate and calm your skin, making it a great addition to your fall and winter skincare routines.
So sip on that PSL, cozy up in your fall knits, and add some superfood ingredients to your skincare routine, like Chaga mushroom in our Mineral Serum, and you’re ready for a season of happy and healthy skin.