Skin superfoods

Feed your youth

Brocolli, quinoa, spinach and kale. No, I am not talking about the ingredients of a fresh salad or a super smoothie, but the new craze in cosmetics! Superfoods are leaving the counter and are entering our beauty routine as a superhero would. So, no more indulging in their benefits while eating them, it’s time to make room for them in our beauty cases…According to beauty experts, this new craze will last a very long time. Antioxidants help skin cells stay toned, they feed the skin and improve the way it looks.

5 superfoods for better skin

Quinoa

Coming from South America, this is known as the Inkas’ gold. Rich in proteins,, when it is found as a cosmetic ingredient it protects from the sun, restores sun damage and refines lines. With high levels of riboflavin, it enhances elasticity and creates tissue, saying bye-bye to wrinkles. (Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate)

Spinach

Spinach leaves are an excellent source of iron, rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, which help skin recovery, while their folic acid keeps skin clean and glowing. Rich in zinc, it reduces inflammation and helps fight off acne. (M.A.C, Studio Moisture Cream)

Broccoli

The oil deriving from its seeds is unique in its antioxidant power and its super combination of fatty acids. It’s considered a super weapon against skin aging.

(Elemis, Superfood Facial Oil)

Kale
just like spinach, kale is rich in so many super antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and fight off free radicals, guilty for fine lines and wrinkles. (Youth to the People, Κale & Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Age Prevention Cleanser, Sephora)

Chia seeds

One of the best sources of fatty acids, chia oil feeds our skin with omega-6 and omega-3, keeping the skin soft and elastic, thanks to the deep nourishment it provides. (Bobbi Brown, Soothing Cleansing Milk)