Wouldn’t it be awesome if you didn’t have to use the Instagram filters and just have glowing Valencia skin in real life? While there are a lot of products out there in the market, did you know that a beauty junkie’s best friend when it comes to skin care, is the farmer’s market?
Foods that are high in vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients can have some pretty neat effects not only on your health but on your skin as well. Get started on including these superfoods in your beauty regimen, both for eating and wearing, so you can get that glowing look 24/7, no filter needed.
Ginseng helps defend against stress. Sipping ginseng tea can help you benefit from it’s antioxidants properties while using the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream twice a day, morning and night, can help restore that glow.
A glass of vino isn’t just for happy hour. Next time you grab a glass to drink, don’t think twice about getting all the goodness of this super drink. In a study released in the Dermatology and Therapy Journal, red wine contains high levels of an antioxidant called resveratrol. This is known to have antibacterial effects. This antimicrobial property helps banish skin breakouts.
Avocados are delicious and great to eat on its own or even in the form of guacamole. As if we need another reason to eat it, the fruit also has super moisturizing benefits for the skin. Avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats as well as vitamin E, both of which prevent loss of moisture and help the skin maintain its protective function, according to Shari Marchbein MD, a New York City dermatologist. Apart from eating this superfood, you can also get the skin benefits of avocado by trying on Burt’s Bees Hydrating Overnight Mask – best used up to twice a week.
Broccoli, a cruciferous vegetable, is queen when it comes to crunchiness and is a burst of vitamin C. According to Dr. Marchbein, broccoli is packed with vitamin C, a vitamin that promotes collagen production in the body. Collagen helps keep the skin smooth by softening the appearance of wrinkles and other fine lines. It’s great for munching but aside from that, it’s also great as a serum. L:A Bruket’s smoothing serum has this treasure as one of its potent ingredients.
Blackberries are rich in vitamins. Often used as a sweet addition to morning smoothies with a hint of tartness, blackberries can also be used as an exfoliator – just like Aveeno’s peel-off mask which features a blackberry component.
Dr. Marchbein shares that blackberries have two kinds of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) present in the fruit, namely malic and citric. These serve as gentle exfoliants that break down the ‘glue’ that holds skin cells together, allowing you to slough off dead skin cells without the need for any intense scrubbing.
This cruciferous queen packs a serious crunch and a vitamin C punch. “Broccoli is loaded with C, which boosts collagen production to soften fine lines and wrinkles,” says Dr. Marchbein. Looks like broccoli is more versatile than we all thought. One can also use the powerhouse ingredient in this smoothing serum from the brand L:A Bruket.