Juice Up Your Skincare
The juicing phenomenon has finally influenced the beauty industry. According to a Whole Foods trends prediction report, the ingredient labels on your skin-care products are about to start reading more like the menu at your go-to juice bar—and for good reason. Turns out that the benefits of superfoods (think celery, kale, and blueberries) aren't just limited to what comes from eating them or adding them to your morning smoothie. When formulated correctly, they can offer firming, brightening results, too.
Superfood Skin Ingredients
Celery has long been celebrated for its health benefits, but the superfood has been making waves for its beauty benefits when added to skin-care products, too. Celery contains vitamin C and vitamin K, which are both healthy antioxidants for the skin. When incorporated into topical skin-care products, it's also hydrating since it has a high water content. Plus, some reports indicate it minimizes the appearance of pores and smooths the complexion.
Blueberries are another antioxidant-rich superfood and can help with discoloration. Vitamins A, C, and E are all present in blueberries in healthy amounts to protect our skin from environmental stress as well as minimize the appearance of sunspots and uneven pigmentation. They're also anti-inflammatory and, when applied topically, can help with things like acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
Finally, there's kale—aka the mother of all greens. Kale is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, it can make a difference in your skin's radiance and brightness. The nutrients present in kale can help protect us from developing thin, pigmented skin, which is a common issue our skin faces as we age.