The well-being of your skin is not limited to your skincare routine. It starts from your plate! In your stomach or applied directly to your face, beautiful skin superfoods certainly deserve a place of choice in your daily life.
Superfoods for the skin: but in fact, what are they?
At the local convenience store, you buy lettuce, carrots, potatoes, pasta, rice… All of this certainly provides you with nutrients, but not as much as the famous superfoods. Because this category of natural foods has an extraordinary nutritional value .
Antioxidants, vitamins, trace elements, minerals... From this intrinsic richness comes a whole host of health benefits, but also beauty . Some superfoods have thus become real stars in the maintenance of the skin.
Our superfood selection for beautiful skin:
Green tea contains polyphenols , including a particularly interesting one called epigallo-catechin-gallate (ECGC). It is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown in several studies to be effective in preventing damage caused by UVB rays . Green tea is therefore an essential superfood for the skin, especially if you want to preserve its youthful appearance.
Spirulina is a micro-algae, but above all a generous source of proteins and carotenoids . Several studies suggest that this cyanobacterium would be able to stimulate the activity of fibroblasts, responsible for the synthesis of collagen . It is therefore highly likely to help firm and plump the appearance of the skin. Why deprive yourself of it?
Of course , cannabidiol (CBD)
CBD undoubtedly has all the qualities of a wonderful superfood for the skin. Recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties , it is ideal for skin prone to acne or imperfections . This property stems in part from its ability to regulate cutaneous homeostasis , that is, to maintain the balance of the skin .
From skin superfoods to cosmetic superactives
What is valid for internal consumption is it also valid for topical application ? Well, it's case by case! Several studies have already looked into the question, with convincing results in particular for green tea and CBD . We can therefore only rejoice that certain superfoods for the skin are now available as cosmetic ingredients . We then speak of superactives .
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