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What are the best superfoods for the skin?

What are the best superfoods for the skin?
Team LF
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There are a myriad of beauty superfoods for the skin you can choose from which help to boost your glow, reduce blemishes and leave you with a smooth complexion.

Whatever your skin type or concern, there is a superfood to combat it, so read on and discover which ones are the best superfoods for you and your skin.

Best superfoods for acne

If you suffer from breakout-prone skin, or even get the occasional blemish, these are the best superfoods you should be using to combat spots at their source.

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is naturally soothing, and helps to calm and reduce redness and irritation, making it one of the best ingredients for acne-prone skin. It also makes a change to the acid-charged products used to fight impurities and bacteria, so skin stays balanced and nourished. Discover more about the ingredient here.

Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant can be used on a daily basis to keep the skin smooth and polished. It contains oatmeal, grapefruit and liquorice to remove dulling debris, brighten the skin and clear away impurities. Plus, for those still wanting to get their acid fix, it contains Salicylic Acid to fight blemishes at their source.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the best superfoods you can use no matter your skin type, but is especially great if you have acne or blemish-prone skin. Packed full of antioxidants, it's one of the best ingredients to reduce inflammation, making it perfect for when you have a big angry breakout. Discover more about what makes it so great here.

Our favourite product is the OSKIA Restoration Oil, which is although an oil, doesn't feel at all greasy on the skin. One of the biggest mistakes people with acne-prone skin make is to not hydrate it properly for fear of it becoming oily, but this lightweight oil from OSKIA is the perfect balance. It contains a superfood blend of turmeric, lupin and fennel to feed the skin with nutrition and leave it healthy and glowing.

Best superfoods for dry skin

Dehydration and dryness can be combatted using a blend of beauty superfoods. Rich in water and moisturising omegas', these are our favourite ingredients to get a smooth and plump-up complexion.

1. Avocado

Avocado contains exceptionally high levels of Vitamin E, which is essential for not only keeping the skin healthy, but making sure it stays moisturised. By improving hydration levels within the skin, avocado can improve its barrier function, which prevents further dehydration attacks.

The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is the perfect facial treatment to combat signs of dehydration and dryness. It contains avocado and apricot kernel oils to nourish the skin and infuse it with much-needed moisture, all while you catch up on beauty sleep.

2. Watermelon

Aside from the fact it has water in its title, and so is naturally hydrating, watermelon is actually one of the best superfoods you can use in your skincare routine. It contains a blend of Vitamins A and C, which both brighten, hydrate and keep the skin clear and free from blemishes; it's an all round beauty wonder!

One of the driest areas on your body tends to be around your eyes as the skin is incredibly thin and delicate, which leaves it open to damage. The Darphin Sorbet Eye Mask contains cucumber, watermelon and green tea extract to hydrate and provide antioxidant protection against further damage.

Best superfoods for mature skin

Mature skin needs a blend of beauty superfoods that help to keep it full of antioxidant protection and well moisturised. Luckily, our pick of the best superfoods for ageing skin do just that and more.

1. Berries

Berries are one of the best ingredients you can include in any beauty routine, but they're especially great for more mature skin types. They are packed full of vitamins, water and antoxidants to keep the skin plumped-up, bright, hydrated and protected against environmental damage.

We love the Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil, which is infused with sea buckthorn berry oil and rosehip to smooth out fine lines and intensely moisturise the skin without leaving it feeling oily.

2. Quinoa

Rich in a compound called riboflavin, which helps to improve skin's elasticity by working with the connnective tissue, quinoa is an important ingredient for helping to keep the complexion looking youthful, plumped-up and smooth.

Lancôme's Visionnaire Crescendo™ Overnight Progressive Night Peel contains a blend of quinoa and fruit acids to slough away dead skin cells and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. We love that it works as we sleep for a true overnight beauty miracle.

Best superfoods for any skin type

No matter what your skin type, these are the best superfoods you should be including in your beauty routine for complete complexion perfection.

1. Chia seeds

Chia seeds started their trend last year when models and nutritionists were raving about their brilliant skincare and wellness properties. They're pakced full of omega 3 fatty acids, which help to keep the skin moisturised, soft, supple and plumped-up.

We love the Perricone MD Chia Serum which contains a blend of important vitamins and omegas for all skin types. Lightweight and easily absorbed, the concentrated serum gives a potent and powerful punch to any skincare routine.

2. Tomatoes

Packed full of lycopene, which helps to keep the skin protected against environmental aggressors and sun damage, tomatoes are incredibly good for all skincare routines, including anti-ageing. With vitamins and minerals, they help to keep the complexion nourished and healthy.

We love the Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mask, which contains both charcoal and tomatoes; two key ingredients for getting skin back into its prime and optimal health.

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