When it comes to outer beauty, it's always recommend take inspiration from your inner. Whatever is good for your skin on the inside, it's going to be great for, for topical use.
What are the Best Skincare Superfoods?
We have rounded up the top 5 superfoods in skincare which contribute to achieving a glowing, gorgeous and oh so healthy complexion.
Pomegranate Seeds are naturally rich in powerful antioxidants, which not only help to neutralise damaging free radicals that cause accelerated cell ageing, but also shield the skin from further environmental damage.
As an incredible anti-inflammatory ingredient, it helps to reduce skin irritation, blemishes and redness, which over time contributes to a clear and glowing complexion. Its high Essential Fatty Acid content aids in cellular regeneration, which is perfect if you have scarring or damage that is taking time to repair itself.
Rich in Vitamin C, Pomegranate Extract contributes to a bright complexion as it helps to rid the skin of dead cells and debris that can cause dullness. By including it in your skincare routine, you can expect to see better skin clarity, as well as a more youthful and plumped-up appearance.
Goji Berries are one of nature's true superfoods as they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
They contain an incredible 11 trace minerals, including Calcium, Zinc and Selenium, all of which are essential for glowing skin health and contribute to healthy cell function. In addition, they are packed with Amino Acids, which are the building blocks of your skin's cells, and help to keep it elastic, strong and smooth.
Like Pomegranate, Goji Berries also contain high levels of Vitamin C, which help to shield the skin against free radical damage and environmental aggressors, as well as prevent age spots from appearing on the skin's surface.
Finally, Goji Berries contain both Cartenoids and Polysaccharides, both of which contribute to balanced hydration levels in the skin, keeping it well moisturised and glowing. People with combination and oily skin would benefit extremely well from using Goji in their skincare diet, as in a lot of cases, excess sebum and oil is produced due to the skin being very dehydrated underneath, so a nourishing ingredient that doesn't feel rich or heavy is the perfect remedy.
Red Grapes are amazing little jewelled gems that really do feed the skin with goodness.
Rich in Resveratrol and Quercitin, they possess both incredible anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties, which help to reduce swelling and irritation on the skin's surface, and deeper down into the cells; great for if you have deeper cystic acne.
With amazing antibacterial properties, Red Grapes also work to minimise the potential of infection and blemishes, making it a great ingredient to use if you have combination or breakout-prone skin.
Finally, they are incredibly rich in antioxidants, which aids the skin in fighting against environmental aggressors and pollution, both of which can cause accelerated ageing and dullness. As a result, they also work in shielding against UV damage, which when paired with a high sunscreen factor make the dream team against sun spots and skin ageing.
Blueberries are one of the best-known skincare superfoods on the planet and are always being included in healthy breakfast and baking ideas.
In actual skincare products, Blueberries are equally as incredible. With more antioxidants than Green Tea, they are undoubtedly one of the most important ingredients you should be including in your skincare routine thanks to their ability to protect the skin against key causes of ageing.
Rich in Vitamins A, C and E, Blueberries are brilliant at battling blemish-prone, dehydrated, dull, fatigued, combination, sensitive (the list could go on...) skin types. By topping the skin up with essentials vitamins, they help to keep the complexion well moisturised and healthy, which in turn promotes a clarified and radiant complexion.
In addition, Blueberries are also rich in a natural compound called Gallic Acid, which helps to counteract against damage caused by UV radiation and which can result in wrinkles, fine lines and dehydration. By including these little sapphire fruits in your skincare routine, you will soon notice a difference in the overall health of your complexion.
Blackcurrants are a little less known in skincare than most other superfood skincare ingredients, but they are just as powerful and potent.
They are incredibly rich in Vitamin A, which is one the main ingredients in Retinol Serums, that help to counteract skin ageing and blemishes. If you do suffer from breakouts, dehydration or fine lines, Blackcurrants are an ingredient you should be considering including in your skincare routine.
Brimming with Iron, these little fruits contribute to healthy red blood cell production and circulation, which in turn helps to flush toxins from the system and encourages good lymphatic drainage. This is great if you feel like your skin looks sluggish and fatigued, as it could mean a blocked lymph system and poor circulation.
Finally, Blackcurrants are brimming with Panthothenic Acid (or Vitamin B5), which help keen the skin hydrated, moisturised and healthy. Without Vitamin B5 in your skincare routine, your complexion will feel dry and flaky, so this is an essential ingredient, especially coming into the colder months.