07 Feb Feed your skin
We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat”. Well it’s not just a saying., it’s 100% correct. Food is fuel and our bodies are made from the nutrients we extract from foods. So just as it is super important to fuel our bodies with nutritious food and ingredients, surely it’s just as important to treat our skin on the outside just as precious? Yes, it is! And we help you discover some truly remarkable skin-lovin ingredients that your body will certainly thank you for.
Kale, is it a superfood? Does it have super powers? Well it’s certainly at the top of the list of foods that you should be eating for optimum health. Jam packed with vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, B6, K and C. This leafy green packs a punch when it comes to looking after your skin and is also at the top of this list when looking for an active ingredient in your skincare. The goodness in kale helps to tighten pores, reduce dark circles, promote collagen production, increase cell turnover, prevent free-radical damage, and detoxify the skin.
Cinnamon has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years and now modern science has confirmed what people have known for a long time. Enriched with Vitamins A, C, E, K and amino acids. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and is a fantastic anti-inflammatory with additional anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. So what does this mean in skincare? Very good news! With all of these properties readily available cinnamon as an active ingredient helps to clear acne, treat eczema and enhance your complexion.
Magical Turmeric just may be the most effective supplement out there! Super high in antioxidants and is a natural antiseptic . Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a polyphenol. What exactly are these? Polyphenols are organic chemicals that have been shown to have incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Which makes it the perfect ingredient to help treat skin conditions like psoriasis, acne, and eczema. Enriched with vitamins B, C, E and K., if this wasn’t enough, Turmeric contains curcuminoid pigments that turn on the genes that enhance the body’s synthesis of antioxidants. This protects the cells of the brain and skin from free radical damage. So this means that this magical herb is great news when it comes to anti-ageing.
So in a nutshell, YES nutritional foods and ingredients that you would want to fill up your tummy with for optimal gut health are also super beneficial in your skincare ingredients. We recently discovered the essano superfoods range which include some of these skin loving ingredients.