Today’s post is written by a fellow beauty blogger I recently discovered from Australia, Sophia Smith. I NEVER have accepted a guest post before Sophia’s, but something about her love of organic beauty and knowledge of the subject made me feel that this would be a great fit for my readers! I hope you enjoy her post as much as I did.
A health trend on the rise that affects two of the most important aspects of your skin care – nutrition and nourishment – is surprisingly simple and effective: adding a superfood. Now, before you turn into a super-food research machine and shop for any and all available beauty products that contain them, let’s dive into the basics on how you can boost your natural look with a few simple tips in clean beauty!
What is Clean Beauty?
We know that natural beauty comes from many combined efforts, including your diet, quality sleep, physical activity and of course, your skin care routine. But making simple adjustments, like introducing a powerful ingredient into your daily menu or beauty product can make a huge difference in boosting your health and well-being.
Feed your skin with healthy goodies consistently by using natural beauty products, and it will show gratitude for ages to come by maintaining a healthy complexion and keeping those wrinkles at bay. For example, did you know that those refreshing berries are real health bombs for your skin?
If you’re tired of blueberries, try brands that include more exotic types, like goji berries or acai berries, both packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, which keeps your skin youthful and reduces signs of ageing. Also rich in fatty acids, they hydrate your skin and keep it irritation-free. While a handful of these tiny, but delicious nibbles are a great addition to your smoothie, picking a berry-based mask or a facial cleanser will benefit your skin even more!
Even your ordinary orange and kale can turn into superfoods if you include them in your daily diet. But what about some of the less talked about items that should definitely take a more prominent spot on your beauty product list?
Herbs and Seeds
A great example of a commonly underestimated ingredient in natural face masks and face scrubs is pomegranate. With its polyphenols, sun-protecting antioxidants, and ellagic acid, a collagen-boosting antioxidant, your skin will be less affected by harmful radiation and it will maintain its rich and plump look. Cosmetics companies now use this fruit as an excellent exfoliator and a key ingredient of nourishing face masks that will make for an excellent addition to your skin care regime.
Brimming with healthy fatty acids, such as omega-3, famous chia seeds are not just an excellent addition to your plate, but to your beauty products as well. These nutrient-dense seeds make sure your skin is well-hydrated and smooth, but they also help reduce inflammation, and protect your skin from damaging bacteria. When applied as a face mask, these miniature health-boosters will transform your skin.
Just a dash of matcha green tea in your face mask, and your skin will literally bloom with joy, so it’s no wonder that top brand names are including it in their healthiest, organic skin care items. Full of antioxidants, your beauty products with powder of this herb will protect your skin from the damage caused by free radicals, reduce inflammation and give you a smooth, silky glow. A natural face mask with matcha can protect your skin and emphasize its natural radiance.
The growing fuss around spirulina as a dietary supplement has transferred to your daily beauty regime, and for a good reason! A true superfood, these algae contain so many nutritious ingredients, from high quality protein to tons of vitamins and minerals, that we’ll stick to only a few that will inspire you to run to your local healthy food store and get some.
Spirulina will keep your skin pure, cleansing it from acne and pimples, and it will serve as an excellent detox ingredient that will boost your skin’s metabolism and healing ability. Whether you include it in your daily smoothie, or find a perfect cleanser or a mask, your skin will reap the rewards of spirulina’s anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.
Whether you are looking for your skin’s best friend in the ocean or pick it from a tree, make sure to supercharge your beauty routine with some of these superfoods. Don’t be shy to try out new foods and skin care brands, as tailoring your nutrition and your skin care to your unique needs should be simple and rewarding, both to your looks and your taste buds.
About the author:
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion blogger. She is very passionate about organic skin care and makeup, yoga and mindful living. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Over the years she wrote pieces for: Eco Warrior Princess, How to Simplify, Urban Naturale, Viva Glam Magazine, Art of Healthy Living, Vegan Edition, and Oh My Heartsie Girl.