It’s no secret that the things you eat impact not only how you feel, but how you look as well. Of course, people wonder if an excess of sweets during the holidays will show up on their waistlines or not, or if the dish they just ordered might secretly contain something they are allergic to, but the foods you are allergic to. recently eaten also appear on your face. Literally? No. But your diet does play a role in your skin care routine.
“Whole foods rich in nutrients like fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats are good for your whole body, and that includes your skin,” said Dr. Rajani Katta, board-certified dermatologist. American Academy of Dermatology (aka AAD). It’s the same with these nutrients as it is with water – it’s relatively easy to tell if you haven’t had enough by the way your skin looks. But what if eating a balanced diet isn’t enough, or if maintaining one isn’t easy or even possible for you? Well, there are skin care products that incorporate nutrient-dense and antioxidant-rich foods into their formulas. Hell, some even emphasize the ingredient’s natural form, creating exfoliators made from olive and lotus kernels or honey infused hair oils that look like the real thing.
I’m not saying you should lather yourself in lychee juice or massage cocoa powder into your scalp, as good as those things may be for you. But I do tolerate bringing in a skin care product mixed with or infused with an ingredient that is often stored for culinary purposes only. You’ll reap the benefits of nutrient-dense and antioxidant-rich foods without having to strain them (if you’re against healthy foods).
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Olive & Lotus Scrub
Made from a blend of olive pits, rice, lotus seeds, green tea, bamboo, and lemon zest powders, this Wonder Valley scrub follows in the tradition of the rest of the catalog from the brand, which uses olive oil not only as an ingredient but often as a foundation. . However, you don’t just rub this on your skin. It’s best to mix with the brand’s signature oil cleanser, but it can be combined with any moisturizing oil or serum (just avoid other active or harsh ingredients like retinol).
Honey infused hair oil
This hair oil was Gisou’s first product. It is infused with Mirsalehi honey, which is harvested in the Mirsalehi Bee Garden, the founder’s family farm. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it helps hair to balance its natural moisture level.
Original coffee scrub
Sure, it might sound like one of those trendy skincare experiments you see advertised on Instagram, but Frank Body’s original coffee scrub exfoliates while repairing scars, reducing the visibility of stretch marks. and even eliminating acne.
Take a good look at this one. See that little tag? “Vintage 2020.” Like wine, Pelegrims Facial Balm comes with an indication of age, as it is made from Pinot Noir grapes. The formula, a blend of seaweed, English Pinot Noir extract and seed oils, deeply hydrates the skin and promotes collagen production – up to 19% over a 24-hour period, according to the research.
Indie Lee’s easy-to-use cleanser can replace your standard facial cleanser, whether it’s bar soap or a store-bought soapy option. This one emphasizes ingredients that brighten the skin and even its complexion – tomatoes and strawberries included. Lycopene is an antioxidant derived from tomatoes that protects your skin from the environment. Strawberry seed oil, on the other hand, is rich in salicylic acid and vitamins A, B, C and E, ingredients that promote elasticity.
Superfood Air-Whip Moisturizer
Kale and spinach … sounds like a solid green smoothie. But both are also great for your face, especially when packed with hyaluronic acid. The resulting formula is rich in antioxidants and capable of providing your skin with several different essential phytonutrients.
Superfood Face Oil
Elemis uses a handful of superfoods in her face oil: a blend of broccoli, rose hips, flaxseed, and daikon radish. Sounds like a nice little salad, right? Right – for your face. It is non-fatty and rich in antioxidants and mainly in fatty acids.
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