Just like our internal body needs an array of nutrients and vitamins to perform at its best, so does our skin. So rather than consuming these nutrient-dense foods we like to call superfoods, harness their powerful, beauty-boosting benefits by applying them topically. Here are our top 3 superfoods that any skin type can benefit from.
1. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds don’t just make a delicious topping to your smoothie bowl. When their precious oil is extracted, chia seeds take on a new level of superfood. Ultra-moisturizing, chia seed oil contains eight times the omega-3 fatty acids as salmon, three times the antioxidants of blueberries, and is loaded with both zinc and vitamin B3. Best of all, this powerhouse oil works for all skin types, even acne-prone complexions.
Used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb in India, turmeric is the ultimate super spice. Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties called curcuminoids, with the most important being curcumin. As the main active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which acts to calm and heal any skin ailment, from acne to rosacea.
Because the benefits of turmeric for the skin are unlike any other ingredient in nature, we created the Healing Turmeric Mask, the newest product in our range of skincare products, APTO Skincare. Along with zinc, neem, and sulfur, turmeric actively soothes and repairs inflamed, infected, or irritated skin. Truly the perfect mask for any and all skin concerns.
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Rather than stirring some matcha powder into your morning latte, let your skin soak up the superfood powers of this gorgeously green powder. Matcha’s amazing anti-inflammatory properties soothe the skin, while its catechins (a type of polyphenol) make it a powerful antioxidant. The catechins work to trap and deactivate free radicals in the skin, thus preventing signs of aging.