You’ve probably heard that these foods/ingredients have skin benefits before but the way that they work to improve your skins clarity is definitely surprising and note worthy. It’s always fun to learn about the way food works from within to really get to the source of skin at a cellular level. These are great as part of your diet and also topically!
Wine may have a place in our medicine cabinets as well as our kitchens with new evidence supporting it as a topical acne treatment. A recent study published in Dermatology and Therapy, found that an antioxidant in red wine, resveratrol (which stops free radicals from forming), has the ability to slow the growth of acne causing bacteria. In addition, when added to benzoyl peroxide (commonly prescribed for acne today), it further boosted the results as an antibacterial treatment and helped the results have a longer effect. Cheers to that!
Aloe vera is our favorite skincare ingredient. It repairs, heals, and protects simultaneously making it a fantastic ingredient to prevent problems and bring balance to your skin. It's great for sensitive skin and also helps control oil production. We've also never seen an ingredients heel skin faster than aloe vera (not even polysporin heal fast formula can compare). It has a unique ability to accelerate skin regeneration after minor damage. Cleopatra was famous for using aloe vera and it's not shocking that experts have now found it to be packed with anti-aging/healing ingredients. The hormones called auxins and gibberellins are present; they help with healing wounds and have anti-inflammatory properties.
bee pollen has a natural antibiotic effect that suppresses acne. It also contains high concentrations of nucleic acids, the building blocks of RNA and DNA. The acids help rejuvenate acne-damaged skin by reducing inflammation and increasing cell growth and turnover.
The anti-inflammatory qualities of this superfood can help clear and calm skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce scarring. It’s also great applied topically and can help reduce redness making it great for conditions like rosacea. Studies have shown that curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, can decrease UV damage as well as clear up acne (it's also antibacterial) when applied to skin. NEW TREND ALERT: It may also reduce collagen breakdown when taken orally, resulting in a trend amongst dermatologist to take tumeric supplements daily! Check out these tumeric packed products we guarantee you’ve never heard of.
Like green tea, matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, however, it can have 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. Studies have shown that matcha reduced damage caused by free radicals and enhanced antioxidant activity. While it does have energy boosting qualities, it also has a range of other health benefits of interest to us. Specifically, it can help repair damage to your skin from within.