The Team at GLOWBIOTICS knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet when you are stuck at home. One way we can eat healthy and keep our skin looking and feeling great when doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining social distancing is to help our community of probiotic skin can fans eat cleaner by giving you all a list of some great superfoods to pick up next time you brave the super market.
What are superfoods?
Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that supply the body and skin with high amounts of antioxidants.
How do Superfoods help my skin?
Superfoods support healthy skin by supplying essential fatty acids and vital replenishing ingredients to enrich and strengthen skin. Some superfoods have been shown to also have soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits as well, which is vital to balancing the skin microbiome.
Superfoods for Healthy Skin
Whether you're looking for foods for clear skin, foods for glowing skin, or just want skin that looks and feels its best, both eating and applying superfoods can help. After examining the research—which we always do before making any skin care recommendations—we've come up with a list of the top 10 superfoods for skin, all of which we use in our products.
Below are a few superfoods that have been shown to be beneficial for healthy skin, there are many more. Just as there are lots of antioxidants that help skin, there are lots of superfoods that enhance skin's appearance. These superfoods are among the most well-researched:
Flax Seed Oil and Natural Moisturizing for Skin
Flax seed oil (also known as linseed oil) is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a pronounced moisturizing and calming action on skin.
Chia Seed Oil for Skin Redness and Irritation
Chia is another rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, along with other replenishing fatty acids and potent antioxidants. It works to visibly reduce redness and help skin's surface become less sensitive.
Blueberries and Calming Your Skin
Like all dark- and brightly colored berries (the lot of which count as superfoods) blueberries are a phenomenal source of antioxidants known as polyphenols, which have a notable ability to visibly calm skin. Skin is bombarded daily with things that can sensitize it, so anything you can do to defend against this damage leads to better skin.
Arugula for Healthy Skin
This leafy green's deep color is evidence of the antioxidants it contains, including the plant polyphenol ingredient quercetin. It's also a source of replenishing fatty acids like palmitic acid and brightening azelaic acid.
Ginger for Soothing Skin Inflammation and Irritation
Ginger is best known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are found in the root of the spice. Not to mention studies show ginger can have a soothing effect on skin, so don't be surprised when you see it on facial menus, too.
Oats for Skin Moisture and Dryness
Oats are gentle powerhouses of soothing compounds that minimize signs of aggravated skin and ease uncomfortable dryness.
Turmeric for Skin Health
This spice is a natural source of curcumin and its derivatives, ingredients that have potent antioxidant and calming abilities. A growing body of research has shown that topical application of curcumin-derived ingredients visibly improves numerous skin concerns.
Olive Oil for Healthy Skin Texture, Tone and Resilience
Not just for cooking or salad dressing, olive oil's fatty acid and antioxidant content can dramatically improve skin texture, tone, and resilience.
Green Tea for Wrinkle and Anti-Aging Skin Care
This popular beverage is among the most researched antioxidants, and also considered among the most effective for addressing signs of aging, including wrinkles and loss of firmness. One component in green tea, known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), is especially impressive.
Red grapes for Aging Skin Protection
All types of grapes are a good source of antioxidants for skin, but red grapes are a natural source of the exciting antioxidant resveratrol. Studies have shown that topical application of resveratrol helps protect skin's surface from aging elements, while also promoting an even skin tone.
So next time you are putting your shopping list together, think about what you will be putting in your body, that may just be helping improve your skin as well.
Additionally, be sure to visit our skincare products page to discover more options to keep your glow going with help from the team at GLOWBIOTICS. Whether you have redness, dry skin, or acne concerns, we are sure we can help you get control of you skin. Visit our skin care quiz to learn more now!