The same antioxidant-packed fruits and veggies that boost your health can also do wonders for your skin and hair.
Superfruits and vegetables, packed with powerful antioxidants, are cropping up in face creams, serums, eye creams, cleansers, masks, body lotions, and hair care products. These multitasking antioxidants detox your skin and scalp, hydrate skin and hair, help boost collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help repair sun damage, fade age spots, and fight acne and breakouts.
Not all produce is created equal. Six colorful superfoods—açai, berries, oranges, pomegranate, avocado, and mushrooms—are especially chockful of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, flavonoids, and other nutrients that feed your skin.
Açai is an anti-aging powerhouse. It restores the skin’s elasticity levels, moisturizes, and instantly relieves dry cracked skin.
Berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries) improve the skin’s clarity, firmness, and glow, and alleviate redness and inflammation.
Oranges tone skin, balance oil production, help prevent lines and wrinkles, and reduce sunburn, blemishes, and dark spots.
Pomegranates help skin cell generation, even skin tone, and fight acne-causing bacteria and sun damage.
Avocados hydrate skin and hair, encourage healthy skin cell function, and improve skin’s barrier function.
Mushrooms help improve irritated skin, acne, rosacea, and eczema. They hydrate skin and protect against wrinkles and discoloration caused by environmental damage. Mushrooms were originally used to lighten skin (kojic acid, a well-known skin-lightener, is found in shiitake mushrooms).
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