Why You Need These Superfoods In Your Beauty Regime
When it comes to our skin and overall health, we all know that what we eat has a direct impact on how we look and feel. There’s no denying that eating a diet high in over-processed foods or those that are high in fats and sugars and low in fibre-rich, nutrient-dense foods can show up in dull or uneven skin, acne, dryness or oiliness.
On the other hand, a diet high in micronutrients, fruit, vegetables and plenty of fibre will show through in a glowing and healthy complexion. This is especially true when you include superfoods in your diet. Not only should you be eating plenty of superfoods for your overall health, but you should be adding them to your skincare as well! Take a look here at our superfood-containing beauty products and see just how they can benefit you.
What are superfoods?
Superfoods, or “power foods”, are foods that offer a high level of beneficial nutrients or are even linked to the prevention of a specific disease. These nutritionally dense foods offer antioxidants and healthy fats that are thought to help ward off and prevent digestive issues and diabetes. In addition, the phytochemicals that many of these foods contain, which are the chemicals that are responsible for their deep colour and delicious smell, are also believed to offer many nutritional benefits.
Why are they beneficial in your hair and skincare products?
Not only are superfoods beneficial as part of your diet, but they can have a lot of great benefits when included in your hair and skincare products as well. When superfoods are included in your beauty products, they provide many beneficial effects, such as helping to ease redness, assisting with healing, easing dryness, playing a role in collagen synthesis and improving your skin's overall condition.
When a superfood is used right, it can have a lot of fantastic benefits both internally and externally.
Take a look at our top picks:
If you were planning on taking your beauty regime to the next level and including some superfood containing products in your daily routine, take a look at our favourite vegan products and how they can benefit you.
1. Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil is a fantastic source of vitamin E which is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. These nutrients assist in common skincare issues such as redness, itchiness, inflammation and acne. Sunflower oil also now contains an emollient that helps your skin to retain its moisture, which is an added benefit in the Australian climate.
Dermalogica Biolumin C Serum is an intelligent, high-performing serum combined with a vitamin C complex that helps brighten, firm and protect the skin while fighting stress and the first signs of premature ageing before they begin.
We’ve probably all added quinoa to our diets by this point, so it’s no surprise that it has started making an appearance in our skincare as well. Quinoa is high in vitamin B, which helps to brighten and enhance your skin. The high levels of riboflavin contained within the quinoa provide added elasticity to your skin, which assists in overall softness and resilience.
The Nak Ultimate Treatment is the perfect hair mask to give you softer, stronger hair in just a few minutes. This vegan, sulphate and paraben-free formula also contains quinoa extracts and baobab seed. Smooth it through rough, porous hair strands to provide some much-needed strength shine to your hair.
Pears are one of those fruits that are incredibly high in vitamin C, which is not only a fantastic antioxidant but assists in keeping your hair well-conditioned and moisturised. Pear helps to maintain the health of your hair cells and reduce dryness.
The Nak Replends Leave-in Conditioner helps to protect, detangle and add softness and hydration to every hair type. Sulphate and paraben-free, this vegan leave-in conditioner can also double as a heat protectant if you’re fond of heat styling tools. Featuring agave extracts, pear extract, hydrolysed rice protein, baobab seed extract, coconut oil and aloe vera, your hair will feel enriched and luxuriously moisturised.
4. Kakadu Plum
Kakadu plum is a superfood that helps boost your hair's moisture and hydration levels. Boasting plenty of fibre, antioxidants and minerals, Kakadu plum is also recognised as being the highest natural source of vitamin C in the world.
The ultimate moisture conditioning treatment, Davroe MCT Treatment is an ultra-hydrating deep conditioning treatment that penetrates each strand to give it a much-needed boost of moisture. You’ll experience softer, silkier and more manageable hair that will thank you for the weekly treatments.
5. Tea Tree Oil
Research has shown that tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory benefits as well as boosting wound healing by triggering the activity of white blood cells. It has also been proven to help reduce the overall severity and appearance of acne and other skin conditions.
The Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo is the perfect shampoo for anyone who is looking for an extra deep cleanse. The refreshing blend of tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender help to wash away impurities while leaving your hair feeling soft and full of life. You’ll experience bouncy, luxurious hair that is refreshingly clean and cleansed.
Superfoods are a fantastic addition to your beauty regime!
Superfoods such as Kakadu plum, quinoa and tea tree oil have been shown to have numerous health benefits when added to your daily diet. With an extensive array of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t also be adding them to your daily beauty regime as well.
If you’re looking for some fantastic new hair or skin products that are rich in some of the best superfoods available, get in touch with us today. Our friendly team can answer any questions you might have and assist you with choosing the right product for you and your needs.
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