3 Superfoods That Will Give You Flawless, Radiant Skin

May 17, 2016 – Posted in: Education, Ingredients, Lifestyle, Skincare Philosophy

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Despite what you might think when you look in the mirror, your skin wants to be flawless, and your cells are working tirelessly 24/7 to achieve a healthy glow. Unfortunately, when they’re up against pollution, sleep deprivation, caked-on makeup, dehydration and even the sun, they don’t stand a chance.

Nourishing skin starts from within, but many of the same nutrients that rejuvenate skin from the inside can also repair it on the outside. Here are three superfoods that can lead to radiant skin:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Though it’s one of the lesser touted superfoods because it’s not sexy or exotic, extra virgin olive oil contains powerful antioxidants that can ward off cancer, according to a 2015 study conducted by researchers at Hunter College. It’s also packed with monounsaturated fats, which as the America Heart Association reminds us are fats that the body actually needs. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature and can lower the risk of heart disease, promote good cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. When blended with just the right ingredients, like in Circ Cell’s Extraordinary Face Oil for Anti-Aging, and applied topically, olive oil can:

  • Preserve skin’s elasticity and suppleness
  • Moisturize skin at the cellular level
  • Soothe sensitive skin
  • Nourish new cells and promote a healthy glow

Algae

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, algae is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, and it’s made its way into supplements, juices and protein powders for that very reason. Rich in protein and iron, algae helps the body build muscle, boost circulation and improve concentration. Algae also contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that plays a vital role in skincare. Products that contain astaxanthin, like Circ Cell’s ABO + | – Eye Serum, can:

  • Protect skin from oxidative damage to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Strengthen and maintain cell membranes and tissues, resulting in visibly smoother, firmer skin
  • Restore moisture at the cellular level
  • Reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eyes

Avocado Oil

Like the fruit that it comes from, avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. It’s especially popular among those suffering from arthritis because avocado oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve joint pain. It also stimulates the growth and repair of cartilage, which causes most of the pain for those with arthritis in the first place. As a topical treatment, avocado oil offers these anti-inflammatory benefits and more. Women who use Circ Cell’s Geothermal Clay Cleanser, which contains avocado oil, will soon notice:

  • More supple, hydrated skin
  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fewer pimples and blackheads
  • Less sun damage

At the end of the day, the same nutrients that promote health inside the body can have similar positive effects when applied to the skin outside, as well. Skin can be sensitive, though, especially on the face and around the eyes, and it’s important to remember that these superfoods aren’t necessarily effective as topical applications on their own. But when blended with other rejuvenating ingredients, like vitamins, lipids and essential oils, they can lead to flawless, radiant skin.

Sources

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26380379

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Nutrition/Monounsaturated-Fats_UCM_301460_Article.jsp#.VxB4sKs9Z0c

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/fcfbb587-ac0a-4ceb-9a37-6ab2f79bd5c3/