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3 Little Known Skincare Superfoods That’ll Give You A Brighter Complexion All Season Long

 

Your skin needs vitamins just as much as your body does, and while a healthy diet can certainly make your skin glow from the inside out, it’s just as important to apply healthy ingredients externally too.

Antioxidant rich and nourishing skin care ingredients help to provide a protective barrier on the skin, to keep nutrients and moisture in- and free radicals and pollution out. We can go on and on about all the fantastic ingredients available, but in this article we have narrowed it down to three of our absolute favourite skincare superfoods!

These three ingredients are jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants that will feed your skin with all the nutrients it needs for a visibly healthier and brighter complexion all season long!

 

Acerola Cherry

We love Vitamin C for skin here at Huna Apothecary, and acerola cherry is brimming in it! Vitamin C is known as the beauty vitamin and is excellent for all skin types, from oily to dry. If you have problem skin that tends to breakout then Vitamin C will sort you right out by reducing inflammation in the skin, whereas its just as excellent for more mature skin types as it helps to promote the formation of collagen for a firmer, more youthful complexion.  Vitamin C brightens skin, and evens skin tone, thanks to its ability to gently yet effectively fade discolouration and dark spots left behind after excessive sun exposure or acne breakouts.

Apart from this powerful antioxidant vitamin, acerola cherry also contains Vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin, all of which offer wonderful benefits for the skin from protecting against skin damage to repairing damaged skin cells.

 

Camu Camu

This time of year can leave your skin looking a little dull so the best fix is to apply ingredients that will brighten and revitalize skin like camu camu. Camu Camu berries contain 30 times the Vitamin C of oranges as well as other skin loving vitamins and minerals including iron, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, and amino acids. These vitamins and minerals work together to fight free radicals that may contribute to the signs of aging, provide deep skin nourishment as well as promote a healthy, luminous glow.

By incorporating camu camu into your skincare routine, you provide your skin with a real superfood treat!

 

Amla

Also known as Indian gooseberry, amla is an ayurvedic fruit that is rich in potent antioxidants that provide beautiful skin benefits. It is most renowned for its rich concentration of Vitamin C.  Amla contains a whopping 60x the regular content of Vitamin C than any other citrus family fruit, which by now you know is one vitamin your skin definitely needs if you want it to glow and look its healthy best. Amla brightens the complexion, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and provides a firmer tone to skin thanks to its astringent properties. 

 

Vitamin C, along with other phytonutrients, work to boost collagen production, reduce inflammation and promote a beautiful glow.  If you’re looking to take your skin from blah to bright and healthy this frosty season, then look no further than these three superfood ingredients!

You will find Acerola cherry, Camu camu, and Amla in Huna Apothecary’s Superfood Detox Face Mask, launching in January 2018.  It deep-cleanses and detoxifies skin while leaving it brightened, rejuvenated, revitalized and glowing with vibrant health. 

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