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There are many synthetic skin care products out there that create stunning results. I use them, and I talk about some of them here on the blog. But today I want to talk about other kinds of skincare products that are game-changers: food and drink. If you want to learn how to leverage nutrition for luminous, glowing skin, keep reading…
Rooibos tea is a red tea rich in antioxidants and enzymes that neutralize free radicals. Studies have shown that alpha hydroxy acid and superoxide dismutase specifically can help with wrinkle reduction and improve the appearance of the skin.
Topical application of plum pulp can help reduce discoloration and prevent wrinkles, as plums are nutrient-dense and a great source of Vitamin C, A, and E.
Aspalathin and nothofagin are other antioxidants found in rooibos tea that have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Rooibos tea can kill acne bacteria and reduce inflammation when used topically. You can press a wet teabag against irritated skin or mix the loose tea with clay to make a face mask.
Vitamin C is critical to having bright skin, but citrus is not the most efficient way to get it. Here’s the hack: eat a bell pepper instead. A bell pepper contains more Vitamin C than an orange. In addition, bell peppers contain copper, beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, phosphorous, Vitamin B6, manganese, and magnesium, making them true nutrient powerhouses.
Another way to hack Vitamin C is consuming roseships. Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant and contain high concentrations of Vitamin C. They can be steeped for tea or used to make jam, oil, jelly, or soup.
That’s the short and sweet! Tell me abour your skincare hacks in the comments!