"Superfoods" are all those plant-based foods that have a high content of antioxidants, proteins, omega-3s, minerals, fibers or other essential nutrients with proven health benefits.
Several studies have shown that a diet rich in these superfoods can bring numerous benefits to the appearance and health of our skin as well as that of our body.
Here are 5 examples of superfoods to include in your diets for a healthy and glowing skin!
Focusing on your daily water-intake and eating a balanced diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, will provide a variety of nutrients for the skin that will make it healthier and younger looking. Oranges and other citrus fruits are a sweet way to get a boost of vitamin C and skin-nourishing water. This is important as vitamin C is essential for skin growth and repair. Other fruit recommendations include berries, which provide antioxidants and plenty of vitamin C, grapes, rich in polyphenols that slow down skin aging, and pomegranate, which has soothing and regenerating properties.
Aloe Vera’s leaves secrete a clear gel which, once extracted from the plant, can be used to heal wounds, soothe the skin and calm inflammations.
Various studies have shown that Aloe actually has different properties that are effective in treating a wide variety of skin conditions: from dry skin to local inflammations, scalp problems and many more.
Aloe Vera is rich in vitamins and contains a large number of polysaccharides with hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits, that allow to create a protective barrier on the skin. Aloe Vera’s gel contains bioactive compounds rich in vitamin A, B, C, D and E and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc.
Aloe juice is considered a superfood as it can be drunk and mixed with other foods (such as coconut water) for greater hydration and radiance of the skin.
Turmeric is a natural antioxidant that can support skin regeneration through increased collagen production. Other studies have shown that turmeric can also help to reduce the damages caused by UV rays.
In order to transfer all these benefits to the body, it is worth adding turmeric to your diet: from turmeric milk, to turmeric energy balls and curries.
Moringa oleifera is rich in vitamins and proteins. It contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges, helping to neutralize free radicals that cause wrinkles, premature aging and loss of skin tone. A recent study also showed that products formulated with moringa extract are able to revitalize the skin and reduce the signs of skin aging.
Known as the "tree of life", moringa is native to India but also grows in Asia, Africa and South America. It can be taken in powder form and added to smoothies, or cooked fresh and eaten with vegetables.
Green tea has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which have shown improvement in treating acne and oily skin. The polyphenols in tea slow down sebum production, which could help prevent acne.
Milanesi Skincare recommends these products rich in natural superfoods!
A product which deeply hydrates the skin and protects it from air pollution. Thanks to its formula rich in Aloe Vera and Cucumber Extract, this serum visibly improves the skin tone, reduces signs of fatigue and leaves the skin relaxed and soft. Prevents and mitigates skin aging. Ideal for people exposed to constant climate change and with a hectic lifestyle.
Illuminating Gel Cleanser
Cleanser in Gel that contains saffron, naturally rich in precious minerals and vitamins, and that helps to remove make-up, to eliminate impurities and dead cells. Also in its formula: the Moringa Extract, with sebum-regulating action, and the refreshing Organic Cucumber Extract that bring a sensation of brightness and freshness to the skin.
Anti-aging Milk Cleanser
A creamy moisturizing cleanser, ideal for a gentle and nourishing facial cleansing. In its formula: Gold, Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid and a blend of nutritive and hydrating substances rich in antioxidants - such as Active Water of Organic Pomegranate and Grape seed Oil - that leave the skin soft and without impurities.