As the saying goes, you are what you eat. So eating a healthy diet is crucial to having great skin. But what we’ve learned from two renowned dermatologists, Dr Wu Ying-Ching of Dr. Wu Clinical Skincare and Dr Yoshinori Shirono of Dr.Ci:Labo, who have their own skincare brands, is that your skin is usually the last in line to reap the benefits of the nutrients you ingest.
So chances are, the nutritious goodness from that superfood-filled acai bowl or poke bowl that you had for lunch will not reach your skin. That’s where skincare comes in, because dry skin, pigmentation issues and other skin concerns are best dealt with by adding superfood-infused skincare products to your skincare routine and applying them directly to the skin.
And while consuming antioxidant-rich foods like avocado, kale, goji berries and more, has some benefits, why not give them a boost by applying antioxidant-packed superfoods to your skin in the form of skin care? In skincare, their main function is to protect skin from damage causing free radicals. Free radicals cause collagen breakdown, which leads to dull, saggy skin, wrinkles and skin inflammation—one of the main reasons for skin sensitivity and pigmentation issues. So if you’re looking to improve your complexion, here are 12 superfood-infused skincare products to add to your skincare routine.
Text: Kayce Teo