bookmark_borderBeauty Benefits of Kale

Kale, the much talked-about superfood, isn’t just good for you to eat- it’s also popping up on the ingredient list of many of your favorite beauty and skincare products. It’s a great low-calorie, high-fiber food that has become even more popular in the past few years. Whether you plan on enjoying it in a salad, sauteed as a snack, or as an ingredient in your new moisturizer, here are the various beauty benefits of kale.

Kale is packed with essential vitamins, including a ton of Vitamin A. It has over 100% of the average person’s daily Vitamin A and C requirements. Vitamin A also helps to prevent skin diseases, improve eye sight and repairing dry or flaky skin. Vitamin A plays a pivotal role in repairing the tissues underneath your skin and prevents damage caused by free radicals. Kale also contains Vitamin K, which helps prevent blood clotting, bone health and antioxidant activity. Vitamin K serves as a powerful ingredient in many skin care products as it helps to get rid of tiresome dark circles under your eyes.

Kale also is known for its Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These acids help to improving the blood circulation in your scalp and help stimulate hair growth.

The free radical neutralizing effects of the antioxidants in kale can help keep your skin looking great by preventing loss of skin elasticity triggered by excessive ultraviolet radiation. When skin is exposed to UV rays from the sun, it forms enzymes that help repair sun-injured connective tissue. Free radicals work to support the production of these collagen-damaging enzymes, helping your skin look and feel great.