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.

bookmark_borderWhat Vitamins Are the Best for Your Skin?

Vitamins are important to your overall health, from your body to your skin. Whether you choose to ingest them orally or apply them topically, vitamins can help treat various skin problems and conditions. Find out which vitamin helps fight which skin issues below.

  • Vitamin A– This vitamin works wonders for wrinkles, and is best for those who want to get younger-looking skin. It works to reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots, and smooth roughness. “
  • Vitamin B3–  This vitamin works to increase the production of ceramides and fatty acids, which work to protect your skin’s outer protective barrier. B3 is a great ingredient if your complexion is dry or sensitive- even for those with rosacea.
  • Vitamin C- Vitamin C has a variety of benefits and uses, but the most popular is for brightening skin and reducing uneven skin tone. It works to reduce the free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging, and other aging changes. It also helps smooth and firm skin in addition to fading brown spots. Taking vitamin C can enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens applied to your skin for protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It does this by decreasing cell damage and helping the healing process of bodily wounds.
  • Vitamin E– If you have chronic or just occasion dry skin, Vitamin E can work wonders. It helps skin retain its natural moisturizers and can be used to help reduce the damage from UV exposure. Vitamin E also helps in the treatment of skin inflammation.
  • Vitamin K– Dark circles stand no chance when you use products with Vitamin K in them. This vitamin works to control blood clotting. It penetrates the skin and knocks out darkness in the skin. Vitamin K is essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which helps the body heal the areas bruised during surgery. Topical creams with vitamin K can also help treat unsightly skin irritations, such as spider veins, stretch marks and scars.
  • Vitamin D– If you suffer from psoriasis, Vitamin D can help treat it by reducing the inflammation and irritation naturally.