By Cat Woods
You wake to the sound of birdsong and start your 60-minute ashtanga yoga routine in your own upstairs studio while inhaling the scent of jasmine and cherry blossom from your private orchard.
Then you traipse downstairs and prepare yourself a kale smoothie…
Oh wait, no you don’t.
More of a hit-snooze-6-times kinda gal who’d rather sleep in than hit the gym and prefers her veggies, well, far from her morning smoothie? We get it…
So, how about applying your superfoods to your skin instead, so that you get that killer, unique “I know what kale is” glow without having to stomach greens before your morning cup of Joe?
3 Ways To Add Superfoods To Your Skincare
Exfoliate with fruit. Skin looking dull and drab? Forget about stocking the kitchen for a moment and lay your hands on Eminence Organics Pear & Poppyseed Microderm Polisher ($46), which uses poppy seeds and walnuts to manually scrub away dead skin cells, apricot kernel oil to moisturize, and green tea and pear extracts to nourish. Have a sweet tooth? You’ll love their Strawberry Rhubarb Masque ($78) too!
Tone with moringa seed. Your bathroom cabinet will be a nutritionist’s dream once you stock it with moringa seed extract (an anti-inflammatory and germ-killing plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan). Not up for adding it to your diet? No worries! Instead, apply it to your face in the form of Thalgo Oxygen SOS Serum ($92), which promises to repair sensitive, dry and stressed skin.
Heal with collagen. You are what you eat (literally) which is why loading up on healthy nutrients is a must. (Eat a treasure trove of coloured fruit and vegetables and you’ll radiate sunbeams – or something like that!) Prefer not to change your diet? You don’t have to. Instead, add beauty-boosting supplements with targeted ingredients such as keratin, silica, omega 3 fatty acids and biotin to your diet. In Australia or the UK? Try Abeeco Advanced Collagen + Keratin Capsules ($180 for 3 bottles). In the USA? Try Collagen Keratin Plus by Solaray ($24.54).
After all this busy work of investing in the future of your skin, you must be hungry.
Time for that kale smoothie, perhaps?