Fruits, Vegetables, Plants Secrets To Healthy Skin
The superfood kale is now making its way into skin care with the organic brand Éminence set to release a citrus and kale serum next month.
Kale is high in vitamin K. Just one cup of chopped kale contains 206 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, 134 percent of vitamin C, and a whopping 684 percent of vitamin K – but would you put it on your face? With added ingredients like spinach, broccoli, avocado, lemon, and grapefruit, the $110 serum claims to brighten and lighten sun-damaged skin, prevent inflammation, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Spinach is loaded with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that have been shown to improve skin elasticity, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry.
Meanwhile avocado – applied topically – has long been touted to moisturize the skin, treat sunburn and reduce wrinkles, and grapefruit, loaded with vitamin C, helps fade spots by reducing excess production of skin pigment. And kale’s vitamin K, which in the body plays a major role in helping blood to clot properly, is often used topically to treat rosacea, remove spider veins and stretch marks, and speed up skin healing after surgery – reducing bruising, swelling and scars.