Superfoods...For Your Face?!

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You're probably familiar with the term "superfood" by now — you know, the stuff they tempt you with every time you're walking around your local Whole Foods. There's something to be said for a great kale salad or blueberries fresh from the garden. And don't even get us started with bananas. Superfoods help us boost our nutrients, get in some much-needed vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, and generally give us that little jolt of energy we might need to get through the afternoon with their glorious antioxidants.

That's all fine and dandy, but what if you don't necessarily want to eat kale every day? Girl, we got you covered. Turns out, there's a new trend in beauty products that boast superfoods as their main ingredients, so when you're not particularly feeling up to drinking that chia-seed smoothie, here are some products that will make you feel refreshed and healthy.

1. When Life Gives You Lemons...

paul mitchell lemon shampoo superfood
You buy a lemon-infused shampoo like this one from Paul Mitchell ($13). Lemons are full of Vitamin C and help strengthen your bones and immune system.

2. Quinoa

Naturally Fresh Mint Quinoa Whipped Hand Repair Balm
Turns out, quinoa is not only high in B-vitamins, calcium, fiber and protein, it can also be your new favorite hand cream, such as this minty one from Kohl's ($9).

3. Blueberries

say yes to blueberries moisturizer superfood
Every time we think of blueberries, we think of that scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when Violet turns into a giant blueberry. No? Just us? OK. But blueberries are high in potassium and fiber, B6, folate and Vitamin C. They feel pretty good when we use them as moisturizer. Try this one from Say Yes to Blueberries ($16).

4. Honey

honey hemp conditioner
There's nothing bad about honey. It's good for helping knock out seasonal allergies, treat wounds and burns, boost your memory, AND it tastes good on a biscuit. It's not surprising that it would be a rad addition to a beauty product, like this conditioner from Oyin ($14).

5. Açaí

superfoods acai face butter
Known for their antioxidants, açaí berries are also good for the heart. If you ever experience dry patches of skin, this face cream from Carol's Daughter ($14) infused with açaí will be your new BFF.

6. Chamomile

bio-oil skin moisturizer superfood chamomile
Chamomile isn't just for your teacup, it's also ideal for healing skin — especially scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tones. Try something like this Bio-Oil moisturizer ($10).

7. Coconut Oil

coconut oil superfood
Seriously. Is there anything you can't do with coconut oil? It's full of (good!) fats and lauric acid, which helps boost immunity. It works wonders in the kitchen, moisturizes your skin and hair, removes makeup, acts as a lip balm — the list goes on. And on. The best thing about coconut oil is you can buy it at the grocery store for around $9 or online.


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