You are what you eat, as the saying goes. So having a healthy diet is crucial to having great skin. But what I learnt from two renowned dermatologists, Dr Wu Ying-Ching of Dr. Wu Clinical Skincare and Dr Yoshinori Shirono of Dr.Ci:Labo, who have their own skincare brands, is that your skin is usually the last in line to reap the benefits of the nutrients that you ingest.
So chances are, the nutritious goodness from that superfood-filled acai bowl or poke bowl that you had for lunch will not reach your skin. And that’s where skincare comes in, because dry skin, pigmentation issues and more are best dealt with by applying a targeted treatment directly on skin.
Instead of consuming superfoods such as avocado, kale, goji berries and more, which are packed with antioxidants, why not try applying them in the form of skin care? In skincare, their main function is to protect skin from damaging free radicals. These cause collagen breakdown, which leads to dull, saggy skin, wrinkles and skin inflammation — which is one of the main reasons for skin sensitivity and pigmentation issues. So if you’re looking to improve your complexion by feeding it with nutrient-rich skincare, here are 12 superfood-infused ones to try.