We’ve been using some of our favorite products to keep skin supple and nourished. But there’s even more beauty behind them. Their key ingredients, like pomegranate, blood orange, and white tea, work wonders inside and out. With spring in full bloom, we’re taking inspiration from these powerful nutrients to rev up our diet with nourishing, superfood strength. Read on to get to know this health-boosting trio better and simple ways to eat up the benefits.
Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil: Pomegranate
This antioxidant-rich oil has kept our complexion (and hands and feet) moisturized throughout the cold, windy season. Its key ingredient, pomegranate, is naturally high in antioxidants, hearty free-radical fighters that help protect cells from damage. More health benefits can be found in its fruit. Studies suggest that, when consumed, the antioxidants in these juicy, red giants may go way beyond that, helping to reduce inflammation and the risk of certain cancers, lowering bad cholesterol and blood pressure, and helping to boost brain activity. With impressive amounts of vitamin C and K, it’ll give your immune system a jump start, too. The seeds have extra fiber, but if you’re opting for juice, look for one without added sugar.
Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum: Blood Orange
Thanks to this serum, our fine lines are on hiatus. The secret ingredient? Blood orange. Break one open. Its maroon-colored interior is due to high levels of anthocyanins, antioxidants that help prevent heart disease and help keep blood vessels strong. In addition to more antioxidants, blood oranges contain 40% more vitamin C than Naval oranges to help repair damaged tissue in the body and absorb iron. Eat a (medium) blood orange a day to get more than 100% of your daily dose.
Rose & Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist: White Tea
We stash this in our glove compartment, gym bag, desk drawer, purse…you name it…to moisturize and freshen skin on the go. Along with rose flower oil to soothe sensitive skin, it’s formulated with white tea antioxidants to nourish and protect. White tea is made from young leaves or buds so it’s less processed than other teas. Therefore, it boasts higher levels of polyphenols, potent antioxidant chemicals naturally found in plants that help protect our cells from damage, stave off cancers, heart disease, and dementia. Some studies have even linked them to long life. Skip iced or bottled versions, and sip hot tea instead for maximum benefits.
Combine the trifecta for a powerful morning meal: a steaming cup of white tea, oatmeal or yogurt sprinkled with pomegranate seeds, and a side of blood orange slices. Enjoy!