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What Are the Benefits of Chlorophyll for Skin Health?

By Tiffany Harrison

Chlorophyll has a richly green, natural pigment and serves as an essential element in the biological process of photosynthesis in plants. It also possesses incredible skin benefits that can be utilized in your skincare. Chlorophyll’s rich antioxidant properties make it beneficial to the skin for many reasons: 1. it's both cleansing and purifying to prevent the onset of breakouts 2. it aids in the reduction of skin inflammation. Its anti-inflammatory properties assist wounded cells in repairing themselves, according to a study by The National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Chlorophyll is also incredibly rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, which all play an equally important  role in your skin appearing radiant, rejuvenated, and youthful. It can visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, which are often the result of sun damage. 

Magnesium is a key component in chlorophyll’s molecular makeup. Though low levels of magnesium correlate with dry, itchy, and inflamed skin, higher levels of magnesium assist in properly moving and storing oxygen in skin cells which will provide sustenance and nourishment for your skin.

Antibacterial soaps, ointments, and other products containing chlorophyll are notable picks for topical use. But if you’re looking to ingest chlorophyll as part of your daily wellness routine, try stocking up on spinach, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, and green beans next time you’re at the market—or even chlorophyll-infused water and supplemental pills.

Written by Tiffany Harrison for Youth To The People