Even though it probably wasn’t your favorite taste as a kid, spinach has so many benefits for skin. When applied topically, spinach is rich with benefits for your skin’s health. The leafy green makes an appearance in Youth To The People’s custom PRO-GRADE VEGAN™ superfood blend and it’s filled with the antioxidants and nutrients your skin loves.
Incorporating spinach into your skincare routine and diet is helpful for your skin, hair, and bone health because it helps reduce inflammation (including breakouts) and provides you with vital nutrients. Spinach contains vitamins—namely vitamins A, C, and K—which work together to help your skin enhance its radiance, heal from scars or sun damage, and fortify its natural barrier.
Vitamin A helps your skin appear younger, healthier, and more hydrated. Antioxidant vitamin C brightens the appearance of your skin and wards off uneven complexions and hyperpigmentation, a skin condition in which patches of one’s skin are darker than others. At the same time, vitamin K works to heal scars and dark spots.
Your skin can start to appear unhealthy or age prematurely when free radicals latch onto your skin cells. By giving free radicals somewhere to focus their energy besides your skin, antioxidants sacrifice themselves for your skin’s health. Whether you’re consuming spinach or applying it topically (like in our Superfood Essentials Kit), the vitamins and antioxidants go to work to bring you healthy, hydrated skin.