By Manna Zelealem
It’s no secret that we love our greens at Youth To The People—in our salads, our juices, and our skincare. Kale is one of those ingredients that is good for you all around. The cornerstone of our award-winning Superfood Cleanser is—you guessed it—our proprietary superfood blend of cold-pressed antioxidants from sources including spinach, green tea, and kale.
Kale is rich in vitamins C, E, and K. Together, these vitamins help your skin look younger and healthier. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that’s great for brightening your skin’s appearance; it can aid in brightening complexion (goodbye, dark spots!) and gets rid of fine lines and free radicals. Vitamin E—also an antioxidant—moisturizes and protects your skin from sun damage, while vitamin K heals any scars or dark spots.
You might hear people use the word ‘phytonutrient’ when talking about kale. Phytonutrients are natural compounds produced by plants, think fruits, veggies, grains, that keep themselves healthy and protected from outside stress. They’re good for your skin’s health, too. Their anti-inflammatory benefits help prevent your skin from looking bloated or puffy, while their antioxidant properties translate into smaller pores, a detoxified, more even complexion, and less free radical damaging to skin.
Phytonutrients make kale the perfectly protective skin care ingredient by protecting your skin from free radicals, healing your skin from sun damage, and keeping your skin hydrated and firm. Because your skin is your outermost organ, your first line of defense, it takes more than just the good things you put inside your body—topical application is essential, too. Applying a product with a phytonutrient-rich ingredient like kale is a direct way to see results in your skin.
Not sure where to start? Check out YTTP’s Superfood Essentials.