The Immune Boosting Ingredients We Can’t Get Enough OfBy Caroline Maeda | Apr 20, 2020
A strong immune system is key to staying healthy. This includes eating nourishing foods, staying active, managing stress, and getting enough sleep. While diet and supplements cannot 100% prevent illness, there are a few ingredients that have been proven to help boost immunity. Plus, some of the vitamins in the ingredients can be found in some of your favorite skincare formulas to provide benefits when applied topically.
We’re sharing some of our favorite picks to stay healthy from the inside out, while also working these immunity boosting superstars into your skincare routine!
Sweet potatoes and carrots have a high content of beta carotene - it’s what gives them their natural orange pigment. Once consumed, beta carotene converts to Vitamin A. Vitamin A has been known to strengthen immunity, vision, and skin. It helps fight bacteria and keep it out of the body by producing white blood cells and forming a mucous membrane lining on the respiratory tract.
When it comes to your beauty routine, vitamin A slows the signs of aging and encourages healthy skin production.
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Sunflower seeds are a rich source of Vitamin E. Vitamin E helps the body fight against free radicals. Though free radicals are created as a result of the body’s natural processes, they can damage the body’s cells, leading to visible signs of aging as well as various health conditions.
When applied topically in your skincare routine, vitamin E helps repair skin, which is why it’s often recommended for those with scars or sun damage.
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While Vitamin C can be found in many fruits, they are most famously found in citrus. As our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C naturally, we need to get it from our diet. Vitamin C is essential to the body’s healing process as it helps repair tissue and form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen.
Similar to sunny citruses, you may often hear vitamin C associated with “brightening” in your skincare routine. This vitamin helps fade pigmentation, even out skin tone, and enhance skin’s radiance.
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Antioxidants in Acai
Acai berries are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and fatty acids. Together, these work together to fight against free radicals and help with heart and digestive health when you incorporate them into meals.
When it comes to skincare, acai (also known as the ‘beauty berry’) protects skin against free radicals because of its high concentration of antioxidants.
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Which of these ingredients will you be incorporating into your meals and beauty routine? Let us know at @wander_beauty!