As devoted as you may be to your specialty serums and creams, there’s no denying the fact that skincare products can only do so much to clear and brighten your complexion. It may sound cliché but the phrase “beautiful skin starts from within” exists for a reason; what you put into your body can have a much greater impact on the look and feel of your skin than what you slather on it.
Enter ingestible beauty: supplements and powders chock full of pre- and probiotics, collagen, and adaptogens (herbs and roots that reduce the effects of stress on our bodies) that support radiant skin from the inside out. “When your body comes up short on nutrients or your digestion is off, your skin is one of the very first places where you’ll see issues crop up,” says Jolene Hart, a Philadelphia-based integrative nutrition health coach and author of the Eat Pretty book series. “Ingestible beauty powders do a great job of closing that gap and boosting your glow.” When taken consistently, these powders can also improve skin hydration, lessen breakouts, and blur fine lines.
Ready to give them a go? Add any of the below superfood powders to your morning smoothie and you’ll be well on your way to flawless skin by your wedding day.
Hum Nutrition Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder
This raw powder is quite the multitasker: It aims to up energy levels, kick start your metabolism, and breathe new life into your skin. And with 39 superfoods, including alkalizing greens, probiotics, and antioxidant-rich matcha and moringa, we’re convinced it’ll live up to its claims. We’re also obsessed with the brand’s yummy Glow Sweet Glow gummies with hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $39
Navitas Organics Daily Superfood Beauty Boost
With a short list of organic plant-based ingredients, there’s nothing but glow-getting goodness in this little pink tub. Here, it’s all about the antioxidants: Acai, maqui, maca and turmeric powders, among others, offset free radical damage (the cause of a slew of skin aliments, such as dehydration and collagen loss). The best part: The mild flavor blends seamlessly into any fruit smoothie recipe.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $25.49
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