Eat Your Greens for Healthy Skin

September 24th, 2008

By Elizabeth Hall

Growing up, we were constantly reminded to eat our vegetables to grow healthy and strong. Little did we know how vital a role the components of these vegetables would play in our overall well-being as an adult. Green vegetables such as spinach contain a powerful mix of anti-oxidants and vitamins, but perhaps one of the most important things it contains is the very element that gives these vegetables their rich green hue. Chlorophyll, the green pigment common in green vegetables, plants, and algae is an essential ingredient in health and skin care remedies thanks to its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Chlorophyll is often recommended in liquid and tablet form due to its holistic healing properties for aliments found inside the body, but one must not discount its vital role in creating and maintaining radiant and youthful looking skin. It is an ideal ingredient in skin care products because it absorbs easily into the body, and deposits minerals to help balance and regulate impurities. The antibacterial and antimicrobial agents protect the skin and body against harmful bacteria and disease. These properties gently deep cleanse the skin without the risk and discomfort of harsh chemicals.

Chlorophyll is essential to photosynthesis, the process in which plants obtain energy from light. The benefits of the oxygenation and regeneration are transferred to the skin using topical skincare products containing Chlorophyll, such as the organic skincare line Phyt’s, available at Joanna Vargas all organic online store. The stimulating and antiseptic components of Chlorophyll are present in many of the organic products featured in the Phyt’s line, such as the Crème Reviderm, that help protect the skin against the harsh effects of pollution and free radicals by detoxifying and healing the complexion.

The result: hydrated and nourished skin, ready to face the world!