When it comes to our skin and hair, we want nothing but the best for it. That’s why we put so much thought and research into what ingredients to use and what ones to use. But what if we told you that you can find the answer to all your beauty woes in the comfort of your kitchen? Yes, really. Your kitchen is packed with superfoods that do wonders for your skin and hair. Don’t believe us? We come with proof. Scroll down to read about five common superfoods and their umpteen benefits for skin and hair.

 

1. Avocado

Avocado

Loaded with fats, vitamins, and minerals, avocado is one super fruit that your skin absolutely needs. From moisturising and nourishing your skin to preventing breakouts and improving skin health, avocado does it all.

The easiest way to incorporate avocado in your beauty regimen is by tearing open a pack of Pond’s Nourishing Sheet Mask With Vitamin E And 100% Natural Avocado and placing it on your face. Infused with real avocado extracts, Vitamin E and serum vitamin, this sheet mask works to make your skin soft, supple and glowy.

 

2. Mushroom

Mushroom

Mushrooms might not be your favourite food, but their amazing skincare benefits will get you hooked to them asap. Mushrooms are a great source of niacinamide — the hero ingredient that fights signs of ageing — so you can say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles with ease.

Want to reap the skincare benefits of mushrooms without consuming them? Get your hands on the Dermalogica Age Bright Clearing Serum. Formulated with shiitake mushrooms, age bright complex and salicylic acid, this vegan serum improves your skin tone, reduces signs of ageing and minimises breakouts on your skin.

 

3. Oats

Oats

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the numerous benefits of oats for skin — it works as an excellent exfoliator (while being gentle) and also soothes and calms inflamed skin. But did you know that oats are superb for your hair too? Yes, with high contents of antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids, this ingredient helps prevent hair fall by strengthening your roots.

You can reap the benefits of this powerhouse ingredient by including the Dove Healthy Ritual For Strengthening Hair Mask in your hair care routine. With oat milk and honey extracts, this hair masks deeply nourishes and strengthens your hair to keep it smooth, frizz-free and manageable.

 

4. Kakadu Plum

Kakadu Plum

If you thought that oranges were the ultimate source of vitamin C, think again! Kakadu Plum has about 100 times more vitamin C than oranges and is considered the richest known source of vitamin C in the world. And that’s not all.

It’s also loaded with gallic acid and ellagic acid that help stimulate collagen production in your skin to reduce fine lines and improve your skin tone. You can add the Lakmé 9to5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum in your skincare routine to add this super ingredient to your daily skin regimen. This dermatologically tested serum helps hydrate and moisturise your skin and also improves its texture with regular use.

 

5. Onion

Onion

The oldest and most trusted remedy for hair fall is onion juice. All thanks to the high contents of antioxidants and sulphur in this vegetable, onion juice works to strengthen your hair roots, promote hair growth and also help prevent scalp infections and dandruff. If you fear the smell this ingredient might leave behind in your hair, you can turn to the Love Beauty & Planet Onion, Blackseed & Patchouli Hairfall Control Sulfate Free Shampoo to reap all the benefits of onion. This clean shampoo is formulated with natural onion bulbs and pure black seed oil that helps strengthen your tresses and prevent hair fall. It has no parabens, sulphates or dyes in its formula and is 100% vegan. What we love the most is the sweet smell of hand-picked Indonesian patchouli that lingers in our mane after every wash.