Food for your skin

If you want your skin to get a balanced diet, head to the beauty counter. While many powerhouse ingredients like antioxidants can be found in our food, studies show good nutrition is not as effective as skincare when it comes to the fight against ageing. Here are the latest antioxidant game changers.

Food for your face chia seeds

Perricone MD Chia Serum, $146.

The latest beauty buzz around food for your skin is chia seed extract. It boosts moisture levels and has protective and anti-inflammatory benefits. Dermatologist Leslie Baumann explains why it’s in the spotlight: “Chia seeds are high in linolenic acid, a fatty acid that helps the body absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. The seeds contain calcium and have more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon.” Not bad for a tiny little black seed that grows in the harshest of desert conditions in Central America. Make way for a wave of chia-seed based products arriving on our shores in the next six months.