Green Addict - The Benefits Of Chlorophyll For Skin
Chlorophyll is the green pigment that gives both land and marine plants their colour. It's essential to plant life, being responsible for photosynthesis and, subsequently, plant growth. Chlorophyll cells, like the haemaglobin in our blood, can harness oxygen.
Chlorophyll is an excellent antioxidant that combats damaging free radicals responsible for premature skin ageing.
Chlorophyll's similarity to haemoglobin means it's easily assimilated by the body: it boosts the circulation of oxygen carried around by our red blood cells. The result? A fresh, glowing complexion! Its detoxifying properties leave our skin looking radiantly healthy.
Chlorophyll purifies our bodies and prevents bacterial growth, meaning it can repair minor skin wounds and infections. Chlorophyll can soothe sensitive or fragile skin, as well as calm eczema, dermatitis, burns and psoriasis.
Chlorophyll's found in all green foods: cress, broccoli, spinach, courgettes, salad, herbs and spirulina, which contains particularly high levels. To get maximum benefit, opt for uncooked fruit and veg, as chlorophyll's destroyed by heat. Our tip? Whiz up some chlorophyll-packed smoothies!