Did you know that broccoli can visibly improve the health and appearance of your skin? This antioxidant-rich green has an impressive supply of phytonutrients that can help to prevent and repair oxidative damage caused by the sun and other environmental stressors. Enter visibly tightened and more radiant skin.
When broccoli cells break open, a compound found in broccoli mixes with a naturally occurring enzyme found in your body to form a new substance called sulforaphane.
Sulforaphane has demonstrated a wide range of health benefits. For example, it supports your skin’s ability to rid itself of toxins, it’s antibacterial, and provides protection against UV radiation.
Applied topically to the skin, broccoli extract helps to minimize inflammatory responses, which can reduce redness, puffiness, and irritation, effectively improving the appearance, tone, and texture of your skin. This is especially useful when it comes to sun exposure as redness, puffiness, and irritation are common outcomes of getting too much sun.
Hello bouncy, supple skin
Broccoli also contains a variety of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, a naturally occurring form of vitamin A. Fortunately, healthy human skin contains the enzymes necessary to convert beta-carotene into retinol—the anti-aging magic you’ve probably seen a commercial or two about.
Retinol and other synthetic forms of vitamin A are often included in anti-aging skincare treatments because retinol has potent anti-wrinkle abilities—reversing wrinkling and improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. However, synthetic forms of vitamin A can irritate the skin, whereas naturally occurring beta-carotene from broccoli is safe for sensitive skin.
Conclusion: Add broccoli to your skincare ritual
As a lover of all things skin health, our founder, Ayssa knew that broccoli had to be the main ingredient in Miami Beach Bum’s suncare formulas. If broccoli isn’t enough for you, we took the extra step of adding restorative botanicals like aloe vera and brown algae for extra hydration and cellular renewal.