In a world so hyper-focused on superfoods and anti-aging miracles, it’s no wonder that there seems to be another new must-have ingredient if you want to wipe away years from your face. If you haven’t yet heard of the latest super fruit, noni, take a look at what it is, why it may be good for your skin and health and what else you can do to boost the radiance and youthful appearance of your complexion.
Noni Fruit: The New Antioxidant Superfood in Town
Largely due to celebrity interest, noni fruit has gained recent spotlight as being the next big super fruit to add to your diet if you want smooth, glowing skin no matter your age. The claim is that noni fruit is so rich in antioxidants that it not only helps to increase the radiance and luster of your skin, but it can also come along with a whole host of health benefits.
Noni, known scientifically as Morinda citrifolia and sometimes even referred to as “cheese fruit,” is native to Southeast Asia and Australia. It is believed to have very strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, which is why it has been touted as a must-have anti-aging staple. Additionally, noni has been shown to have high concentrations of potassium, which may help to improve the look and feel of severely dry, dehydrated skin (Livestrong).
Most commonly, noni is made into a fruit juice or smoothie, although it can also be eaten both raw or cooked in its whole form. Noni may even be applied directly to the skin as a moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient.
The Benefits of Antioxidants for Your Skin
So what makes the antioxidant qualities of fruits like noni so beneficial for your skin? The skin is exposed to sources of oxidative stress nearly 24/7, due to environmental factors like the sun’s UV rays, cigarette smoke, air pollution, pesticides and even some of the foods we eat. Those environmental stressors lead to the formation of free radicals, which are highly unstable molecules that lack a paired electron, within the cells. If left in this unstable form, free radical molecules can wreak havoc on the body and skin, leading to signs of premature aging.
Antioxidants, on the other hand, are so stable that they are able to donate an electron to free radical molecules in order to neutralize them and prevent the damage that they could otherwise cause to cells (Pharmacognosy Review). Therefore, by including plenty of antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, you can help to improve the overall look and feel of your skin, while also helping to keep your skin protected from future free radical damage.
Maximizing Antioxidant Protection
Eating superfoods like noni can certainly help to give your skin and entire body a boost of antioxidant protection. However, if you really want to maximize your skin’s health and appearance, it’s best to take a more comprehensive approach that combines dietary antioxidants, sunscreen use and applying a daily antioxidant serum directly to your skin.
Alto Defense Serum™ FACE is a revolutionary product that employs WEL by skinbetter science®, deploying a combination of 19 powerful antioxidant ingredients designed to work together to provide a new level of comprehensive and dynamic defense against free radicals. While dietary antioxidants from fruits like noni, pomegranates and oranges can be beneficial for your entire body, there is no way to target these benefits to your skin. Thus, by pairing dietary antioxidants with a topical antioxidant blend, you can reap both the health and skin benefits of these amazing ingredients.
Feel free to add antioxidant-rich foods like noni fruit to your diet, but don’t forget to also include antioxidants in your daily skincare routine. Skin care professionals are often in the know about the latest innovations in antioxidants and are an excellent resource when selecting an antioxidant product. Find a skincare professional near you through the SkinBetter Science Doctor Finder.