4 February 2014

Chia and its Beauty Benefits

Let's begin things with a bit of a chia lesson, shall we? Chia - little seeds of goodness basically, comes with a hefty dose of omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and protein, one of the best sources around. Also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it boasts a number of health and beauty benefits. Here's every reason why chia should be added to your diet, and not to mention your skincare stash...

Teeny tiny and tasteless, these seeds can really be sprinkled onto any dish going; soups, salads, porridge, baked into bread, you name it. I grab the big ol' resealable bags from Naturya, here - and with a recommended single tablespoon daily intake, it'll last you a good month or more. The health benefits list is pretty a lengthy one, you ready? It's been said to improve moods and increase energy levels, reduce crap food cravings, lower cholesterol levels, aid in a healthy digestive system, build strong bones, give a better nights snooze *aaand breathe* - the pro's are endless. Beauty wise, expect to see glossier hair, stronger talons and softer, more supple skin as it protects against the oxidative stress that accelerates signs of ageing. Alright, load me up with the stuff.

Seeds aside, as a cold-pressed oil the supercharged superfood in question also comes in skincare form. Perricone MD's Chia Serum has been my pre-moisturiser treatment of choice of late - first off, it smells glorious, think almondy marzipan goodness. Secondly, it naturally gives my skin the glow I crave, locking in moisture which leaves things feeling and looking a little more plump. The fat-soluble vitamins, nutrient and antioxidants play their anti-ageing parts by fighting free radicals and anti-inflammatory properties calm down any redness. Best of all, it's deemed a multi-tasker by Dr Perricone himself - after pressing into the skin as a serum, massage any excess into dry patches, split ends, peeling lips and cracked cuticles, boost your moisturiser with an added few drops, apply as a mid-day touch up, makeup or no makeup it revives a dewy glow and prevents your face base from any creases and patted onto the décolleté will give a sheen without the shimmer. Hey, if it's good enough for Miranda Kerr...


  1. Berrie-Blogs.blogspot.com4 February 2014 at 08:04

    My mum has the Chia Serum! Might have to grab it off her :)!

    Berrie-Blogs: Beauty Blog x

  2. The seeds were a much better price than I expected. Think I'll have to trial a bag in some smoothies! x


  3. I've never tried Chia seeds or anything from Perricone, probably need to do both!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  4. Teaspoon of these babies go into my green smoothies every morning :)


  5. Haha - definitely give it a whirl ;-)

  6. So cheap and so good for you, you'll barely notice they're in there :-)

  7. They're so cheap (okay, the Perricone serum not so much!) but both work absolute wonders :-)

  8. Glad you're on the chia train too Rebecca ;-)

  9. I definitely need to give chia seeds a try. I've heard so much about them and I've pinned so many recipes that include chia seeds on Pinterest!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  10. I need to get me some chia seeds! they sounds like little beauty miracle workers lol! :) x


  11. Ah you need to Celina, they work so well with pretty much everything :-)

  12. They really are Natalie :-)


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