And it's Celeb-Approved
Remember when your parents told you to eat your vegetables growing up? Turns out the benefits go way beyond keeping you healthy. As in, you can actually see the results on your skin. According to The Huffington Post, chlorophyll is the beverage of choice for celebs on the quest for a serious glow. In case you need a botany refresher, chlorophyll is the pigment that gives leafy greens their color. It’s also really good for you, touting benefits that include strengthening your immune system, increasing your antioxidant intake, and promoting digestive health. And as we’ve learned over the years, what you eat can have a direct impact on the health of your skin (think about how too much sugar can cause a breakout, for starters).
It’s worth noting that herbal supplements like these aren’t clinically proven to give you great skin, but beauty pros are familiar with their positive effects. “Liquid chlorophyll increases red blood cell production, therefore it increases oxygen being delivered to all your cells, skin included” explains celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection Joanna Vargas. “It’s also alkaline, so it’s high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory.” Joanna often recommends the supplement to clients who tend to stay away from salads and green juices. “It oxygenates the skin and works from the inside-out, so you see a huge difference in your skin in a matter of days,” she says. Keep a bottle in your fridge for a cold, pre-bedtime treat.