When you hear of Quinoa, you probably regard it as the wheat-free alternative to starch filled grains. You know that it technically isn’t a cereal; rather, it’s a pseudo-cereal.
But recently, tons of celebs from Gigi Hadid to Portia De Rossi have been raving about using Quinoa in their beauty regime. Here’s all you need to know about this amazing, super-healthy, new trend:
What exactly is Quinoa?
This grain is found in abundance in South America (particularly Chile, Peru, and Bolivia.) There are two kinds – the common red, and the creamy white, which makes up the staple diet of Incas and decedents.
Where can Quinoa be used as a beauty ingredient?
Everywhere – from the roots of your hair to the cells in your cheek.
How does it help my skin?
Quinoa, in the form of a quinoa seed extract, gives your skin a much need boost of vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants that increase collagen and elastin production – the elements that make you look younger, moisturized and fresh as all hell.
P.S. Being loaded with the aforementioned nutrients, as a moisturizer, it deeply cleans and delivers buttery smooth skin.
Why is it good for my hair?
Quinoa protein penetrates hair shafts with its hair treatment properties, working from the inside to help strengthen and repair your hair. It also helps restore the natural color of the dulled down strands.
Moreover, it slicks your split ends up, so you can wave goodbye to dandruff and a flaky and dry scalp.
How should I use it?
Click here to find the recipe.
- Lysine: Well, the presence of lysine, a building block in the synthesis of elastin and collagen quickly heals the damaged tissue. Rich in collagen, a protein that gives shape to the skin cells, quinoa can rejuvenate your skin by boosting elasticity of the skin and reducing wrinkles.
- Riboflavin: Talking about the softness and resiliency of the skin, the riboflavin present in quinoa provides needed elasticity to the skin.
Overall, it is almost a magical ingredient, and much like the story of Cinderella, it allows for a transformation of your skin from tip to toe. Plus, Quinoa has an uber-long shelf life; it doesn’t rot quickly, so you can buy some now and it’ll stick around for quite a while. Know more about skincare.