It’s officially wintertime, which means dry skin, chapped lips, and windburn, leaving your skin cracked, red, and irritated. It’s extremely frustrating and can lead you to search for products that give you relief. This winter, turn to soy beauty products to save your skin!
Soybeans are great for your well-being and your skin too. Soy skincare products promote a calm, hydrated, and radiant skin tone. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should try soy-based beauty products!
1. Improves Skin Texture
Soy contains antioxidant compounds known as isoflavones, which play an important role in reducing the appearance of skin aging. Some moisturizers also have soybean folic acid ferment extract, a B vitamin, that play a vital role in maintaining youthful skin. Using products with soy may also increase collagen levels in the skin. Collagen is the foundation for strong, elastic, and hydrated skin. As our bodies grow older, we produce less collagen; implementing soy products into your skincare routine is an easy and preventive step to help naturally increase collagen production
Our product suggestion: Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer
2. Makes Skin Brighter and More Radiant
The antioxidant compounds found in soy products are also serious skin brighteners, making your skin more luminous and giving an even appearance. Using an exfoliating body wash made with moisture-rich soy or starting your skincare routine with a soy-based cleanser can leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Follow that with a soy-infused moisturizer and body cream for a glowing appearance.
Our product suggestion: Eminence Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub, Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash, Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Hydrating Body Lotion
3. Firms & Plumps Aging Skin
As you age and your hormones fluctuate, your skin can start to appear dull and dry. Estrogen typically keeps the skin plump, so when your hormone levels are in flux, your skin may suffer. Thankfully, research shows that soy can cause some estrogenic or anti-estrogenic activity, depending on your natural hormone levels. Adding soy products to your skincare regimen will give tired-looking skin a beauty boost!
Our product suggestion: Aveeno Positively Radiant Line
4. Fights Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation, a common and harmless condition that causes darker patches of skin, tends to show major improvement when using soy-based products. Soy works by inhibiting melanin from collecting on the top layer of skin and helps prevent an uneven skin tone. Most importantly, soy skincare products are typically well suited to all skin types, even the most sensitive.
Our product suggestion: Drunk Elephant Protini™ Powerpeptide Resurfacing Serum
5. Reduces Redness
Yes, soy improves the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone, but it also decreases skin redness and irritation. Soy delivers a soothing sensation that calms the skin and is the perfect option for targeting fine lines and wrinkles, without risking the irritation that stronger chemical ingredients can cause. Try a nighttime moisturizing serum made with soy, to wake up with a fresh and even complexion.
Our product suggestion: Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Power Night Cream
Next time you’re searching for a beauty product, check the ingredient list to see if soy is used – your skin will thank you!
To learn more about soy products read Five Uses for South Dakota Soybeans and New Uses for Soy: It’s Probably More Than You Think! by Hungry for Truth.