4 juices that will make your skin glow!
Collectively every year we spend billions and billions on creams, lotions, serums and masks to improve our beauty. While a good skin care routine is essential, what you put in your mouth also matters. The health and appearance of your skin depends on your intake of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients.
Don’t get me wrong: as a cosmetics junkie I swear by my creams, but I’ve also come to realize that it’s not enough. So, here are 4 juices that will make you beautiful, from the inside out. These can be made fresh by using a juicer. If you don’t have one, I advise you to purchase one a.s.a.p.. It will do you such good. Really.
1. Carrot! Carrot! Carrot!
Carrot is a miracle worker. It is rich in beta-carotene that your body uses to make vitamin A, a strong antioxidant that is essential for strong and healthy skin cells. Furthermore, carrots are full with the mineral silica, a great agent against aging and acne. Mix half and half carrot juice with orange juice, and you will also get your necessary daily vitamin C intake. Add a bit ginger to taste for a sensational kick and you’re ready: enjoy!
2. Pine(apple) Clear
Mix even amounts of pineapple, apple and cucumber juice. The result is a natural clarifying potion. Bromelain in pineapple fights inflammation, while apple and cucumber contain alkalinity that purifies the skin and increases hydration. This juice mix is perfect for clogged up, acne-prone skin.
3. Berry Antioxidant Explosion
This is the mother of all antioxidant drinks. Add equal amounts of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. And juice it! Add some sugar or honey to taste. An extra couple of mint leaves will give an additional fresh touch.
These berries contain antioxidants anthocyanin, ellagic acid and vitamin C. All are here to hydrate your skin, and increase collagen and elastin levels. Antioxidants are the prime defense force against skin damage from free radicals. In addition, our little nutrient bombs contain essential fatty acids, improving hydration and smoothness.
A lot has been said and written about wheatgrass. Some claim it can cure anything, while others label it as just another hype. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. The fact is that wheatgrass juice contains plenty of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
Without going into details – it could take a while – it should be pretty obvious that wheatgrass is a major source for many important vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It will contribute to your overall health, including your skin. I’ve used it to great satisfaction during a time of great fatigue and exhaustion. Try it and judge for yourself. The only downside is that for pressing wheatgrass you need a special juicer, made specifically for grass like products. If you don’t feel like buying one, you can also get your hands on frozen wheatgrass juice. It’s the same thing, without the labor.