One quick Google search will reveal the ever-increasing amount of scientific studies expanding on the relationship between the types of food we eat and the effects they have on our skin; with some food types yielding positive results and others, more negative. So how can you feed your skin?
With us all being house-bound at the moment, you may find yourself reaching for all sorts of unhealthy treats to binge on. Like chocolate, for example…
Are we saying that you should completely abandon eating junk food altogether? No. Instead, we suggest trying to find a healthy balance and filling your body with a few nutrient-dense, fresh-pressed juices to kickstart your journey to improved skin health.
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Feed Your Skin With These Fresh-Pressed Juices
Green is gold when it comes to achieving truly radiant skin. Simply juice two green apples (cored), one whole celery and a handful of kale together with one whole orange (peeled).
Celery is rich in magnesium, iron, chlorophyll, folic acid, vitamin C, and also has B vitamins and vitamin E, while green apples are filled with vitamin A, known to stave off fine lines and wrinkles.
For Improved Skin-Clarity
Blitz up some delicious berries! They’re high in vitamin C and full of skin-clearing antioxidants.
Our favourite berry juice includes two cups each of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Remove any stems and then blitz with a cup of unsweetened coconut water to fight-off fatigue and balance your pH-level with electrolytes.
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For Reduced Puffiness
Allow your skin and body to detoxify with a mix of parsley, spinach, ginger, cucumber and lemon juice.
Spinach contains high levels of beta-carotene, which offers free radical protection and converts into vitamin A in the body, while parsley and ginger are both renowned for their abilities to fight inflammation.
Start by washing any left-over soil off and then juicing a handful of the parsley and spinach with half of fresh ginger, one peeled cucumber and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Boost Your Juice with Irish Sea Moss
You can up the skin-health improving benefits of your fresh-pressed juice by adding Irish Sea Moss in the mix. It contains 15 of the 18 essential elements that make up the human body, including calcium, sulfur, magnesium, and potassium.
According to Pinterest 100 and its round-up of trends for 2020, its up a whopping 380% in popularity! Sounds like something worth trying to us.
By Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens