If you’re even remotely concerned about your physical appearance or your health (let’s be honest, most of us are) then looking after your skin is vital. Improving your skin’s health makes it more capable of fighting the signs of ageing; it heals much faster and deters disease or infection better than unhealthy skin does. It is affected by a whole host of variables but today we will focus on a simple step to fantastic skin – which drinks are best to develop and sustain glowing, youthful and radiant look?
WATER – Drinking up to 8 glasses of water a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Considering how much of our body is made up of water (around 70%), the benefits of drinking enough water cannot be understated.
BONE BROTH – Don’t be deterred by the off-putting name, bone broth has plenty of vitamins and minerals from the broken down bones which are said to have powerful healing properties. It contains masses of collagen, magnesium and calcium, which are all vital ingredients for that glowing body you’ve been searching for.
POMEGRANATE JUICE – Pomegranate juice has powerful antioxidant properties, aids cellular regeneration and has fantastic anti-aging properties. Not only this, it can also prevent damage caused by free radicals.
GREEN TEA – Green tea has a whole host of benefits. It has anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help delay signs of ageing skin such as wrinkles, sagging and sunspots. It can help clear acne, reduce puffiness and improve overall skin complexion.
GREEN JUICE – Probably one of the healthiest and revitalising drinks on the list, stocked to the brim with essential vitamins and minerals needed for glowing skin! Green juice can come in a variety of forms and you can blend veg (along with fruits) to your liking. There are masses of different recipes online so it’s simple to get involved!
BLACK TEA – Perfect for oily skin types! Black tea contains tannic acid which has astringent and antiperspirant properties, great for those whose skin becomes oily due to sweating! Don’t sweat it and give the black tea a try to clear up that shine!
ALOE VERA JUICE – Used since ancient times and nicknamed the “plant of immortality” by the Egyptians, aloe vera juice fights against them all! It is the perfect treatment for sunburn, scar reduction, acne and aging. In fact, aloe vera juice goes beyond skin care and can work wonders for your body!
CARROT JUICE – If you don’t want to spend masses on skin care products, give carrot juice a try! It has been known to hydrate your skin, reduce redness, provide an even tone and even reduce scarring! All you need to do is pick up some carrots from your local!
OOLONG TEA – This ancient tea is also known as wu liang, after the Chinese tea leaf harvester who shared the same name many centuries ago. Similarly to green tea, this tea is known to improve your skin’s youthfulness! It’s been proven to improve colour, diminish dark spots and wrinkles, improve skin tone and can also be used as an effective sunscreen!
RED WINE – For the drinkers out there, this one will come as a relief! Besides the surprising benefit that a glass or two of red wine can improve your heart’s health red wine’s antioxidants can help battle against acne and other painful skin conditions. That’s not to advocate drowning yourself in red wine (unfortunately)!
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