Ever heard of the phrase “You are what you eat” or, “A healthy body is a beautiful body”? Well, juicing, for one, is a great way to lead a healthy, beautiful life.
Investing in good skincare products that yield results can be such a hassle, not to mention expensive. The good news, however, is that the best way to attain a healthy glowing skin is quite cheap, natural and right on your kitchen counter.
I compile a few of the best and most affordable ingredients that will get your skin glowing in no time. This green juice recipe will also keep the rest of your organs, hair, and nails healthy, and has also been linked to weight loss.
Green Juice Recipe for Glowing Skin;
This leafy green boosts your green juice in a number of ways; With high fibre and low caloric content, kale is packed with Copper, which boosts the synthesis of melanin (pigment that protects your skin from the sun). The Copper and Vitamin C present in kale also strengthens your skin, thus helps improve wrinkles.
Spinach may not be many people’s favorite vegetable, but it bears incredible skin benefits. It contains Vitamins A, C, E & Magnesium, which have antioxidant abilities that are good for your skin.
Ginger is not only a great healer and a rich kitchen ingredient, but it also contains vast beauty benefits. It contains about 40 antioxidant properties that are known for anti-ageing qualities. Ginger also improves skin elasticity as well as evening skin tone. For radiant skin, you can also apply ginger remotely on your skin, by mixing it with honey and lemon.
With its anti-ageing ability, thanks to the presence of Vitamin A, carrot juice gives your skin a healthy boost. Carrot juice is highly recommended before starting a juicing routine, as it is a good body detox. This has also been attributed to stave off acne.
Cucumber contains nutrients like Biotin, Potassium, Vitamins A, B, & C, which have several beauty benefits including beautiful glowing skin. The gourd-family plant also contains very high water content (96%) and thus an excellent hydrant. Hydrating your skin will ensure it stays healthy and glowing.
Apples will not only add a sweater taste to your green juice, but they also have anti-ageing properties due to the presence of antioxidants. Collagen present in apples makes your skin elastic and is guaranteed to give you a glowing complexion. An apple a day will therefore keep both the doctor and wrinkles away.
Citrus fruits contain high Vitamin C content, which has antioxidant properties. Be sure to include one of these in your green juice recipe. Alternatively drinking a glass of water with lemon juice in the morning is great for detoxing, and guaranteed to give you glowing skin.
Beets are packed with vitamins and minerals, thus an integral ingredient in your green elixir. They have anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent acne and pop-ups on the skin. The rich color of beets may alter the appearance of your green juice, but in an oh so beautiful way!