Juicing For Beautiful Skin

Most of us have and use an unrequited amount of skincare products to help us to achieve our most beautiful skin. I love my skincare products. I use them religiously and believe their ingredients to be necessary components for what I am trying to achieve. However, there are other ingredients that we should be using daily that far exceed the benefits of any skincare product you may be using, and all can found in your kitchen. 

Here are 3 juice recipes you can use to sip your way to gorgeous skin- plus other vitamins and ingredients to stock up on too. Who knows, maybe you will wake up looking like Gisele in the morning....

The best way to covet beautiful skin starts from within. Fruits and vegetables are naturally full of nutrients like antioxidants, enzymes, minerals and vitamins which have the ability to prevent and reverse the damaging effects of stress, toxins and aging. Juicing with fruits and vegetables allows your body to absorb a plethora of nutrients that far outweigh what you would be getting from eating any solid foods. The other great thing about it is that you can also pack a lot of ingredients into one juice or smoothie that you would not otherwise be consuming in their solid form. Talk about "packing a punch”…..

It helps to know what fruits and veggies serve as potent detoxifiers. Below, I have compiled the best fruits, vegetables and vitamins for you skin. Eating and/or juicing these fruits and vegetables as well as consuming healthy foods and/or taking a supplement containing the vitamins I have listed will put you well on your way to healthy, blemish free, radiant skin. I promise.

  1. SELENIUM- protects skin from sun damage.
  2. SILICA- a mineral that strengthens the body’s connective tissue (ie: your skin). Promotes skin elasticity.
  3. ZINC- Tames oil production and the formation of acne. May also control some of the hormones that create acne.
  4. OMEGAS (Essential Fatty Acids)- Moisturizes and helps control sebum, or oil, which causes acne and inflammation.
  5. VITAMIN C- reduced damage caused by free radicals, which destroy collagen and elastin and contributes to wrinkles and other signs of aging.
  6. VITAMIN E- helps reduce sun damage, uneven texture and wrinkles.
  7. VITAMIN B complex- specifically Biotin- the nutrient that forms the basis of our hair, skin and nails.
  8. VITAMIN A- maintains and repairs skin tissue.

  1. CARROTS- contains high levels of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that prevents cells from degenerating, helps to slow aging, and maintain a youthful appearance.
  2. KALE- packs an acne fighting punch! Contains vitamin A which promotes the repair and maintenance of the skin, and the omega-3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory.
  3. LEMON- contains high levels of vitamin C, citric acid, and B vitamins which clear your skin and eliminate toxins.
  4. BEETS- beets are full of nutrients that are essential for healthy, glowing skin! They're blood and liver cleansers, and when curing skin conditions, cleansing the blood is key.
  5. PARSLEY- an herb rich in vitamins A and C, as well as vitamin K, which can improve skin elasticity and speed up the wound-healing process. It helps to clear blemishes and maintain an even skin tone.
  6. GINGER- contains 40 antioxidant compounds that protect against aging. Also improves the appearance of your skin by removing toxins and stimulating circulation, resulting in delivery of more nutrients to the skin.
  7. APPLE-helps clear skin and have a handful of skin benefits, including brightening and toning.
  8. CUCUMBER- A skin purifier that also helps with hydration and alkalinity. Also contains silica and vitamin A.
  9. PINEAPPLE- Contains bromelain which promotes good skin and is even applied topically in skin-clearing masks and exfoliants. They are also full of vitamin C and one of the best sources of antioxidants

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