A smooth, clear, healthy, glowing and young-looking skin is high on the wishing list of most of us. Is juicing for a clear skin possible? Are there specific vegetables and fruits that are good for your skin?
Yes! Many of the micronutrients which abound in freshly prepared juice recipes, are extremely important when it comes to skin health and the appearance of your skin.
They include all the important vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants such as carotenoids (beta-carotene and others). So, juicing for a clear skin is not only possible, but really crucial.
All the expensive lotions and potions on the market can only do so much. However, if you tackle 'treating' your complexion from the inside out, the results can be quite astonishing.
By targeting the right fruits and veggies in your juice recipes over a period of time, you may just trump the results of beauty salon treatments!
The nutrients you will gain access to in the process, can offer better protection from damaging UV rays, can improve the texture of your skin, help with cell growth and stimulate the natural repair system in your body.
Another major benefit is that it can help to improve microcirculation. This is a biggie when it comes to the appearance of your skin, as better blood circulation is likely to improve the color and tone of your skin.
Through improved microcirculation, your skin will also gain access to as high a level as possible of these vital nutrients. As you have seen above, even the thickness and structure of your skin can be improved with the help of particular nutrients.
The nutrients you get from the best juicing recipes for skin health, will also aid the hydration of your skin. This is another factor that is very important for a plump, glowing complexion.
All of the above can help to counteract the effect of aging on your skin. Best of all, it will also help you to protect your health in general!
9 Vegetables And Fruits Good For Skin Health
Kale is packed with the important carotenoids zeaxanthin and lutein. These micronutrients help with a host of skin-related factors, including giving protection from sun damage, hydrating a dry skin and improving skin elasticity. So, juice recipes for your skin that include kale, can really be beneficial.
An additional bonus is that zeaxanthin and lutein are excellent for protecting the health of your eyes!
2. Berries, grapes and pomegranates
By adding these gems to your juice recipes, you will be getting plenty of anthocyanins, another of the truly powerful antioxidants. Among other benefits, the capillaries in your skin may be strengthened. This can help to prevent unsightly spider veins or broken veins. You will also be getting nutrients that help to fight inflammation in your skin and body.
Strawberries offer loads of vitamin C, which is important if you want to boost collagen production. This is another important aspect to keep in mind in terms of the appearance and elasticity of your skin.
3. Carrots and sweet potatoes
The beta-carotene in these can be converted into vitamin A by your body. Another important nutrient for a clear skin.
Both red and yellow tomatoes are packed with lycopene, one of the primary anti-aging phytonutrients today. The lycopene in yellow tomatoes is in a different form, but is easier for your body to absorb. Remember that the most concentrated source of lycopene is found in tomato pastes, sauces or ketchup, so enjoy these often!
Kiwifruit is another superb source of collagen-boosting vitamin C, so pop them into juice recipes as often as you can.
Pineapple is yet one more of the antioxidant-rich fruits. In addition, it is an excellent source of the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme can help with digestion and may also be useful if you are struggling to get rid of cellulite.
You will see that I often add a bit of coconut to juice recipes. This is to give more of a sweet taste, but coconut also adds some healthy fatty acids to your diet. We have been focusing on antioxidants so far, but fatty acids are also necessary for a young-looking, glowing and well-hydrated skin.
This veggie not only offers cancer protection, but is also superb for skin health. It is rich in a variety of antioxidants, folate and compounds that can help to facilitate cell repair. In addition, it even offers some healthy fatty acids for hydration and plumping up skin cells.
The humble cucumber is a good source of silica, which is superb for your skin, hair and nails. Just make sure that you get unwaxed cucumbers, so that you don't have to peel them. Most of the silica is close to or in the skin. Cucumber is also extremely hydrating. So if your skin looks tired, some cucumber juice may help.
I can really see the difference juicing brings about in my skin. So, when it comes to motivation to juice regularly, we now have yet another powerful incentive! Juicing not only boosts health in general, but can help with weight loss and here we have added juicing for a clear skin! Enjoy the results!
In the next update of my juicing recipe software, Rika's JuicePicker, I will be adding the recipe 'Skin-Treat Juice'. This recipe is packed with nutrients for a clear, young-looking skin. So, watch out for it if you already have the software. If you want to make sure that you don't miss out on this and many other recipes, you can get Rika's JuicePicker here now.