How do our favourite beauty drinks compare? Here’s our run down on our top drinks for beauty and skin health:
Green tea is a go-to for so many reasons, but did you know that it’s also great for your skin?
Green tea is high in antioxidants such as polyphenols. In the body, these compounds energize cells to prevent premature aging in cells. The antioxidants in green tea also neutralize free radicals formed during UV exposure on the skin when in the sun to prevent premature aging. Skin complexion is also improved from catechins in green tea which have anti bacterial properties. You can both drink green tea or apply it on your skin for these great benefits!
Lemon and Cucumber Water
Sure, lemons and cucumbers in water look beautiful, but they also have some great beauty (and health) benefits!
Lemons when squeezed into water make a sour drink that helps to stimulate the digestion and liver to flush toxins that cause acne and hydrates skin cells to prevent premature wrinkles.
The silica from cucumber helps to promote tissue levels of hydroxyproline, a compound used in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which in turn strengthens hair and nails and promotes skin firmness. Cucumber is also a rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium – making it excellent for skin rehydration when added to water and consumed after exercise or first thing in the morning!
What a team! 🙌🏼
Carrot and Beetroot Juice
While we think of carrots being good for our peepers 👀, they’re also packed with vitamins and nutrients that are amazing for our skin.
Carrot juice is a rich source of alpha carotene and beta carotene, vitamin c, carotenoids, potassium and anti bacterial substances that help reduce inflammation and redness associated acne, improve skin hydration and slow development of fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamin C in carrots promotes collagen synthesis for skin healing.
Beetroot flushes toxins from the body to removing waste and provides antioxidants for glowing blemish free skin. Beetroot contains lycopene which helps to protect against the UV skin damage from sun exposure.
Adding the 2 together makes for a nourishing skin boosting juice that is a nutrient powerhouse!
You can’t forget the OG beauty drink – water. Drinking adequate water flushes toxins through the kidneys and out of by the body rather than having them build up in the body and leave through skin pores causing acne and breakouts. Being adequately hydrated helps to ensure skin cell hydration along with a regular skin moisturising routine to prevent moisture loss from skin cells.
And the best thing about it – it’s free!
You know we love a green juice here at MNB – there’s no secret there. We’ve shared a lot of different combos and recipes to jazz up your green juice selection. Reason being – they’re great for you (and yum!).
The vitamin K found in green leafy vegetables in your green juice helps to strengthen fine blood capillaries and prevent bruising also improving blood flow to reduce inflammation in skin cells. Celery is rich in sodium and potassium which helps to hydrate skin cells and is highly alkalizing to help reduce skin inflammation. So make sure you pack your green juice with these 2 key ingredients.