Not too long ago, my doctor informed me that I had a vitamin deficiency and needed to change my eating habits. I wasn’t eating anything particularly bad, but I certainly wasn’t paying attention to my veggie and fruit intake. I switched up my meals and started juicing. Not only did I notice a boost in my energy level, but I also noted a change in my skin’s appearance. You definitely are what you eat, inside and out!
Seems like everyone’s juicing these days, but if you haven’t been, I say give it a try. It’s a great option for cleansing and removing toxins from your digestive system, as well as keeping your skin hydrated. Fruits and veggies also give our bodies the nutrients and fiber we need. Instead of piling up the creams to remove those unwanted impurities on our skin, start from within and prepare yourself a raw juice once a day. Sure, it means going to the grocery store more often and cleaning up afterwards, but it is absolutely worth it.
Raw Juice for Radiant Skin 1 of 5
The greener the better, but I like tossing in an apple or a carrot to satisfy my sweet tooth. I've tried a multitude of recipes, but here's my go-to raw juice recipe for healthy skin: Carrot, apple and kale juice.
Two apples, three carrots, three handfuls of kale, and one tablespoon of ginger.
Very simple. I use the Jack Lalanne's JLSS Power Juicer Deluxe Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer. I've not used another type of juicer, so I have no comparative review. But it works very well for everyday use, and it's dishwasher safe.
Apples for Beauty 2 of 5
We all know the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Apples are best known for their heart and digestive system health benefits, but did you know they're also great for your skin? Let's put it this way — the fiber in apples help remove toxins from your body. Removing toxins helps the appearance of your skin. It's that simple!
Carrots for Beauty 3 of 5
We all know carrots are good for the eyes, but they're good for the skin too! The high level of beta-carotene acts like an antioxidant, which helps slow down the aging process. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, which protects the skin from sun damage, premature aging, acne blemishes, and more.
Ginger for Beauty 4 of 5
Ginger has been used for thousands of years for its health and beauty benefits. It contains magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and antioxidants, which protect the skin from skin damage caused by harmful free radicals.
Kale for Beauty 5 of 5
It seems like kale is "in" this year when it comes to health topics and food recipes. What makes it so great? It's an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K — and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.
The antioxidants encourage the production of collagen. And think of it this way: How many vitamin A creams do you see on the market for anti-aging? Add kale to your diet and get what you need directly from the source.