Sip Yourself Pretty With The Ultimate Blemish Busting Recipes.
While we all enjoy a delicious glass of fresh juice, especially in the morning, many of us are unaware of the incredible effects they can have on our skin. In the past many of us who experience breakouts from time to time would say no to juice due to the high sugar content. However, the rise of cold-press juicing has changed this, now offering a healthy, nutritious and blemish-busting alternative to sugar-laden, store bought juice.
It’s important realise not all juices are created equally, and the way they are made and extracted impacts radically on the nutritional value.
The two types of juicers that are used are traditional juicers (or centrifugal), and cold pressed juicers (or masticating).
Traditional juicing are high speed and uses heat processes that extract juice from the fruit, and then destroys the nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes through oxidisation. You can physically see this through the visible separation of juice. On the other hand, cold press juicers use a cold, slow pressed extraction method that retain maximum nutrition. Here, no separation occurs.
By creating your own cold press juice you are able to control just how much natural sugars you consume, and how many delicious and nutrient packed veggies. By juicing at home, you can take full control of your produce, your recipe creations, and ingredients – and you can make it whenever you want.
Cold press juicing offers a variety of health benefits including weight management, flu prevention, and of course, supporting clear and healthy skin.
Here are two of my favourite cold-press juicing recipes for your healthiest skin yet:
- Half a tub of Strawberries
- One Apple
- One handful of Baby Spinach
- One Cucumber
So much goodness in one glass! Apple is full of Vitamin C, which helps your body make collagen, a protein found abundantly in your skin. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants, which can make a huge difference in how fast pimples heal. Antioxidants eliminate free radicals in the body, as well as protecting against other forms of inflammatory damage. Cucumber has a high concentration of water, which is extremely important, as your detoxification organs need water in order to work and flush out toxins, and keep your skin looking its best. Baby spinach is loaded with vitamin A, which assists your skin in retaining moisture.
- 2 Carrots
- Handful of Kale
- Half a peeled Lemon
- Half a Beetroot
- Half a Cucumber
Carrots are exceptionally high in beta-carotene that can assist to halt the ageing process. Kale has anti-inflammatory properties and is a good source of vitamin A that promotes blemish repair and maintenance of the skin. Beetroot is loaded with nutrients that are essential for glowing skin including iron, potassium, niacin, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, zinc and folic acid. Cucumber is fantastic at hydrating while lemon is high in antioxidants and Vitamin C which helps rebuild collagen may even help wrinkles to appear smoother.