Berry Berry Good Skin Beautifier
1 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup strawberries
Juice all the ingredients. Berries are high in vitamins A, C & E. I remove the stems, juice the berries and save the pulp and eat it later for fiber.
Clear Up Cheer Up
2 large carrots (tops and tails removed)
1 cup of spinach (or kale)
½ apple (cored)
1 celery stalk
1 cup of broccoli florets
Juice all the ingredients. (Alternate soft ingredients with firmer ones). Carrots are high in A, a vitamin helpful in maintaining skin cells, as well as beta-carotene and antioxidants that help prevent skin damage. Spinach contains high levels of beta-carotene, which offers free radical protection and converts into vitamin A in the body. It also has vitamins C& E. Apples are great for smooth skin and are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C. Celery is rich in magnesium, iron, chlorophyll, folic acid, C and also has B vitamins and vitamin E.
2 large carrots
1 celery stalk
Cucumbers are known to be beneficial to the skin when consumed and when used topically. Cucumbers are rich in silica, important for the complexion and skin elasticity. Try to buy organic cucumbers for juicing, so that you can juice with the peel on. Most of the silica is in the peel. If you can’t buy organic, remove the peel before juicing.
8 romaine leaves
4 celery stalks
2 green apples (you can use a sweeter apple variety)
1 small bunch of baby spinach
1 small bunch of kale
1 small bunch of parsley
1 lemon (peeled)
1-inch piece fresh ginger
Juice ingredients. Romaine and other dark leafy lettuces are rich in chlorophyll and a good source of silicon and B complex vitamins. Parsley stimulates the digestive enzymes and cleanses the kidneys, liver and urinary tract. Ginger is good for digestion, but also gives the juice a nice taste.
Ginger Orange & Berry Juice
1-inch piece of fresh ginger root
½ cup of berries (any kind)
Juice ingredients. Oranges are a source of vitamin C.
Anti-Aging Cabbage Juice
4 large or 8 small cabbage leaves
½ - 1–inch piece of ginger
Juice ingredients. Cabbage contains beta-carotene, vitamin C and selenium (which slows the aging process and encourages healthy skin).
Skin Hydrator & Cleanser
6 stalks of celery
A handful of spinach or other leafy green
A Final Note About Pesticides
Fruits and vegetables can be contaminated by pesticides. If possible, buy organic apples, celery, strawberries, lettuce, spinach and cucumbers. If you can't get organic, peel the skin when possible.
Benefits of Lemon Water for Skin:
Anti-Aging Properties: Lemon is full of natural antioxidants. It can effectively combat damaging free radicals and remove them completely from your body. Being a good source of vitamin C, the fruit also repairs the damaged skin cells as well as helps you get rid of fine lines, blemishes, wrinkles, deep furrows etc. Hence, lemon water is considered as a great anti-aging solution.
Helps Clear Skin: Apart from free radicals, lemon water also purges toxic materials from your blood and keeps the skin clear and radiant. Vitamin C of lemon plays a key role in rejuvenating the facial skin internally so that you do not ever develop age spots and can stay young forever.
Lighten Acne Scars: Regular intake of fresh lemon water is also known to help with acne, blackheads and all such skin infections easily. You need to drink it on an empty stomach in the morning. The astringent properties of the mixture are also important for fading out facial scars.
Have you heard of Coconut Oil Pulling? Try this for Acne and Eczema!
Acne can often be tied to gut issues. Gut issues are usually caused by an imbalance in the bacteria in the gut. We have trillions of bacteria in our body and guts, some of which are good, some of which are bad, and we have to keep a positive balance to stay healthy. This bacterial tango does in fact have a HUGE effect on your overall health and skin.
So what comes before the gut? The mouth. So theoretically, oil pulling could pull much of the bad bacteria from your mouth, preventing it from migrating to your gut, and resulting in a happier, healthier you.