Skin care is extremely important in maintaining a healthy and youthful look. Thanks to a multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry there are hundreds of products out that will help you combat aging skin. Some people even mash up fruits and veggies and spread them over their face to help battle the ravages of time. However one of the most understated ways to achieve healthy looking skin is by simply juicing recipes that include veggies and fruits that are known to have beneficial skin care properties.
What you want to find are those fruits and veggies high in antioxidants as they combat the free radicals loose in our systems. Most of the recipes you already know of are beneficial to your skin, so if you are not concentrating on your skin per say, be assured that as long as you are juicing there's a good chance you are replenishing your skin by default.
BTW, free radicals are to skin as a power outage is to an ACDC concert, just so you know. To combat this menace, ingest any food item rich in vitamin A, C and E as these have excellent anti-oxidation qualities. To go nuclear on free radicals make sure you add a healthy dose of water (8 to 10 glasses every day) as water is a key ingredient for skin health.
Consider juicing the following to help in your skin care regimen:
- plums, nectarines, peaches all have low glycerin compared to other fruits.
- Antioxidants and natural acids in yogurt and most fruit will lightly and nourish the skin, so try adding some yogurt to your favorite juice next time.
- Berries of all kinds have known antioxidant properties and are elements of natural anti-inflammation. They can be used to prevent and repair damaged skin. Berries also help to add great flavor to what may otherwise be a bland or poor tasting juice.
As I mentioned, pretty much any juicing recipes that include fruits and veggies are bound to have extremely beneficial qualities to your skin's health, but by adding some of the suggestions listed above you will be going that extra mile for your largest organ. :-)