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Have you been looking in the beauty aisle for products that will give your skin that youthful glow?
You’re in the wrong place. If you want to brighten dull skin, clear up acne, and even your skin tone, then you need to head to the produce aisle. Juicing and drinking your fruits and vegetables will give you beautiful skin from the inside out.
How? Keep reading to find out.
As everyone learned in high school biology, our bodies consist of molecular cells. Free radicals are molecules that contain an uneven amount of electrons. In their quest to become stable and gain more electrons, they react with other molecules and cause a chemical reaction. This reaction is a natural process, and everyone has free radicals in their bodies.
However, sometimes there are too many free radicals in the body, and they can do significant damage. Oxidation is one of the effects of these chemical reactions and is one of the primary causes of aging skin.
Antioxidants protect against free radicals as they go through the body, giving electrons to free radicals, thus making them stable. While all fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, some provide a little more protection.
Juice a pomegranate, cherries, and raw spinach to help your body battle free radicals.
Collagen is found throughout the body, providing support and structure to the skin but its production begins to slow down during the aging process. When that happens, the skin starts to get thinner, leading to sagging and wrinkles.
Collagen supplements are popping up all over the place, along with facial moisturizers claiming to increase the collagen in your skin. There are plenty of foods in the produce aisle that will help your body to produce more collagen. Look for foods that are high in Vitamin C, which the body uses to build collagen. Juice some kale, kiwi, and pineapple for a collagen-boosting tropical drink.
Get Your Vitamins and Minerals
As previously mentioned, Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen, which is needed for smoother, plumper skin. What other vitamins and minerals can help your skin, and where can you get them?
Vitamin A can help prevent skin damage from the sun (but you should always wear sunscreen outdoors). It also helps promote healing and may help reduce acne breakouts. The body converts beta carotene into a type of vitamin A, so be sure to juice foods that are high in beta carotene. Think carrots, spinach, and squash.
Vitamin E is another vitamin that can help protect your skin from the sun. It also helps regenerate and strengthen cells. Juice some beets or pumpkin to get more vitamin E into your body.
Selenium can help your skin fight the free radicals that cause wrinkles. It also protects the cell membranes. While you won’t find a lot of selenium in fruits, it is found in spinach. You can also find selenium in nuts and seeds. After you juice some fruits and vegetables, blend the juice with some cashews or sunflower seeds, along with a banana for a Selenium Smoothie.
Starting your skin routine in the produce aisle instead of the beauty aisle has more amazing benefits than just beautiful skin. There is a reason why it’s called a “healthy glow.” Juicing a fantastic rainbow of fruits and vegetables is nourishing your skin from the inside out. When your body is healthy, it shows on your skin.
The best part? It’s a glow that you can’t take off with make-up remover. Your skin is beautiful and glowing, all day and all night.