Most people have the preconception that drinking juice is the absolute method for clearing skin troubles and for a brighter complexion. You may be half right in that sense but there’s a lot you’re missing out on if you only focus on juices! Other beverages like certain types of milk have different functions that provide equally amazing benefits for our skin and health! Here are some of the benefits we’ve found out!
Water: Nothing makes your skin look plumper and fresher. It helps skin turgor and keeps the elasticity at optimum levels to give skin a good ‘bounce,’ creating a healthy look. The best tip we can provide is to drink 2 full glasses right after you wake up!
Green Juice With Kale: Kale is an amazing multi-vitamin for the skin. It has Vitamin A (also found in anti-aging creams such as retinol) and helps promote cell growth and healthy cell turnover, getting rid of the older dull skin. Then there’s Vitamin C and copper, the foundation of collagen, and keeps the skin strong and able to heal itself properly and efficiently.
Soy Milk: You know that drinking soy milk is great for bone health, but did you also know that it can improve your skin? Soy milk contains isoflavones, which help protect your skin’s collagen and prevents wrinkles, according to the United Soybean Board. This means that drinking soy milk will help keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Green Tea: As you may know, green tea is an excellent source of antioxidant. These powerful chemicals help to protect your skin against pesky UV rays and aid in decreasing redness and inflammation in the skin.
Take regular green tea up a notch by drinking matcha green tea. This drink is a powerful source of antioxidants. It provides amazing anti-aging benefits as well. It’s even been suggested to slow the growth of cancerous cells.
Pomegranate Juice: A super-juice of sorts, it contains a huge amount of anti-oxidants and polyphenols—over twice as much as green tea—and is fantastic for nurturing fibroblasts in the skin, which are the collagen-making-factories. That means more collagen, fewer wrinkles, and fine lines. The density of antioxidants found in pomegranate juice also improves the tone of your skin.
Carrot Juice: Fresh-pressed carrot juice contains loads of beta-carotene, which amps up your skin’s natural glow. Once ingested, this essential antioxidant is converted to vitamin A that can fight off wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Almond Milk: Not a fan of soy milk? Try almond milk instead! It contains vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from free radicals as well as vitamin B2 and B3 that aid in skin hydration and circulation.