A thoughtful skin care regimen isn’t just limited to formulas. Your diet dictates the health, feel, and appearance of your skin. Hence, we’ve compiled a list of five ‘sourced-from-one-ingredient’ detoxifying blends that nourish your body and skin. And because they come from a single fruit or vegetable, all you have to do is blend them and drink up!
- A blood-red affair
- A cooling cocktail
- A flavourful tonic
- A Popeye-approved powerhouse
- A spicy n sour elixir
A blood-red affair
Pomegranates are lauded for their ability to deliver anti-ageing properties to the skin by aiding cells' renewal. They purify your blood and yield the power to restore your youthful avatar. A glass of this scarlet-hued tonic is all you need for a fresh, healthy glow.
A cooling cocktail
Even though our idea of self-care involves arranging slices of cucumbers on the eyes, consuming this vegetable’s juice is just as beneficial for the skin. Cucumbers provide natural moisture to the skin and contain remarkable levels of vitamins and minerals that improve the quality of our skin and rejuvenate us from the inside out. Because they contain ascorbic and caffeic acid, they prevent water retention and diminish signs of puffiness or swelling on the skin.
A flavourful tonic
Apart from adding slices of tomato to your salads, you must condense these fruits into a glass of juice as well. Loaded with antioxidants, tomatoes reduce signs of premature ageing like wrinkles and lines, diminish the prominence of pores, and eliminate excess secretion of sebum (oil) on the skin. They also fight discolouration, prevent acne, and remove tan.
A Popeye-approved powerhouse
Laden with iron and vitamin K, spinach rewards you with flawless, glowing skin. It contains vitamin C, E, and manganese as well, and since they’re antioxidants, they defend your skin against damage caused by free radicals. Why not distil all of that goodness into a glass of juice?
A spicy n sour elixir
Yes, this one is derived from two ingredients; but it’s worth it! Lemon, in conjunction with ginger, delivers unbelievable results to the skin. Lemons contain vitamin C - a vitamin associated with brightening our skin and functioning as an anti-ageing agent. It is also said to stimulate collagen production and reduce the formation of wrinkles. It is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, which enables it to soothe conditions like acne, pimples, and eczema. Moreover, its astringent properties slough off dead cells from our face and rejuvenate our skin.
Ginger, on the other hand, contains potassium and niacin that reinstate our skin’s glow. A powerful duo, no?