We love our everyday beauty beverages, from green juices to healthy smoothies that help nourish the skin from within, beauty drinks will always have our attention. We are always on the lookout for the next big thing and a certain dark green-hued drink that has been making the rounds of Instagram is chlorophyll water. Yes, if you have seen your favourite beauty influencer sipping on a green juice, it is probably chlorophyll water, and for good reason.
We first caught wind of the trend when a certain section of Instagram reels was only about major skin transformations seen after consuming chlorophyll water. Acne disappearing and women with visibly irritated skin are showing off their newly found glow. This drink looks promising, so we decided to dig deeper. Here’s what we discovered…
What is chlorophyll water?
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Chlorophyll is a compound that lends a green colour to plants and turns sunlight into energy for them to survive on. They are also found in common veggies like spinach, kale, parsley and even broccoli. It contains a high level of oxygen and when included in a diet, can lend the benefits of vitamins A, C, E and K to your body. It is also a good plant-derived source of antioxidants. This means consuming one glass of chlorophyll water can do wonders to your body, and skin as well.
Benefits of chlorophyll water
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Yes, chlorophyll is full of nutrients and so good for your body, but so are so many other things. So, why is it popular with skincare junkies in particular? It is because of the following effects it has on your skin, with regular consumption of course:
1. Fights free radical damage: Chlo-water can help fight free radicals in your body that occurs when your cells are damaged or broken down. This can help keep signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and dullness at bay.
2. Helps relieve inflammatory acne: Chlorophyll has shown results in fighting inflamed and red breakouts. However, its effect on deeply rooted cystic acne is unknown.
3. Helps liver function: Drinking chlo-water can improve the functioning of the liver, detoxify the skin and aid in weight loss. It is also known for its healing properties and works towards reducing inflammation in the body, which helps maintain good skin.
4. Balancing hormones: Chlorophyll water has been proven beneficial in balancing the hormone levels in your body, keeping skin issues like acne and excessive oiliness in check in the process.
The best way to consume chlorophyll right now seems to be in the form of drinking beverages that have a liquid chlorophyll extract in them. This is because the compound doesn’t last long in your digestion tract and in liquid form can be absorbed much better as compared to eating chloro-rich veggies. The popular suggestions from believers of chlorophyll water have also to be consumed on an empty stomach in the morning to further help with the absorption.