It's weird to think that something you aren't applying directly to your skin affects its health and appearance. The skin is your body's largest organ, and the science behind it can be confusing.
Maintaining happy and healthy skin can seem taxing, between eating healthy and knowing what works for your skin. But don't stress, Nourishing Biologicals has done all the hard work (and research!) for you —- let's read about how tasty juices can give your glowing skin.
Does Your Diet Affect Skin Health?
Before we get into Healthy Juicing 101, let's talk about how your diet can affect your skin.
What you put in (or on) your body shouldn't be bad for you. In other words, the world has a lot of highly processed products and foods that aren't good for your overall health or the health of your skin.
Of course, a cheat day here or there isn't bad — we encourage it — but you should be cautious about what you eat and drink for the majority. It's not uncommon for people to be under the impression that they're eating perfectly healthy when they find out their diet is detrimental to their skin's health.
What Are The Health Benefits of Fruit Juice?
Juice is beneficial to your skin because of the key vitamins and nutrients found in fruits. Some of the best health benefits of drinking fresh juices include:
- Boost in fiber
- Meeting necessary antioxidants
- Increase Hydration with uptake in water content
- Natural sugar with no preservatives
Sometimes it can be hard to meet all the requirements in your diet. That's why we love the idea of drinking these nutrients. Juices are quick and easy and won't leave you feeling full or bloated.
What Are The Best Fruit Juices For Your Skin?
Suppose you've recently seen all your favorite influencers rave about their go-to juices to promote glowing skin. In that case, we understand why you're here—drinking delicious juices while looking beautiful sounds amazing!
Well, before we start talking about the best juices for your skin, we want to give you a note of caution.
Yes, natural juices are good for your skin as they have tons of needed vitamins and minerals, but you should be careful about which type of juices you're consuming. You want to keep away from processed fruit juice that is high in sugar and carbs. These juices have tons of added sugar, which isn't good for your skin or health.
The best way to get the healthiest and most nutrient-dense juice is by juicing it yourself or going to a healthy food store you can trust. There are so many popular and more obvious juices that you may have heard of or tried, but we will let you in on all the delicious, hydrating juices we know and love.
Beetroot juice is high in potassium and iron. Both help purify your blood. Beetroot juice contains many of the needed vitamins and nutrients you need for glowing skin. It's also high in vitamin C, K, A, folic acid, and magnesium.
Beetroot juice can have a powerful flavor, which may require some adjusting. But we say a few swigs of bitter juice are worth the vitamins and nutrients.
Beet Juice is good to drink in between meals and should be consumed once daily.
It's no secret that carrots are good for you. They've always been a staple at most meals, and that's because they're high in vitamins and minerals. Your parents weren't making you eat the vegetables you hated for no reason; they had good intentions.
Drinking carrot juice on a daily basis can benefit your eyes and help your skin glow naturally. Carrots are high in beta carotene, which is an ingredient that your body turns into vitamin A.
Beta carotene is good for your eyes, can help reduce pimples, and can help protect your skin from sun damage. Not to mention, beta carotene can work as a natural sun protectant for your skin. However, that doesn't give you a reason to skip sunscreen.
You may usually get your tomato juice helping from a bloody mary or two, but drinking tomato juice can be very beneficial for clear skin.
Tomato juice has vitamins A and C as well as lycopene. These three ingredients can help your skin's health by offering oxidative protection. You want to blend your tomatoes with salt and pepper or honey for optimal taste.
Orange juice is one of the more tasty juices we've listed off so far, with its delightful citrus flavors and refreshing feeling it leaves in your mouth.
Orange juice can help keep your skin moisturized and well-nourished. Citric acid may aid your body with the formation of elastin and collagen production, meaning your skin should look right and firm.
You want to be careful what type of orange juice you're drinking, as store-bought ones tend to be high in processed sugars.
We suggest squeezing your own O.J., but we know that can be time-consuming. If you don't have the time to freshly squeeze a cup of juice every morning, then store-bought will do just fine — just make sure to read the ingredients before consumption.
We're all familiar with putting lemon in our water or tea, but what about drinking straight lemon juice? Lemon juice can taste a bit tangy or even downright sour, but its benefits are worth it.
Lemon juice is known to help reduce dark spots, wrinkles, minimize blemishes, and hydrate the skin – giving it that desired glow. Its detoxing properties are also known to help purify the blood, which may aid in your skin's appearance.
We suggest consuming it early in the morning with a teaspoon of honey.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera is most commonly known as an efficient way to help soothe sunburn, small scrapes, or bug bites. However, have you ever considered drinking your aloe vera?
Aloe vera has tons of healing properties, which is why it's ideal for your skin.
There are also certain hormones that aloe vera contains to help heal and soothe skin. These hormones are called gibberellins and auxin.
We love the vitamins and nutrients that aloe vera offers, which is why it is a commonly used ingredient found in skincare products. Having skincare products that consist of all-natural ingredients is always a good thing.
At Nourishing Biologicals, we love using natural ingredients that offer a plethora of beneficial properties in all of our skincare products. For example, sea kelp is one of the main ingredients in most of our products.
How To Take Care of Your Skin
Drinking juices high in vitamins and minerals are great for your skin, but how you take care of your skin is essential, too. One part of caring for your skin is ensuring that you're eating a healthy diet. Another part is making sure you're using the right products and implementing the best skincare routine.
A Proper Skincare Routine
Implementing a proper skincare routine is a great way to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. While some may view their skincare routine as time-consuming or taxing, others may see it as a means to pamper yourself.
Your skincare routine doesn't have to be overly intricate. In fact, we suggest keeping it as simple as possible — three steps and you're done!
Step #1: Cleanse
You want to cleanse your face with a hydrating cleanser. Cleansing your skin with the right cleanser prepares your skin for the long day it has ahead of it.
Step #2: Facial Serum
Applying the right facial serum is crucial as it prepares your skin. For the best results, you want your face serum to be pharmaceutical-grade and jam-packed full of nourishing ingredients, like growth factors and collagen peptides. These key ingredients will seep deep into your skin which will help form new collagen.
Step #3: Finishing Cream
The purpose a finishing cream serves is the same as a moisturizer. Our Miracular Skin Essence is packed with nourishing ingredients to moisturize skin, smooth uneven texture, and prep skin for the steps that follow.
Juicing can be a fun activity to add to your daily routine. It has a sweet reward at the end and keeps your skin looking youthful and glowing for years to come.
At Nourishing Biologicals, we treat the cause, not just the symptoms. That’s why we encourage you to start with a healthy diet and overall lifestyle.