(BestJuicingNews) Studies demonstrate that the vast majority of skin problems respond well to fruits and vegetables, and their juices. These include apples, apricots, berries, cantaloupe, grapes, mangos, papaya, pears, carrots, cucumber, leafy greens, beets and beet greens, pumpkin, squash, watermelon, and watercress.
Improving your diet and including juicing in your daily routine can certainly help!
First, juicing helps in keeping the skin hydrated, which is very important in clearing your skin. Second, juicing provides the body with abundance of vitamins and minerals, some (if not all!) of which is essential for healthy skin. Finally, juicing helps detoxify all of the bodies cells!
Juicing Recipes for Clear Skin
Beautifying Skin Carrot Juice!
There are certain vitamins that are essential for healthy and beautiful skin.
On top of that list for people with oily skin is vitamin A – which has been proven to help reduce some of the production of sebum. Vitamin A is also the key ingredient for the reproduction of skin cells and protecting them from pollution. Of the commonly consumed vegetables, carrot is the highest source of proviatamin A carotenes. In fact, two carrots provide the equivalent of roughly four times the recommended daily allowance for vitamin A. However, unlike vitamin A, beta carotene and other carotenes in carrots do not cause toxicity.
Carrot juice is one of the most popular juices because it is delicious on its own. Its sweet taste makes it a tasty addition to many bitter-tasting vegetable juices. Combinations that you may want to try, include carrot-beet, beet-carrot-parsley, beet-carrot-spinach, cabbage-carrot-celery, carrot-dandelion greens, carrot-apple-parsley, etc.
Classic Carrot Apple Juice
2 apples, cut into wedges
Alternate the carrots and apple wedges so that the juice mixes well.
Red-Bomb Carotene Cocktail
This juice is phenomenal for raising carotene levels. This is one of the richest drinks for carotene content, especially the red and orange carotenes. Drinking this juice will give your skin that beautiful tanned look.
1 beet, including top
1 small sweet potato
Clear Skin Carrot-Celery-Broccoli Vegetable Juice
3 large carrots
1 celery stalk
1 cup of of broccoli heads
1 cup of spinach
These vegetables will ensure you get your daily dose of healthy skin nutrition! This is also a great juice for a total body cleanse .
Clear Skin Green Vegetable Cocktail
Do you know the saying, “When you are green inside, you are clean inside”? I believe there is some truth to that statement. Green juices are probably the healthiest foods available, so drink to your health!
Here is one example of a recipe for a Green Cocktail that you may want to try and experiment with:
Simple version (fewer ingredients):
3 stalks of celery or 1 head of lettuce (e.g. romaine)
5-6 leaves of kale (or other greens, e.g., 1 cup of spinach)
1-2 apples or pears
1 lemon (not peeled)
Optional ingredients – use what you like or have in your kitchen:
1/4 to 1/2 ripe papaya (1/2 makes the juice sweeter)
1 handful of cilantro or parsley, or wheatgrass (or both for deeper green juice)
1 cup of fennel (stalk can be used too)
a piece of garlic or ginger.
Note: It is best to drink your juice on an empty stomach.
Oily Skin Remedies Melon Juice
Juice 1/2 melon. Enjoy!
Honey melon is known to help flush out toxins, while watercress is high in Vitamin A, folic acid and chlorine, which helps control the inflammation of acne. Juice and drink honey melon and watercress twice a day.
Remove the skin, scoop out the seeds and juice only the flesh. This fruit is also high in vitamin A, and is also great for detoxification.
Lemon Juice for Acne and Acne Scars
Lemons and most citrus fruits are known to have excellent properties which heal the skin. Packed with Vitamin C and Potassium, they are considered a superfoods for healthy skin. Drink lemon juice for acne every day. Dilute the juice with warm water to make it less concentrated. Apply lemon topically to affected skin and acne scars. Leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse.
What Causes Acne
The age old adage that we are what we eat holds particularly true in the case of skin ailments like acne. The more saturated fats and junk food you eat, the more likely you are to develop acne.
Chronic acne may also be a sign that your body is enough essential vitamins, including beta-carotene (found in kale, parsley, cantaloupe and carrots); vitamin E (spinach, asparagus, and carrots); folic acid (spinach, kale, and beet greens); selenium (oranges, and red Swiss chard); chromium (apples, green peppers, and potatoes); zinc (carrots, ginger, and parsley) and essential fatty acids (leafy greens). On the other hand, foods high in trans-fatty acids, including dairy products, fatty meats, processed meats, margarine, shortening, and hydrogenated vegetable oils, can make acne worse.
Food allergies can also trigger acne or skin problems. When you eat a food you’re allergic to, your body creates toxic substances to fight the allergic reactions. The body gets rid of the toxins, and zits and blemishes pop up. Common food allergies include dairy, chocolate, tomatoes, food colorings, and junk foods made with refined carbohydrates. If you break out every time you eat a certain food, you may want to see a dermatologist or allergist, who can perform blood tests that help identify the cause.
How To Get Rid of Acne and Get Clear Skin Secret: Adopt Acne Free Lifestyle
(1) Eat healthy, (2) exercise regularly, (3) don’t sleep on your face, (4) get enough sleep, (5) wash your hands regularly, (6) manage your stress, and (7) use your home remedy for acne on a consistent basis.
Of course, you know all these things are good for you – but how are they going to help you get rid of acne???
I’m sure you heard your doctor, or someone else, talking that what you eat has no effect on your skin and does not cause acne. Ask any family physician or dermatologist if he or she believes that there is a connection between diet and acne and you will hear almost a unanimous answer that there is none!
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association: “Diet plays no role in acne treatment in most patients … even large amounts of certain foods have not clinically exacerbated acne”.
Let me counter this with this question:
“Do you truly believe that there is no connection whatsoever between what goes into your body each and every day, and the largest organ of your body – namely your skin?”
Personally, I don’t.
And I don’t need to search for scientific research to support that belief – which by the way is not hard to find if you really look beneath the surface of what most physicians and pharmaceutical companies are saying.
Promoting a clear skin diet simply means less profits for the pharmaceutical industry.
However, even if you do believe that there must me at least some connection into what goes into your body, has strong influence on the largest organ of your body – your skin, the information and advice that is out there is confusing and often conflicting.
Eat healthy – easier said than done, right?!
And what does it mean, anyway?
It’s truly simple.
Natural, unprocessed, plant-based diet is best for both your skin and the rest of your body.
The key appears to be that there is nothing (or at least as close to nothing as you can get 😉 ) refined or processed in your diet, but instead it should be high in fresh vegetables, fruits, greens, fiber and low in sugar. Eat as much raw as you can, or just lightly cooked foods – such as steamed veggies, soups or stews.
Submit a Juice Recipe or a Juicing Tip
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Would you like to have beautiful, clear skin, get rid of acne, pimples, blackheads, and the like? Have you ever tried natural acne remedies? There are many different natural acne cures and surely, you have not tried all of them yet.
And read more about the benefits of juicing on my juicing blog.