A glowing, youthful skin is a dream that is being sold by thousands of top beauty brands worldwide. But, is there a product out there that can perform its magic if we don’t fix what’s happening on the inside? The only thing that works is a great plant-based diet, keeping ourselves stress-free through mindful practices, sleeping 7-8 hours, drinking 3-4 litres of water per day and some form of exercise. Today, we will highlight some easy-to-incorporate tips and techniques to achieve great skin.
If you read online that detox drinks are a fad and they do nothing for your body, you must try it yourself before arriving at this conclusion. Lemon and honey in lukewarm water to begin your day is an age-old practice for achieving a glowing skin and a healthy digestive system.
Try these detox drinks:
Turmeric Tea – turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and it has anti-inflammatory properties that keep your body’s immunity high. It prevents cell damage and slows down the process of ageing. Preparing turmeric tea is easier than you think. Take ½ tsp of raw turmeric powder, grated or ground turmeric and boil it in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Keep the flame low. Set it aside for 5 minutes after straining. Add tulsi leaves, ginger and half a lemon’s juice to enhance the flavour as well as to receive additional cleansing benefits.
Tulsi Tea – boil 2-3 cups of water and add fresh tulsi leaves. 10-15 leaves will give you the desired benefits. You can add ginger and black pepper to your tulsi tea to reap maximum benefits. Drinking tulsi water daily is considered to be a good practice for your health. Having tulsi water every morning makes you fitter and adds a natural glow to your skin. It reduces stress and improves your digestion. Tulsi water benefits for skin are well known and it’s a popular remedy in ayurveda for many skin ailments.
Lemon, Cucumber, Ginger Water – Drinking lemon/lime water is a good practice to cleanse the body and increase your Vitamin C intake. Soak a few slices of cucumber and add ginger to your lemon water to enhance the benefits further. Cucumber is well known for keeping us hydrated and it supports skin health.
What to Eat
Oranges – Oranges are rich in antioxidants and they help fight free radicals to slow down the process of ageing. The high vitamin c content helps the body synthesize collagen, a protein that is essential for keeping your skin healthy. Orange juice can also be applied on the face as a face mask and kept for 10 minutes to improve the condition of your skin. Orange peel has a higher content of vitamin c and using it as a body scrub helps exfoliate and brighten the skin. Create a paste by grinding the peels.
Apples – this wonder fruit is well known to help you achieve great skin that glows brightly. The Vitamin C in apples and antioxidants leads to younger looking skin and prevents premature ageing by promoting skin cell rejuvenation. You can experience these benefits by starting your day with an apple daily. Don’t throw away the peels, as they happen to be rich in vitamins and minerals that are good for the skin.
Papayas – drinking a papaya smoothie every now and then is a good practice to incorporate this fruit into your glow-up diet. Papaya has the ability to remove dead keratin that builds up on the skin. It is rich in antioxidants, including lycopene.
Watermelons – the Vitamin C present in watermelons helps the skin stay supple and smooth. A detox diet is incomplete without experiencing the hydrating benefits of watermelon. Vitamin A helps repair skin cells and encourages the body to make collagen.
Apart from these, you can try grapefruit, plums, apricots, avocados, and strawberries.
Drinking water is the ultimate secret for a glowing skin – Nothing helps our skin stay fresh and healthy like a habit of drinking 3-4 litres of water per day. You can protect your body from water retention as well as keep your skin cells hydrated by flushing out toxins from your body. Water prevents the appearance of wrinkles and reduces puffiness in your face.
Clean and Soft Pillow Cases – our facial skin is sensitive and prone to breaking out. Acne is a possible problem when we don’t replace our pillow cases frequently. Changing it every night is a good practice you can incorporate in your daily skin care routine to keep it healthy and young.
Beauty Sleep – our skin makes new collagen when we are sleeping and by not sleeping well, we wreak havoc on our body’s functioning. The problems start showing up on our skin and sometimes, we look older than our age. To keep your skin soft and supple, sleep at least 7-8 hours per day and preferably from 9 PM – 5 AM or 10 PM – 6 AM.
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