Try These Healthy Beverages For Clearer Skin
Be good to your skin.
You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.
| Source: Renée Rouleau| |
Many men and women today are aware of the results of improper skin care, most of which become more so evident as we age. For this reason, it’s important to take care of your skin before it starts to age – taking preventative care. However, the problem that many adults face during the years of preventative care is the battle of acne prone skin. While dermatologists and aestheticians disagree about the potential causes of adult acne, as well as the best cure, there is one thing that these skin specialists agree on: it’s not simply what you put on your skin (i.e. topical treatments), but also the nutrients that you take in which make a difference in the resiliency of your complexion.
One of the best and often overlooked nutrients that your skin may be needing, is water. Not only is a good ol’ glass of H20 a great way to boost energy, cure headaches, strengthen your immune system and improve your mood, but it is also is key for healthy and radiant skin. According to medical professionals, the average adult should drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water on a daily basis, however, it doesn’t take a pro to tell us that water can get quite boring after a while. It can be hard to force yourself to drink something so plain, especially when you’re just getting used to the idea of eight glasses per day. Instead, look at the list of healthy and flavor drink options below. Not only do they taste delicious, but if you consume any of these beverages on a regular basis – instead of high sugar options like juice, cocktails, soda, or energy drinks – you’re bound to notice changes in your skin in no time.
Cucumber, Lemon and Mint Water
Yes, it’s water, but it’s much better than the tap. Many spas infuse water for guests with cucumber for the crispness it adds to taste. Even more, the cucumber will boost your body’s absorption of water, which means you’re getting optimal hydration. Mint not only tastes great, but it is known to aid in digestion, this means it will clear your skin from the inside out. Finally, the acidity in lemon juice has been consumed for years to aid in complexion.
Full of antioxidants, consumption of green tea is a great way to stop acne before it starts. In addition, this super-drink has been found to prevent sun damage, speed up your metabolism, and encourage hair growth. You can enjoy it hot or iced, and if you find it’s too strong for you, experiment by adding honey, lemon, or even milk.
Pomegranate’s have been cherished for thousands of years for their incredible healing and other healthful properties. In addition to brightening acne-scarred skin and reducing inflammation, when consumed regularly pomegranate juice is great for preventing wrinkles and dark under-the-eye circles.
Yes – you can drink chia seeds. In fact, people have been doing so for ages, Chia seeds, although small, are full of powerful nutrients which work wonders on the skin, as well as your entire body. You can purchase water which has already been infused with chia seeds, or you can make it yourself. Either way, the consumption of this super seed will reduce inflamed acne and prevent breakouts before they even start!