You may have tried all the cleansers, toners, serums, spot treatments and masks in the world but still struggle with dull skin or might face skin problems. The fact is that no amount of external cosmetics or topical applications can help you if your internal system isn’t right. They say you are what you eat. The healthier you eat or drink, the better your system will be and it will show on your skin.
Now we have all heard about the ‘8-10 glasses of water a day’ rule but water alone isn’t enough for your body. It will keep you hydrated but it is better to add certain fruits/herbs to it which will contribute certain vitamins and minerals to plain water. So, we have put together a list of 10 healthy drinks that will keep your skin clear and glowing.
Lemons contain many nourishing elements like vitamin C, A, E, copper, iron, zinc, etc, which contribute immensely to skin health. Adding lemon slices or squeezing a lemon in plain water will enhance its flavor. You can easily sip this water whenever you feel thirsty. Use a straw so it doesn’t erode your teeth enamel.
It contains tons of antioxidants that keep you healthy and your skin gorgeous. Green tea even helps calm you down. So anything that helps with stress also tends to be good for the skin.
Kale is the super-food of the times. This green leafy vegetable is rich in vitamins (A, C, B6, K) and minerals. It has been found to be packed with powerful medicinal properties. Studies on kale have shown that it has anti-inflammatory effects and it can also keep your skin clear. Just blend kale leaves with some lemon and honey. Drink this green juice each morning.
Mint acts as an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes the skin and can also relieve acne. Add 10-12 leaves to 1 liter of water and sip this mint water whenever you feel like it. Alternatively, you can also drink mint tea.
Ginger has been revered for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda for centuries. It contains gingerol that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It also cleanses your digestive system. Add raw finely sliced ginger to your water and drink it whenever you want.
Although cucumber is largely made of water itself, it contains certain vitamins and minerals that can be used to infuse plain water. It hydrates, refreshes and keeps skin healthy.
Cucumber, lemon & mint water
Add once sliced cucumber, 2 lemons and 10 mint leaves to 1 liter of water. Whenever you feel thirsty, drink this water. All these ingredients combined with water help in hydrating the skin and cleansing the digestive system.
Pomegranate is a super-food in its own right. It contains antioxidants, vitamins, folic acid and even anti-viral properties. Always find a pure juice or make your own at home. Bottled juices are sometimes diluted with other liquids and contain added sugar.
Nettle is a flowering plant. The herb has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying qualities which are beneficial for the skin. You can get organic nettle tea bags for consumption.
Turmeric, honey, lemon & ginger tea
Make this tea by boiling turmeric and ginger in water for 5 minutes. Strain this liquid into a mug. Add lemon juice and honey. The tea can help boost your immune system and keep your skin clear. You can drink this tea every day.