For an immunity boosting smoothie that also does wonders for your skin, blend together a cup of frozen raspberries, half a banana, a handful of spinach, a tablespoon of honey, and one cup of almond milk. Raspberries are rich in ellagic acid which helps to protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays.
They are also full of vitamin C which is essential for collagen production and keeping the skin looking plump and firm. Banana provides moisture and hydration while also being rich in vitamins A and E which help to keep the skin soft and supple. Spinach is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E as well as iron and folic acid – all important nutrients for maintaining healthy skin.
Honey is a natural antibacterial agent that can help to keep blemishes at bay while also providing some much needed moisture to dry winter skin. Almond milk rounds out this recipe with its high vitamin E content – another nutrient critical for healthy skin.
For a juice that will give your skin an instant glow, combine two carrots, an apple, half a lemon (with peel), and ginger in your juicer. Carrots are packed with beta-carotene – an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in the body which is essential for cell turnover (aka getting rid of dull looking skin). Apples provide both hydration and sweetness while lemon adds a boost of vitamin C – another nutrient important for collagen production. The addition of ginger gives this juice anti-inflammatory properties which can help to soothe irritated skin.
This next recipe is perfect if you’re struggling with breakouts or just want to give your complexion a overall more even appearance. Start by juicing one cucumber then add in half an avocado, half a lime (with peel), and mint leaves. Cucumbers are naturally hydrating and their cooling effect can help to reduce inflammation associated with breakouts.
Avocado provides healthy fats that help to nourish dry skin while lime brightens dull complexions with its Vitamin C content. Mint leaves have antimicrobial properties that can help keep breakouts at bay while also giving this juice a refreshing flavor. Rich with vita-mins, minerals, and antioxidants, these four recipes will help get your skin looking its best for when you finally do leave the house again.