Drink Your Skincare: 7 of the Best Beverages to Nourish Your Skin
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If you feel like you're doing everything right with your skincare routine and nothing seems to change, drinking your skincare could help achieve the clear, smooth complexion you want.
In almost every skincare article you read, the importance of drinking water to improve the look and overall health of your skin is always mentioned, and they’re right. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and just like the rest, it cannot function properly if you’re not adequately hydrated. However, water is not the only drink that gives benefits to your skin; there are lots of natural beverages that will help nourish your skin inside out to prevent, and repair skin problems. Try one of these seven beverages you can drink to make a lasting impact on your skin.
Because of its natural antioxidants, it helps reduce inflammation and redness, according to the American Medical Association of Dermatology, that means it has the potential for fighting off a variety of skin disorders. It also helps to reduce the oils in your skin, which helps fight acne and reduce the appearance of pores, and it even protects your skin from sun damage. Need I say more?
Not only is it delicious but pomegranate is a beautiful anti-ageing agent, it protects your skin from the sun, heals damaged skin caused from sun exposure, speeds the process of healing wounds and thus improves the appearance of scars and skin texture, and it helps prevent skin cancer. Not to mention countless other benefits for your overall health.
Citrus is a rich and natural source of Vitamin C, keeping your skin looking fresh and radiant. It also helps to reduce dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.
Aloe Vera Juice
Just like citrus, Aloe Vera is amazing for dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. It is also a natural moisturiser and has anti-ageing properties while reducing acne and infections.
You’ve probably seen this fermented tea in some trendy packaging everywhere you go. As often as trends come and go, this one might be worth it to get on the Kombucha-loving train; it helps detoxify the body and improve your gut health, by removing toxins from your body.
It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, carotenoids, antioxidants, potassium and anti-bacterial substances. It reduces inflammation and redness, prevents premature wrinkles, hydrates your skin, and helps to correct uneven skin tones. To ensure you get all these fantastic benefits, make sure you’re drinking your carrot juice as fresh and often as possible.
Sounds too good to be true right? Well turns out red wine fights off acne, slowdowns ageing and helps you achieve that glowy look. Of course, we’re talking about a glass of wine here don’t go too crazy, but next time you want to treat yourself to a nice glass after a long day, you can justify it as part of your skincare regime.
Skincare goes beyond what you’re putting on your skin. More likely than not, whatever skin problems you’re dealing with steam from an internal issue. Having an inside-out approach to beauty regime will target issues at the root, so drink up!