A youthful and radiant complexion isn’t owed solely to the products which women lather on the skin. Rather, the foods and drinks consumed on a daily basis play a part in the maintenance of a healthy complexion too. So-called “Superfoods” such as avocado, spinach, and kale contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which charge the body with nutrients and hydration, making one feel good on the inside and look great on the outside. When the body consumes a drink, whether it be water or wine, the contents of the drink get into the bloodstream. The body’s process so impressive that if one person was to eat a cup of carrots, and another person was to drink a cup of pure carrot juice, the person who consumed the liquified carrots would benefit from the nutrients faster than the person who digested the crunchy carrots.
Of course, carrots only one of the many edible beauty enhancements. Since it’s unrealistic to suggest that our readers consume only water and carrot juice, we’ve provided an excellent complexion-drink menu to give skin the nutrients it needs all throughout the day. Whether you consume each item on the menu or pick and choose which drinks work best for you, you’re sure to notice a major difference in your complexion in no time. Enjoy your beauty beverages; cheers!
It’s no secret that water is good for you, but do you know why? Surely you know that the average adult body is composed of 60% water. Which is why consuming great amounts of water on a regular basis has been found to assist in digestion, increased blood circulation, and even increased skin health. Since the skin is an organ, made up of cells and water, it requires water to function at its best. When the skin is water deprived, it will become dry, tight, and flaky. By drinking a recommended eight or more glasses of water per day, the skin becomes hydrated, moisturized, and bright.
Kale is one of those ultra-underrated Superfoods that deserves much more attention! It is basically a skin multi-vitamin, check it out… The green leafy vegetable contains high levels of both Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and copper. Vitamin A – an altered form of the popular anti-ageing ingredient called retinol – encourages healthy skin cell growth, promotes cell turnover, and nixes the dull skin cells that have passed their prime. Vitamin C (the super vitamin that protects your body against illness) and copper are actually the building blocks of collagen. This duo works to keep the skin strong, as well as sufficient when there’s a need to heal and repair.
It’s true; this plant derived, lactose-free milk can provide your complexion with some much-needed nutrients. Soy is one of the two richest sources of a complex called isoflavones (the other complex-rich source is legumes). Isoflavones are polyphenolic compounds that have estrogenic activity; in other words, although there is no actual estrogen in soy the Isoflavones are capable of causing estrogen-like effects on the skin. Keeping that in mind, these compounds have been found to protect collagen in the skin. Studies have shown that maintaining healthy levels of high functioning collagen the skin remains youthful and bright. That’s not all; soy has also been found to defend the skin from wrinkles caused by the sun. Finally, research has found that the proteins and minerals in soy milk can diminish discoloration, thus lead to even skin tones.