How Juicing Enhances Your Skin
The health benefits of juicing are indisputable. Juicing is no longer considered a passing trend, but a proven way to boost nutrition, aid in weight loss, cleanse and replenish the body. Now juicing is quickly becoming part of an holistic approach for maintaining healthy skin.
Juicing boosts the benefits of a facial and body treatments. In fact, some forward thinking spas are incorporating detoxifying, hydrating or anti-aging juice blends as part of their facial treatments to help the client’s skin achieve maximum benefits.
Here are some cell-boosting and tasty examples of what your favorite spa might be offering. If they don’t – it might be worth asking them to include these beneficial add ons:
Detoxifying Facial with Balancing Cucumber Lemon Juice
- 1 bunch Kale
- ½ bunch Celery
- ½ bunch Parsley
- 1 Cucumber with ends removed
- 1 Lemon with peel removed
- 1 inches fresh Ginger Root (peeled)
- 1 Green Apple
Wash all ingredients thoroughly before blending together – then enjoy!
Cucumbers are high in water content which makes them perfect for replenishing stressed out or dehydrated cells that lack essential amounts of water to properly filter waste from the body. Kale is an excellent source of calcium, vitamins A, C, K and phytonutrients, all of which are excellent for skin health. Celery is not only an anti-inflammatory, it is a great internal cleanser and detoxifier. It is also highly alkalizing and hydrating. Lemon is highly alkaline – this helps restore mineral balance and counteract the regular consumption of processed foods and red meat in our diet.
Anti-Aging Facial with Tomato Basil Juice
The primary cause of age damage is unprotected exposure to UV rays (sunlight and tanning beds). In a number of studies, tomatoes have shown to help the skin become more resistant to damage from the sun due to the lycopene in tomatoes. This protection is at the cellular level (it is not a substitute for sunscreen – so don’t give up on daily se of sunscreen). Basil has a long and ancient history of healing so it’s an ideal ingredient for this anti-aging juice. For this cell-protecting juice, you will need:
- 4-5 large red Tomatoes
- 1 handful of fresh Basil
Wash thoroughly and blend well.
DID YOU KNOW?
Studies reveal that just one teaspoon on tomato paste per day improved the skin’s ability to protect itself against UV damage in just 12 weeks.
Botanical Stem Cell Facial with Antioxidant Rich Grape-Apple-Orange Juice
Stem cell facials can be controversial for some. But stem cells harvested from botanicals (plants) are not only potent, they are effective – and not at all controversial.
Botantical stem cell facials (also called phyto-cell facials) deliver superior antioxidant protection to the skin while creating a healthy environment for skin cells to thrive. Grape stem cells are effective at protecting cells from UV damage. Apple stem cells are one of the most potent of all botanical stem cells that extend the life of our cells (keeping us younger longer) while protecting them from damage. Orange stem cells help deliver hydration and improve skin’s elasticity making this one of the best free-radical fighting juices your can drink. You will need:
- 2 Apples
- 1 cup Red Grapes
- 1 Orange
Peel the orange, wash the grapes and apples and juice everything together. Interested in a powerful anti-aging apple stem cell treatment you can use at home? Try New Age Skincare’s Phyto-Cell Renewal Cream.
Related Articles and Sources:
- Foods for Healthy Skin
- Benefits of Basil Leaves for Skin Health
- Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa. Inner and Outer Glow. May 2014