City Air Clogging Up Your Skin? Try These 5 Detox Drinks!
Nine out of ten people worldwide live in places with bad air quality. Our skin is the largest organ of our body – yet oddly enough, most of us barely invest any time or effort into taking care of it. Our skin does reflect our health. Regular skin care using natural products is the key to keeping your skin looking young and refreshed.
Living in a polluted city or urban environment – comes with its own set of problems for skin care. On top of dead skin cells, all kinds of invisible matter and impurities in the city clog pores and cause our skin to become sensitive. These pollutants disrupt the skin’s natural detox process and deprive it of the nutrients it needs to protect itself.
If you can’t access a constant supply of purified air – it’s time for a detox! There are two ways to detox: externally, and internally. Externally, it’s important to use skincare products that are organic. While promising care, many skin care products consist of toxic materials and products associated with animal cruelty. JK7® owned ultra-potent natural and organic formulas — using the purest, rarest, and most effective essential oils and herbal extracts sourced in Hawaii — help bring new life into skin cells, resulting in immediate and lasting radiance.
To detoxify internally, it’s important to eat and drink healthy. Vitamins and other minerals from superfoods and organic products help cleanse your skin from all the impurities, toxins, pollutants, and dead cells. Drinking something as simple as an OJ can already help give you that natural glow. Don’t believe us? Try these 5 recipes below and watch yourself drink your way to healthier skin!
Glowing Green Smoothie
Green smoothies are rich in antioxidants that keep our skin healthy and young. This green smoothie comprises a specific ratio of 70% mineral-rich greens and 30% vitamin-packed fiber that will boost rejuvenation. Recommended by Deepak Chopra, M. D. and Kimberly Snyder in their bestselling book, Radical Beauty, there’s no reason not to make this nourishing smoothie a part of your morning ritual.
Recipe: Add 2 cups of cool filtered water, 7 cups of chopped spinach, and 6 cups of chopped romaine lettuce to a blender and run it smoothly. Next, add about 1.5 cups of chopped celery, 1 cored and chopped pear and 1 cored and chopped apple, a banana, and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Add cilantro and parsley, as desired. Blend on high until smooth to give about 3 to 4 servings.
Pineapple Ginger Lemonade
Pineapple is incredibly rich in vitamin C. Ginger is also excellent for your skin and contains powerful antioxidants. If you’re craving some pineapple and lemony goodness, try this detox drink.
Recipe: Add 850g of cut pineapples along with an inch of grated ginger, a quarter cup of mint leaves, and lemon juice as per your preference in a blender for 30-40 seconds. Transfer the blended mix to a pitcher, add water and mix well. Enjoy it with ice.
Vitamin C Detox Drink
Research shows that Vitamin C is not only an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals but also plays a protective role against toxic compounds. This can even prevent genetic damage! Time to upgrade your morning OJ with this drink.
Recipe: Chop 4 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 rib celery, 1 cup parsley, and half an apple in a juicer. The juice helps fight premature aging, giving you radiant-looking skin.
Blueberry Detox Drink
Blueberries have one of the highest levels of potent antioxidants to aid the body’s fight against cell damage and premature aging. And, they taste dang good in a smoothie. Try this refreshing and hydrating recipe!
Recipe: Take half a cucumber, 1 fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup spinach, ½ bunch parsley, 1-inch piece ginger root, and 1-2 cups of coconut water or water in a blender and enjoy a healthy dose of blueberry magic. You can also add 1tbsp chia seeds as they add a bit of fiber is good for your heart.
Turmeric Detox Drink
Turmeric is an ancient healing herb making big comebacks in the 21st century as a do-it-all healing remedy. Known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, it’s also a potent antioxidant. In this recipe, you can also find lemon, which contains plenty of vitamin C and is naturally detoxifying.
Recipe: Take a cup of warm water and add 1-2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, 1 tbsp organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup, and a quarter tsp of freshly grounded turmeric powder. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the mix as it helps the body absorb turmeric.
Do remember- detoxifying your skin requires external AND internal input. Find products that not only remove makeup, dirt, and pollution, but also deeply embedded impurities. Use the JK7® Detox Face Mask to detox using natural Hawaiian healing clay and Zeolite Earth to clean your skin of dead skin cells, toxins, and impurities.
Plant-based proteins and silver ear mushroom extracts increase firmness, and elasticity, improving your skin’s moisture barrier, while Chamomile and Calendula calm and nourish your skin. Follow up with JK7® Rejuvenating Serum-Lotion and JK7® 24H Cream Day & Night Face Care that has JK7® Signature Extracts from Pomegranate, Mangosteen, Mushrooms, Edelweiss, Algae and others – that will maximize the effect for an ultimate divine complexion.
Beauty comes from the inside out. Our focus on holistic living is helping us understand this more than ever. Fight environmental pollution through these detox recipes with a proper skin care regimen to stimulate a healthy ecosystem for both your skin and body!