Drink Your Way To Beautiful Skin
What you eat reflects on your skin. Treat your body good so that you can have glowing healthy skin. If you suffer from acne, dehydrated or fatigued skin and other skin conditions chances are it is because what you are consuming. Give your body a break from sugar, processed foods and alcohol once in a while by eating colorful meals and drinking natural juices. A glass of chilled grapefruit juice especially in the winter can seriously boost your levels of Vitamin C, for this reason grapefruits rank high among citrus fruits. They are packed with various nutrients and vitamins including potassium and lycopene. Add grapefruit to your breakfast and it will aid digestion and help with weight loss. Use the fruit on your face to exfoliate, detox and brighten your skin.
Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps the production of collagen in the skin. Applied topically to the skin its has beneficial effects on skin cells including helping to prevent and treat UV rays which can cause photodamage. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize the skin against free radicals. Vitamin C has been shown to improve skin texture and tone, reduces brown spots, decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help to prevent them in the first place.
Benefits of Lycopene
Lycopene is another anitoxidant that helps improve cellular function. An important process that helps cell turnover so that radiant more brighter skin is revealed. Lycopene also categorized as a carotene is an important free radical scavenger that protects the skin from overexposure to damaging UV light. It is a powerful property in battling against aging skin. Studies have shown that topical use of Lycopene play an integral role in stabilizing the DNA structure in skin cells and enhance the communication between cells so that it helps keep your skin looking young. It also strengthens your skins ability to inhibit enzymes involved in the breakdown of collagen.
Grapefruit Beauty Drink
1 cup grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
Drink before each meal to help break down fat cells
1/2 cup plain organic Yogurt
Mix yogurt with juice from grapefruit in a bowl. Apply to clean skin and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow with daily moisturizer. Apply weekly
Battle Oily Skin Breakouts
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup cornmeal
Combine honey and cornmeal along with juice of 1/2 grapefruit. Leave on face or back for 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Go ahead go get glowing babes!