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Best smoothie ingredients for healthy skin
OK, so you had a blow out on the weekend and indulged in every food group imaginable – bread, wine, chocolate… It happens! While you might be expecting the standard ‘everything-in-moderation’ lecture, I’m not going to give it to you– we all slip up sometimes!
Unfortunately, your skin might not be so forgiving. You see, your skin is a reflection of your inner health, so overindulging might leave it looking congested, oily and dull.
So what’s the cure? Whipping up a skin-boosting smoothie with these delicious and nutritious ingredients. Just add the milk of your choice (skim, almond, rice etc), blend, and sip your way to radiant skin!
Rich in calcium, iron and protein, chia seeds are excellent for reducing inflammation in the skin and protecting and building cells. They’re also great for combating the damaging effects of the sun.
Besides tasting oh-so-delish, these super sweet berries contain vitamin C, which wards off the signs of ageing by boosting the production of skin-plumping collagen. They also help to regulate blood flow for a clearer complexion.
A powerful toxin eliminator, acai powder is loaded with antioxidants that rid your body of the kind of harmful free radicals that come from radiation, pollution, and consuming unhealthy food. In other words, it cleanses and repairs skin from within, leaving it beaming with health.
There’s a reason why this leafy green vegetable has taken the health scene by storm! A bona fide skin superfood, it’s packed full of antioxidants to strengthen skin’s elasticity and carotenoids to give it a healthy, even flush of colour.
Skin booster supplements
Want to improve your skin health in the long term? Try popping a skin supplement every day. We like Skin B5 Acne Control Caplets or Blackmores Nails, Hair & Skin ($21.49, 60 tablets, www.blackmores.com.au) – they’re both bursting with vitamins and herbs to keep skin clear, healthy-looking, and supported from within.
Does your skin tend to look worse for wear after a big weekend? What are your favourite healthy skin smoothie recipes?