These Natural Drinks Can Change the Way Your Skin Looks
Have problematic skin? Tried out a lot of anti-acne serums and spot treatments? Most of us spend a lot of money finding the perfect skin care ingredients to cater to our skin needs, however it’s good to pause for a second and understand that for most of us the issue comes from the inside. Our skin is the exact reflection of our diet and what we eat, so put all your skin care on the side for a second and listen to your body!
Here are some natural, healthy and delicious drinks to take care of acne prone skin from the inside; where it counts.
LEMON AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WATER
Vitamin C is the best natural food for your skin. Ingesting foods with Vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system, produces collagen which helps add bounce and glow to your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar contains Acetic Acid that transports minerals and vitamins in our body and helps absorb them by balancing our body’s PH and your skin PH.
- Luke warn Water (1 glass)
- Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon)
- ACV (1 tablespoon)
Drink this first thing in the morning regularly. Add honey to sweeten it up if you want.
TURMERIC GOLDEN LATTE
Turmeric is highly potent in a compound called curcumin and curcuminoid which helps in anti oxidization which can help in anti aging and damage on your skin. It also helps against psoriasis.
Warm Oat Milk or any other nut milk with water in a sauce pan. Try to avoid cow milk as we are fighting acne would mean avoiding anything with a hormone boast and sticking to the most natural forms of ingredients. Add turmeric, cinnamon and cayenne/red pepper (helps absorb and activate turmeric). Add honey to sweeten it up if you want. You can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Matcha is rich in antioxidants, it is made by grinding the tea leaf thus is different from green tea in texture. If you think green tea is healthy is way better as it contains 137x more antioxidants than green tea. Natural and organic matcha will help your goal towards a healthy life!
- Matcha (1 tablespoon)
- Warm Water (1/2 cup)
- Oat/Soy Milk (1/2 cup)
- Brown Sugar (1 tablespoon)
Pour powdered matcha in some water mix. Once it is completely mixed add water. It is best to consume it as it is. However, if need be you can also drink It as a latte by adding oat/soy milk and brown sugar.
Tasty things can also be health sometimes, no matter how hard it is to believe.
Cocoa Powder (different from coco powder) is loaded with antioxidants, magnesium and iron. It helps boost mood and energy. Coconut oil being a ‘healthy fat’ contain a lot of antioxidants. This natural drink will not only boost your mood but also keep you healthy and happy with its yumminess.
- Cocoa Powder (1 tablespoon)
- Coconut Sugar (1 tablespoon)
- Coconut Oil (1 tablespoon)
- Sea Salt
- Milt (Oat Milk/Almond Milk) (1 cup)
Heat up milk of your choice in a saucepan and add cocoa powder, coconut oil, a dash of sea salt and coconut sugar. Whisk it, let it simmer and pour it in a cup. Let it sit on the counter for 10 min for the drink to thicken.
GINGER AND BLACK SUGAR TEA
Ginger helps reduces inflammation and eases digestion. Black sugar is much healthier than brown/white sugar; it is high in potassium, iron, calcium and other minerals.
- Ginger (1 piece)
- Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
- Water (2 cups)
Wash the ginger with skin very thoroughly, hit it with the back of the knife or cut it. Add it into cold/slightly warm water and start boiling it over medium/high heat. Bring it to boil and let it for 30 minutes on low heat. Add black sugar and allow it to melt for 5 minutes. Slowly and gently mix it, it will turn to a dark rich brown color. Consume it during winter month as ginger is high in heat.
Written by: Sundus Altaf