Taking good care of your skin can become a hassle sometimes. Pimple outbreaks, black heads and acne, among many other things, can take away your skin’s natural glow.
Vitamin C is linked with healthier skin and hair and plays an important role in the production of collagen – responsible for skin tightening. Adding a small quantity of the water-soluble vitamin in your diet can improve your overall outlook.
Here are 5 drinks to keep your skin healthy and fresh:
Orange and Ginger
Orange is loaded with vitamin C – according to the Institute of Medicine, 100 grams of oranges contains 64% of the daily value for the Vitamin. Ginger, famously known as a healing plant, is also linked with reducing inflammation and tackling cellulite.
To make the juice:
- Juice two oranges and one carrot separately
- Shake the juice with turmeric powder and ginger in a blender for 30 seconds
- Squeeze half a lemon
- Strain and serve
Pineapple is another fruit rich in Vitamin C. Pineapple Panna can serve as a delicious punch for your daily skin care routine.
To make the Panna:
- Roast 4 fresh pineapples until its well cooked
- Peel the roasted fruit and cut into small sized cubes
- Squish the juice out of the pineapple and add black pepper, roasted cumin powder, black salt, lemon juice and sugar to the mixture
- Chill the drink and serve with mint garnish
Mango Kiwi smoothie
Abundant in nutrients, the lemonade can serve as a good refreshment to beat the heat.
To make the smoothie:
- In a glass of ice cubes, add mango concentrate, grenadine, kiwi juice and water
- Shake the mixture well and serve with a slice of mango
Peaches provide 15% of your daily Vitamin C needs and can serve as an effective fruit in keeping your skin health in check. It helps get rid of dark circles and blemishes and also plays a major role in reducing wrinkles – the reason it’s a common ingredient in many anti-aging creams. It also tightens skin pores and prevent pimples from popping up.
To make the chiller:
- Freeze 2 peaches and sugar syrup overnight.
- Add the frozen ingredients into a blender with dry vermouth and shake until smooth
- Garnish with mint leaves and peach cubes, and serve immediately
Pineapple ginger lemonade
While ginger is rich in antioxidants, pineapple is loaded with Vitamin C- it has almost 79% Vitamin C content. Further, lemon – also abundant with the water-soluble vitamin – can help brighten up the skin and is a great antioxidant.
To make the lemonade:
- Add 1 pineapple, 2 tablespoon lemon juice and one small piece of ginger in a blender
- Add ice cubes, honey and water and shake well
- Strain and serve chilled
If consumed on regular basis, the juices can show effective results and help retain the natural glow of your skin!