Achieving smooth, healthy, glowing skin is high up on the wish list of many of us. While we can always "fake it" with the plethora of foundations, BB creams, bronzers, and highlighting products, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could achieve a natural glow from within?
Skin products, you're thinking? Sure, there is a huge range of serums, creams, masks and more available to choose that claim to work to improve skin glow.
Heck, most of us have a bathroom cabinet full of them. Sadly, many of these options either do very little to really improve the texture of our skin as they simply cannot penetrate where they are needed most. What's more, they are often hugely overpriced, and many (actually, most) contain toxic ingredients like parabens, silicones, and more.
So what's a girl to do? MOD's Glow Juice to the rescue!
The health and the appearance of our skin is a direct reflection of our inner health. By boosting our diets with fibre and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, known to help detoxify, plump and nourish, we nurture our skin from within. Juicing is an even more effective way of delivering these much-needed skin boosters as it is absorbed by the body and skin quickly. Some vegetables and fruits are particularly good for skin health, and we include them in our Glow Juice for this reason.
How will this help my skin glow?
Beetroot - is power-packed with nutrients such as zinc, potassium, iron, folic acid, manganese and vitamin C as well as the phytonutrient betalain. It helps to purify the blood, clear the complexion and even out your skin tone.
Orange - oozing with antioxidants, most significantly vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in fighting free radical activity (read, skin ageing).
Celery - an amazing anti-inflammatory food, celery is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin C. Many swear by celery's skin healing properties, saying that it helped clear up skin conditions like psoriasis and acne.
Carrot - is known to have rich antioxidants in them which aids in making the skin glow and look younger. Carrots are also known to contain a special kind of antioxidant called carotenoid. This antioxidant goes a long way to keep your skin glowing all the yearlong.
Cucumber - the water content of cucumber keeps skin dewy and moisturised. It is fantastic at flushing out toxins from your body and contains silica which enhances your complexion and glow.
MOD's Glow Juice Recipe | MOD Appliances
1 beetroot, scrubbed clean & cut into chunks
2 oranges, peeled & cut into chunks
2 stalks of celery, chopped to 1-2cm pieces
2 small - medium carrots
1 lebanese cucumber
Set up your MOD Cold Press for juicing (see the juicing handbook for more detailed instructions);
Slowly feed the produce down the chute;
Serve the juice with a couple of ice cubes.
A perfect cocktail of nourishing fruits and vegetables that, when combined and consumed regularly, will have your skin glowing in no time!