Look for remedies for glowing skin, and you will get bombarded with a million answers! Ranging from a dewy finish makeup look to a long 10-step skincare routine, all the things you do for a glow on your face… Sigh!
In recent times, glutathione supplements are making much noise in the beauty industry. Before you start looking up on the internet, here’s what it is!
Though it might sound like a magic stone that Cleopatra used for her beauty, it’s a naturally occurring amino acid compound. Other than many bodily functions, glutathione acts as an antioxidant and prevents and delays cell damage.
So, you must be wondering why one needs glutathione supplements when your body has its own factory for it. Well, the production of this amino acid decreases with age and therefore, raises the dreadful fear of skin ageing and dullness.
Well, fret not! We are always on the quest to find something that gives your dull and tired skin the luminosity of stars. Here’s a drink for you to hit reset on your skin’s glow. This drink is absolutely homemade and rich with plant-based superfoods. It is bound to offer maximum benefits to your skin, minus the weird supplement taste.
Approving this drink, nutritionist Shikha Aggarwal Sharma says, “These ingredients give a natural glow to your skin while not eroding the surface like topical skincare. This drink can maintain your skin’s pH which is imperative for healthy appearance. The ingredients used here will give a brightening effect to your skin and help you glow from within.”
“Ingredients like beetroots, spinach and carrots contain a good amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and amino acids which can boost the production of glutathione in your skin naturally. Your skin tone will improve and your skin will appear brighter and healthier with regular consumption”, adds Sharma, the Founder of Fat to Slim.
This is no fairness cream commercial, but beetroots are known to brighten up your skin complexion a little, but organically! Beetroot juice is not only a yummy drink to sip on, but it works as a detoxifying agent that can purify your blood. Hence, a complete detox is bound to give you an envious glow and improved skin complexion. Voila!
Another powerful antioxidant that your body needs for proper functioning is vitamin C. Lemon ups the vitamin C in your body that helps maintain glutathione levels by attacking free radicals while sparing glutathione. Studies claim that including vitamin C in your diet gets the glutathione levels pumping within your red blood cells and white blood cells.
An energy booster for Popeye can also boost the glutathione levels in your body. Spinach is loaded with antioxidants that will give you a glow of the best highlighter. Rich in iron and minerals like calcium and magnesium, spinach is linked to immense health benefits. Therefore, to call this leafy green a fountain of youth, won’t be an exaggeration.
A permanent fixture in your skincare products, this bright coloured fruit is skin food. Papaya is packed with Lutein which is an anti-inflammatory component that can give you a starry glow. It can also help reverse the oxidation process and remove dead cells. Not to mention, the abundance of beta-carotene in this fruit helps to brighten the skin tone. Papaya can also keep your skin hydrated and supple by providing hydration.
The beautiful vibrant pearls of this fruit have been touted as a superfood since forever. Pomegranates are the best source of polyphenols, which is a powerful antioxidant for your skin to glow from the inside out. These antioxidants can reduce free radical damage and aid cell regeneration. Plus, they have a sufficient amount of vitamin C which is directly linked to less wrinkles and pigmentation.
Carrots are just brilliant for skin. These orange roots are an excellent source of beta carotene, fibre, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants which can give you skin an envious glow. The beta carotene in carrots helps repair skin tissues while also protecting skin from harmful radiation.
This antioxidant-rich spice effectively fights free radicals that are responsible for causing wrinkles and saggy skin. Other than giving a spicy flavour to this drink, the anti-inflammatory properties of black pepper can soothe your acne too.
This ingredient combination is perfect to cater to your skin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant needs… but the taste? It really tastes ‘ah-mazing’!
So, pull out your juicer and blender and let’s get down to making it!
Now, sit like a diva and sip on this beauty elixir like you’re on a beach vacay. Well, there’s nothing wrong with mixing some optimism and sass!
Don’t be amazed if you find this drink conspiring to give your skin the glow you have always wanted. Drink it at least 4 times a week and it is bound to make your skin supple and glowing. Keep growing and glowing, ladies!