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Published on:30 June 2021, 16:12pm IST
Taking care of your skin can be daunting, but if there’s one ingredient that’s the darling of all — it is vitamin C. So, drink up to good skin health with these 5 delicious vitamin C drinks.
Aayushi Gupta
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Boost your skin health with these refreshing drinks. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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It is an established fact that vitamin C makes a significant contribution to boost your skin health. And if we talk about its benefits, did you know that vitamin C can work like magic for your skin? Well, we all know that vitamin C is essential for our immune system, but this micronutrient has a bigger role to play, when it comes to skincare. 

Vitamin C can stimulate collagen production, thus improving the quality of your skin. So, despite spending big bucks on skincare products that are rich in vitamin C, there are plenty of dietary sources through which you can get your daily dose of vitamin C. And the best part? They are all natural sources. 

So without further ado, we present to you five homemade drinks that are high in vitamin C content.

Here they are:
1. Pineapple juice

A glass of pineapple juice can treat acne, fight sun damage, and evens out skin tones, to give an even and glowing complexion. Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that collectively promote skin health. 

Ingredients:

850g Chopped pineapple

1-inch ginger

2 tbsp lemon juice

¼ cup mint leaves

2 cups water

Ice cubes, as needed

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Nosh on pineapples to improve skin health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Method:
  1. Blend all the ingredients together into a blender.
  2. Add sugar, if needed, and transfer the blended pineapple juice into a clean container with a fine mesh strainer. 
  3. And your drink is ready! 
  4. Serve the juice chilled.
2. Peach drink

Peach is a great source of vitamin C that helps to get rid of dark circles and blemishes. In addition, this fruit is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which helps to protect your skin from sun damage, thereby helping to create a natural glow. 

Ingredients:

300g chopped peach

100ml sugar syrup

5ml dry vermouth

Method:
  1. Freeze peach halves and sugar syrup overnight. Now, add frozen ingredients along with dry vermouth into a container. 
  2. Blend to make a smoothie, but do not add ice cubes or water. They may take away the texture and flavour. 
  3. Serve the drink immediately with a slice of peach, and mint leaves on top.
3. Mango kiwi smoothie

Including mangoes to your diet is a great way to support your skin. The high vitamin C content supports your body’s natural collagen production. This delicious summer fruit goes incredibly well with kiwis. Your skin will be grateful for all the pampering. 

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped mango

1 kiwi (peeled)

¼ cup vanilla coconut milk ice cream

1 tsp lime juice

Ice cubes

½ cup coconut milk

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Consume mango for its immense health benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Method:

Add all ingredients to a blender and process until combined. That’s it! Your drink is ready.

4. Mint lemonade recipe

This homemade mint lemonade is refreshing, tasty, and perfect for summer. Both ingredients are rich in vitamin C. In fact, lemon is one of the best sources. Together, they can improve skin quality and promote skin hydration. At the same time, they can also soothe and calm your itchy and irritated skin. 

Ingredients:

1½ tbsp lemon juice

6-10 mint leaves

1 tbsp sugar

Method:
  1. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar into a jug, and pour water. Stir well until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Now, add mint sprigs. Chill in the fridge for two hours before serving, so the mint has time to get infused in the waterl.
  3. Your mint lemonade is ready!
5. Orange, carrot and ginger juice

The tangy fruit is well known for its ability to keep your skin looking youthful! The vitamin C present in it promotes the production of collagen, which helps in increasing skin elasticity. In addition, carrot and ginger evidently give a healthy glow to your skin.

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Vitamin C rich orange drink can give you natural glow on skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Ingredients:

1 large orange, peeled

1 cup chopped carrots 

¼ cup lemon juice

1-inch ginger

Ice cubes

Method:

Place orange, carrots, lemon juice, and ginger in a juicer. Blend until smooth. Pour the juice into a glass filled with ice.

So ladies, to make your skin journey a perfect one, make sure you get your daily juice fix!

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Candid, outspoken, but prudent--Aayushi is exploring her place in media world.