Isn’t it a wonderful thing that making a fresh, delicious juice or smoothie each day, or a few times a week, can benefit your skin and help fight the signs of aging? We believe in taking an approach to antiaging that incorporates diet, exercise, stress management, hydration and emotional health plus high performance skincare products. As Tata always says, no matter how many creams and treatments you use on your skin, if it’s malnourished or imbalanced from the inside out, it’s going to make a difference in the way your skin looks.
Here are 3 antiaging juice recipes, and each one is super – loaded with one particularly powerful antiaging nutrient.
You can mix & match the ingredients from these recipes, depending on what tastes great to you, or on what blend of nutrients you’d like to go for. Try incorporating 2 – 3 fresh juices into each week, to keep the skin glowing, strong, and nourished from the inside out.
Carotenoids are precursors to Vitamin A, which means our body converts them into Vitamin A during the digestion process. There are hundreds of carotenoids, and the most well-known one is Beta Carotene, which is an essential antiaging nutrient. It helps reduce free radical damage, protects skin from age-associated damage, and aids in cellular repair to keep skin and collagen fibers strong. The below foods are all great sources of Beta-Carotene and taste delicious when combined in a juice!
- Yams / Sweet Potato
As for ratios of ingredients in your juice, get creative! There are no rules when it comes to tasty juice creation. If you like it to be on the fruitier side, add a few extra papaya slices or apricots. If you want it to be more veggie-heavy, focus on the spinach – you can also add kale or chard to boost the Beta Carotene content.
This vitamin family is amazing for supporting the production of energy in the skin’s cells, which overall improves the skin’s strength and outward appearance. Plus, they improve tone and blood circulation. Blend a few of the ingredients below in a juice that gives your body the daily dose of B Vitamins that it needs.
- Citrus Fruits – orange, lemon, grapefruit
If you’re looking to snack on something rich in B vitamins, try nuts like almonds, peanuts or walnuts, or grab a banana or fig.
We all know how important Vitamin C is for keeping seasonal colds at bay, and for supporting our immune systems and overall energy. But it’s essential for antiaging too: it’s required in the formation of collagen, and it helps in the repair and renewal of all bodily tissues. Plus, as a strong antioxidant, it helps prevent free radical damage in the skin.
- Cantaloupe or Honeydew melon
As for veggies, potato, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, tomato, peppers and leafy greens are all rich in Vitamin C. Load up!
When you make a fresh juice, try to drink it within 24 hours, and keep it refrigerated whenever possible. Plus, it may separate – which is completely natural – just stir or shake it up before drinking so it tastes just right. Also, if you find it’s tasting a little strong, blend with some water so it has a lighter flavor.
And, as always, if you’re looking to take the topical route, look no further than our award-winning antiaging treatments. These products nourish, strengthen and fight the signs of aging from the outside in, but with the same idea: natural, powerful, healthy ingredients, in super high concentrations. It’s a win- win for the skin! Discover them all right here.