Ode to Clear Skin

Summary
clear-skin-juiceWith the harsh and changing weather that has been going on for the last few months, most people have dry and irritated skin. This dryness and irritation can be further aggravated by consuming junk food (not uncommon after Valentine’s Day). In order to help your body restore your skin to its natural beauty, it is important to ingest the right foods. What a better way to concentrate some skin clearing and health boosting foods that by combining them in a juice? 

This juice has high levels of vitamin A from the carrots and spinach. Vitamin A helps to maintain skin cells, while fighting any damage that may have already happened. High levels of vitamin C are also present in this juice from the apples, spinach, and celery. Vitamin C is being renowned right now for its role in helping to keep healthy skin. Vitamin C is vital to the production of collagen in the body, which gives skin its firmness and elasticity. Vitamin C also slows free radical damage, can reduce sun burn, and can help the body to repair scar tissue. Celery is helpful for the natural hydration of the skin.

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • 1 handful of fresh spinach

Directions

  • Rinse all produce thoroughly
  • Remove tops from carrots and stem from apple
  • Cut produce to fit in juicer
  • Juice firmer vegetables, such as the carrots and apple
  • Juice broccoli and spinach last if using a centrifugal juicer, as the greens may clog the screen and produce less juice
  • Add a whole cucumber if desired, for wrinkle reduction
  • Enjoy!
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