SIX DETOX WATER RECIPES FOR CLEAR SKIN
I’m sure that everybody looks out for different products that can help give them that perfect glowing and radiant skin. But why look for products, when there are so many “natural products” freely available to use!
Here are six different types of detox water that you can drink to help you get that perfect skin glow.
- Cucumber Water
By drinking cucumber-infused water, it will help your skin retain hydration and help flush out the toxins from the body, in turn helping to maintain a good complexion and enhanced skin health.
Cucumber water can help reduce acne, as it cleanses the body of toxins, from within. It can also help reduce and treat acne as it contains pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5.
It has astringent properties that can improve the appearance of the skin, making the skin glow and become radiant. It helps keep the skin hydrated and well-moisturized making it soft and supple.
To make: Add 5 to 6 slices of cucumber along with 2 slices of lemon in a glass of water and keep it covered for four hours or overnight. Strain it before consuming in the morning.
- Ginger Water
Ginger is one of the most beneficial ingredients when it comes to skin health because it can help flush out the harmful toxins from the body when consumed.
It has high antioxidant properties that can promote better skin health and even out skin tone. The consumption of ginger helps promote blood circulation in the body, which in turn helps the skin cells to get nourished and rejuvenated.
It can help even out the skin tone naturally and promote a healthy skin glow as ginger contains antioxidants like gingerols that can help fight free radical damage on the skin.
To make: Heat 2 cups of water on the stove and add ¼ tsp of grated ginger into it when the water comes to a boil. Turn off the stove, strain, and consume when cooled.
- Mint Water
Mint leaves are well-know to brighten skin complexion. Mint leaves help keep the skin moisturized and hydrated, evens out skin tone and helps treat acne.
It helps in rejuvenating the skin and slows down the signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.
Mint water has astringent properties that can help improve one’s skin tone naturally. It can help keep the skin well-hydrated and supple.
To make: Heat 2 cups of water on the stove and add in 10 to 15 mint leaves along with 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds. Let the water boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove, strain, and consume when cooled.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Water
Drinking apple cider vinegar mixed with water can help boost skin health, as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help prevent aging with its anti-aging formula, of tightening the skin and promoting proper blood circulation.
It also has antimicrobial properties that can help not just prevent, but can also help calm and soothe skin infections and relieve the skin from irritation. It helps restore the skin’s natural pH levels.
Drinking apple cider vinegar infused water can help improve the skin’s complexion and give it a natural glow.
To make: Mix ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
- Lemon Water
Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties and can protect the skin cells from free radical damage. It can also save the skin from sun damage, and moisture loss and has anti-aging properties.
Lemons have antioxidant properties which can help reduce skin damage and premature aging. It has a pH level and can help decrease the oil in the skin and reduce inflammation.
Drinking lemon water can help improve blood circulation and promote collagen production in the skin, which will help keep away wrinkles and fine lines and delay the onset of aging in the skin.
To make – squeeze half a lemon juice with 1/2 cup of orange juice in a glass of water and have it in the morning.
- Green Tea
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce skin irritation, skin redness, and swelling. It can help improve skin elasticity, moisturize the skin and slow down the aging process. It can also help protect the skin against sun damage.
Green tea or matcha tea contains a type of plant-based compound called catechin, formally known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which acts as a natural antioxidant. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can be very beneficial to skin health and for people with acne.
It can also help treat skin infections, skin redness, minor cuts, sunburns, etc. It also contains methylxanthines which is a type of drug that can help stimulate microcirculation in the skin and help it look healthier and more radiant and gives your skin a glow up by supporting a healthy complexion.
To make: Heat 1 cup of water on the stove and add in 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves (or use 1 green tea bag). Let the water boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the stove, strain, and consume when cooled.
When to drink these detox water drinks?
The best time to consume these detox water drinks are on an empty stomach in the morning and then wait for around half an hour before consuming any other food or beverage.