Are you someone who finds it super hard to keep up with skincare and hair care routines once you start them? Well, I’m sure you’re not the only one. What you put in your body may be just as important as what you put on it. The health of your skin and hair depends on what you’re putting in your body.
Well, how about some simple drinks you can sip on in the mornings to help reinforce your regular skin care and hair care routine? Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Here are six simple morning drinks for healthy skin and hair:
Drinking cucumber-infused water can be helpful in reducing swelling and puffiness in the skin and making the skin look refreshed and renewed. It can help reduce acne and breakouts as it works to detoxify the body. The antioxidant properties of cucumber water can help fight free radical (molecules that can harm healthy cell functioning) damage and prevent premature signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
Recipe – Blend 1/2 cucumber with 1/2 cup water along with few mint leaves, and add in honey or salt and pepper. Drink this after breakfast to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Amla Water – also known as Indian Gooseberry
Amla water contains high levels of antioxidants that can help delay the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines and prevent premature aging of skin cells. It can also help to improve the skin tone, texture, and appearance and improve the skin’s complexion, in turn promoting better skin glow and a radiant look.
Drinking amla water can also help treat and prevent hair fall very effectively. This is because amla contains high levels of vitamin C, which can help the body create collagen, a protein that plays an important role in building hair structure. It can also help the body absorb iron which can promote better hair growth. It can also enhance and promote better blood circulation in the scalp in turn, stimulating the hair follicles to increase hair growth. It can also help inhibit premature greying of hair and also stop hair fall.
Recipe – Blend 1/4 cup of beetroot with few curry leaves, 1 amla, few peppercorns and a pinch of salt with 1 cup of water. Blend everything and drink this after breakfast to stop hair fall.
Matcha Green Tea
Match green tea contains a substance called tannins that can help regulate any excessive production of the scalp’s natural oil called sebum. This can help keep oily root issues at bay and can keep away clogging of hair follicles.
Drinking this tea can also help boost microcirculation in the skin thus keeping the skin healthy, acne free and rejuvenated. It contains antioxidants like methylxanthines which can give the skin a radiant glow and enhanced complexion. It can also help stimulate the production of a substance called elastin which can make the skin supple and soft.
Recipe – Whisk 1/2 tsp matcha powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric in some hot water. Add in some milk and sweetener and drink this antioxidant-rich tea for healthy clear skin.
Ash Gourd Juice – also known as Benincasa hispida, winter melon, wax gourd, white pumpkin, and Chinese watermelon.
Consuming ash gourd juice can help get rid of scalp conditions like dandruff. It can also help treat skin conditions because it has a cooling effect. Ash gourd contains dietary fibers in abundance and is loaded with vitamins C and E, which are both very important vitamins when it comes to improving and maintaining skin and hair health. This drink is rich in antioxidants and can help detoxify the body and improve skin health.
Recipe – Blend an ash gourd with water and drink this as a pre-breakfast drink to detox the body
Chia Water – watch the above video for chia seeds recipe.
Chia seeds are rich in a substance called l-lysine, which is a protein and also contains phosphorous and other vitamins and minerals that can help fortify the fibers in the hair and can help promote better root and hair strength. It can help with hair damage, hair loss and hair breakage. Chia seeds also contain the mineral copper can also help promote hair strength and reduce hair fall.
Consuming chia water can help delay the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines and can also help reduce acne, breakouts, and scarring. It can help promote better skin tone, skin health, and complexion, making the skin look fresh, rejuvenated, and radiant.
Turmeric Milk/ Turmeric Water
Drinking turmeric milk or turmeric water every morning can help reduce skin allergies as it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which work effectively in reducing the microbes and inhibiting fungal activity in the body. The compound curcumin acts as an anti-allergen and prevents allergic reactions. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can calm the skin, reduce scarring, pigmentation and prevent further breakouts and clear the already existing scars. It has antioxidant properties that can help rejuvenate the skin and give it a glow.
Recipe – Add turmeric to some warm vegan milk. Add a pinch of cinnamon, pepper powder, and the sweetener of your choice. You can also make a turmeric drink with 1/4 cup carrot with 1/2 inch fresh turmeric, and few saffron strands. Blend this with 1 cup of water, add in a dash of salt and pepper and drink this to brighten skin naturally. READ MORE – 4 HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS BEST TURMERIC SMOOTHIE RECIPES