Here at Beauty Lies Truth we recognize that the best beauty products in the world won't make a damn bit of difference if you're not nourishing your body with healthy, fresh foods. We could all use some help in the healthy eating department so we asked our friend Samantha Hew, owner of 3 Roots Cafe in Brooklyn, for some expert advice. Lucky for us she's shared her best "juicy" beauty tips. Enjoy! Xoxo Alexis
When it comes to skincare, what you put IN your body can be just as important as what you put ON it. The most expensive skin care product in the world cannot repair and restore skin that is burdened by an intake of excess food, especially processed food and unhealthy sugary beverages. An exhausted digestive system can result in equally sluggish looking skin. When the kidneys have to deal with too much waste, toxins can come out from the pores and cause blemishes and other major skin problems (this is why you often get breakouts after a facial, deep tissue massage or a cleansing program.) Fruits and vegetables are great for cleansing the system, and providing vital vitamins and minerals that help beautify the skin. An ideal way to ensure that you get enough fruits and vegetables is by drinking fresh juices. Juices are easy on the digestive tract (think of them as giving your system a mini vacation) and they keep you hydrated while simultaneously detoxifying your cells.
A little science will help you understand why our skin cells behave the way they do. The human body produces harmful free radicals, especially when it's taking a daily beating from sunlight and pollution. Free radicals damage healthy cells like the ones that make up our skin. Thankfully, this is where antioxidants such as beta carotene (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E come into play, as they are agents that neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals.
This is why you want to try to include lots of antioxidant rich foods in your diet that contain the above vitamins. Super foods like kale, spinach, berries, carrots, citrus fruits, sweet bell peppers, matcha (green tea powder), aloe vera, and cucumbers are just a few I recommend eating and drinking regularly. Once you make changes to your diet, don't expect an overnight miracle. Be patient! It'll take about 6 weeks for your new healthy skin to emerge.
Check out www.3Rootscafe.com to start today and begin drinking your way to healthier skin. Come in and try the following juices and smoothies. Your face and your belly will thank you!
Glowing Deep Juice: Cucumber, Apple, Aloe Vera, Tulsi
Rabbit Roots Juice: Carrot, Beet, Lime, Ginger, Himalayan Salt, Cayenne, Tulsi
Salad Daze Smoothie: Coconut meat, Cucumber, Celery, Spinach, Kale, Lime, Himalayan Salt, Coconut Oil, Tulsi
Mighty Matcha Smoothie: Banana, Cucumber, Apple, Matcha, Chlorella, Palm Sugar, Coconut Oil, Tulsi
Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
Juices, Samantha from 3 Roots
This is general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider.