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5 Delicious Juicing Recipes for Skin (Healthy, Glowing Skin, That is)

Juicing is great for your overall health, but if I’m being totally honest – it’s vanity that inspires me most. As someone who spent her 20s struggling with acne and is now in her 30s and concerned about aging gracefully, I’ll be the first to admit that I intentionally choose juicing recipes for skin care purposes.

No shame in that. So if you’re juicing for your skin as well – here are some of my favorite picks. Try them out, they’re yummy (except for the last one – that one’s not for newbies).

Vitamin C Super Juice

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What vitamin is more famous for skincare than Vitamin C? But you don’t just want to be sipping on orange juice all the time. Instead, you can brilliantly take advantage of the natural sweetness of oranges to sneak in a whole bunch of green goodness in the form of…broccoli.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 whole head broccoli
  • 2 oranges, minus the peels
  • 1 large apple

In case you’re thinking this makes for a funky combination – it actually tastes wonderful. The tart sweetness of the oranges and the natural sugar in the apple completely fades the broccoli out into the background. But you still get all of the broccoli’s sweet, sweet skin benefits of course. In case you didn’t know – broccoli is damn rich in Vitamin C as well as the other heavyweight skin vitamin, Vitamin A.

Spicy Sweet Potato Skin Care Juice Recipe

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One thing I never understood about the world was…why the h*ll do potatoes get all the attention when their sweeter cousin is so much hotter in terms of nutritional content?

This delicious juice recipe is in celebration of the underrated sweet potato. Let us sing its glories for a bit…

Sweet potatoes = beta carotene! Just one medium sweet potato provides your body with the complete recommended daily allowance of vitamin A. If you’re juicing for acne – this is great news.

Potato’s sweeter cousin is also brimming with vitamin B6 to keep your artery walls flexible and healthy, potassium to regulate fluid balance and lower blood pressure, manganese to promote healthy blood sugar levels, and even more antioxidants – Vitamins C & E to top off its health benefit resume.

Now throw some carrots and ginger into the mix and you’ve got yourself a party!

Note: Just tried this recipe with pineapples – cores and all – instead of carrots and It. Is. Seriously. Good. Just thought you should know 😉

Skin Rejuvenator Juice Recipe

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This is one gloriously nourishing skin care juice that’s chock full of skin goodness and complex flavor. Sure, it takes a bunch of ingredients to make but it is oh, so worth it.

If you find yourself grumbling as you wash and prep each of the veggies, just remember what each one is going to do for your skin. Like watercress, these peppery greens are chock full of antioxidants and are one of the best cleansing greens around. As for kale, you already know this is the Queen of Greens, hailed for its high nutrition content.

And the tiny, delicate herbs like mint? Great for your digestive system – just like the licorice-flavored fennel. And we all know that skin care (and health) begins in the gut.

So grab your ingredients and whip up a glass of this super skin saving juice! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • ½ fennel bulb with greens
  • 2 stalks kale
  • 2 small green apples
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 handful watercress
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 lemon, peeled
This juice recipe is wonderful to sip on throughout the day since it’s pretty low in sugar so feel free to replace your coffee or herbal tea with it!

Green Goddess Juice Recipe

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Did you know that cucumber peels are made of silica, which is an important building block of the skin-plumping, wrinkle-preventing collagen? Just one cucumber with peel on gives you around five milligrams of silica.

Cucumbers are also incredibly hydrating – which is a simple but crucial antidote to wrinkles.

Spinach and cancer-fighting watercress are chock full of chlorophyll, which provides ample skin benefits and carrots, of course, are infamous for their beta-carotene (which converts to the more familiar vitamin A, an important antioxidant and acne-buster).

Juice Recipe for Youthful Skin

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Here’s a delicious juice recipe to keep your skin supple and unlined. As you might’ve guessed, it’s yet another green juice – one that’s combined with anti-aging EGCG.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 kiwi fruit
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 glass of green tea (chilled)
  • a handful of basil (holy basil, if you can find it)

As mentioned, the EGCG is the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in green tea that’s been shown to protect the skin from sun damage and even skin cancer. And of course, this juice recipe is packing tons of collagen-boosting antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

But the real skin saver here is (holy) basil, which has antimicrobial properties that fight unwanted skin conditions like acne and eczema. More importantly, holy basil is known for its unique antioxidant compounds that can enhance the body’s natural response to stress. As an adaptogen, it’s effective for helping our bodies handle the stress hormone levels that pump through our bodies everyday we are stressed in traffic, at work, with our kids, and so on.

And as everyone knows, nothing ages the body and skin quite like stress can. So don’t skimp on that handful of holy basil, okay?

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