Get Clear Skin with these 5 Delicious Homemade Detox Drinks!
From losing weight to clearing your skin, detox drinks, water, tea et al claim to fix it all. But are these claims really true? Can homemade detox drinks really help your skin?
We bring you good news – Yes, they absolutely can! But only if you don’t think of them as a be-all and end-all solution to all your skin problems. Nutritious ingredients such as fruits, vegetables and different herbs can boost the benefits of water and give you more than just hydration but, none of these methods work unless they are combined with a balanced diet and a great skincare routine. Clear skin is a joint effort of your diet, regimen, and routine, and these homemade detox drinks sure help along the way.
Detox drinks are rich in antioxidants that help you stay hydrated, fight signs of ageing, give your skin a healthy glow and keep it clear too. Many of these drinks also have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and other medicinal properties that heal your body from within, help maintain your blood sugar levels, and improve digestion and other bodily functions.
Worried whether these drinks are hard to prepare or their ingredients too rare to find? Fret not. Every drink that we mention here will be easy to make, with most of its ingredients resting happily in your pantry.
Here are 5 great detox drinks for clear skin, that you can prepare at home
Turmeric Detox Drink
Turmeric milk is the medicine for every health problem in an Indian household, but the anti-inflammatory herb holds more cards than you think. Turmeric water makes for one of the best and most beneficial detox drinks as the herb’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help fight acne. Turmeric masks help treat your acne topically, while turmeric water repairs your skin from the inside. A cup of turmeric water a day can change your skin and give you the glow you’ve always wanted.
Recipe: Add an inch or two of turmeric to 3-4 cups of water and boil it properly. When done, mix it with the juice of half a lemon and a dash of honey. Your drink is ready to consume cold or warm.
Vitamin C Detox Drink
Vitamin C is known for its collagen-boosting properties and its effects on free radical damage on your skin. Vitamin C is also very beneficial when it comes to dealing with post-acne pigmentation on your skin. This is why so many of your skincare products have tons of Vitamin C on the ingredient list. Thus, detox drinks made out of some of the best Vitamin C sources such as oranges, lemon and kiwi can help boost collagen production in your body and give you the clear, youthful skin you wish for.
Recipe: Fill a jar with water and squeeze the juice of one lemon into it. Add slices of oranges, pineapple, kiwi and other Vitamin C rich fruits to it and let the mixture cool in the fridge for a few hours. This gives the fruits enough time to infuse into the water. Drink this mix throughout the day.
Ginger Detox Drink
An anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory herb, ginger can help improve everything from your oral health to bone health. Ginger water helps flush out toxins from your body, improves blood circulation and even helps reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Not only does ginger help clear out your clockwork breakouts but also helps deal with pigmentation. Prepare your detox drinks at home infused with ginger and lemon to improve your overall health and clear your skin.
Recipe: Boil 2-3 cups of water and add half a teaspoon of sliced or grated ginger into it. After the water has come to a boil, add the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of turmeric powder into the mixture. Let the drink cool down and drain it. You can enjoy it any time of the day. However, make sure not to have the ginger detox drink on an empty stomach.
Lime and Chia Detox Drink
Chia seeds are full of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids that help soothe inflammation, acne scars, fight signs of ageing and keep your skin young and healthy for long. Detox drinks made with chia seeds are the ultimate power potions that help heal your skin from within, stabilize blood sugar levels and contribute to weight loss by keeping your hunger at bay.
Recipe: Add slices of lemon and chia seeds to a jar full of water and let it infuse for 3-4 hours. Drink it cool as and when you feel like it.
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink
Apple cider vinegar is the one staple in your pantry that can help you achieve weight goals, lustrous hair and clear skin, all together! Whether you do an apple cider rinse post your hair wash, make a toner for your face or prepare detox drinks, the antioxidant-rich vinegar is an incredible ingredient for your body.
Recipe: Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 2 litres of water. You can add honey into the mixture as per your taste. Consume this water throughout the day. However, make sure that even if diluted, you don’t consume more than 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day.
Great skin doesn’t just come with great genetics, it takes care and regular effort to achieve the skin of your dreams. A good skincare routine and a healthy diet that complements it, can go a long way in getting clear skin, free of acne and pigmentation. These detox drinks made at home can help with the diet part, and keep you healthy from within. The healthier your body is, the healthier your skin is. So, head to your kitchen and mix up one of these beautiful detox clear skin potions today.