Get your glow on by drinking these skin-saving sips.
Eating too much salt can contribute to water retention and create dark, puffy eyes and blotchy skin. To counteract this, load up on natural diuretics to help flush your system. Foods such as cucumber and celery can help so why not try juicing up celery and cucumber for the ultimate beauty booster.
Vegetables like spinach get their vibrant green colour from chlorophyll; a nutrient rich pigment that is highly detoxifying. Chlorophyll cleans the body of harmful toxins preventing hormone imbalances and skin problems. It also oxygenates the blood, alkalises the body and improves circulation to increase nutrient supply to the skin cells. Add spinach to your green smoothie for a beauty boost.
This cleansing tea with its alkalising and detoxifying properties provide powerful anti-inflammatory action within your body. It’s from my latest book Eat Yourself Beautiful. Turmeric is a superhero ingredient to help heal and prevent dry skin, slow aging, diminish wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity. Indian women use turmeric as a facial cleanser and exfoliant. If you’re using fresh turmeric, handle with care as it stains easily. If you do happen to turn your favourite garment yellow try a squeeze of lemon juice to remove the stain.
For delicious beauty-boosting recipes check out Lee’s latest book Eat Yourself Beautiful (Mudoch; $35)