Spring is right around the corner! We have just entered into the month of March and along with this new month the first signs of spring might appear. We may see brighter days and more sunshine than in the previous months but be careful, even if the sun is wonderful and warming, the first rays of sunshine are stronger than you think and can harm your skin. Sunny days combined with sunscreen and our berry skin boosting juice could prevent you from sunburn. In fact, your diet can actually significantly alter how your skin responds to sun exposure. Certain fruits such as strawberries can boost the barrier that protects the body from the external environment, including protection from UV radiation and pollution.
What Makes Strawberries So Good for Skin?
Strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is good for your skin as it fights off free radicals that steal oxygen from healthy cells and destroy collagen, encouraging pronounced lines to appear on the skin. The powerful combination of antioxidants and vitamin C in strawberries act like a natural sunblock and help to prevent you from burning.
Apart from being rich in vitamin C, strawberries are an excellent source of dietary fibre which helps in eliminating harmful toxins in our bodies. Dietary fibre is useful in regulating bowel movement, thereby preventing constipation, which is a known factor for acne and pimples. Last but not least strawberries are a great source of folic acid that aids in cell regeneration and the production of new cells in our bodies.
This berry juice is not only tasty, it also boosts your natural defence against getting sunburn, keeps your gut happy, as well as helping your body to produce new cells!
Skin Booster Juice Recipe with Strawberries
- A handful of strawberries
- 2 oranges
- 1 lemon
- 3 slices of ginger