The key to achieving healthy skin is to keep it well-hydrated. Your skin will look and feel healthy if it is hydrated from within, and detox water does exactly that. Water infused with fruit extracts and vitamins keeps your skin hydrated and nourished from the inside. It gives you a boost of hydration all through the day and keeps your skin healthy and happy. And, as a result, it appears plumper and softer than ever! Use more of water-based ingredients such as cucumber, watermelon cubes and mint leaves and drink it all day to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
Lemon, apple cider, aloe, honey and mint.
Recipe: Mix together 4 to 6 sliced strawberries and 1 sliced lemon with a small handful of basil in a glass jug. Add 1 liter of ice-cold filtered water. Leave to infuse for 30 minutes and enjoy!
KIWI, CUCUMBER AND MINT Slice one kiwi and one mediumsized cucumber into the jar. Add bruised mint leaves. Fill with water and leave for two hours. This detox water is great to combat bloating, and the cucumber, rich in vitamin C, helps the skin glow, and aids hair growth.
A refreshing drink to take with you on a hot day and detoxify on the go, make this green detox water with cooling cucumber cubes, lemon juice and fresh mint leaves. Fill a jar, bottle or pitcher with filtered water. Take one medium cucumber and dice it. Pour the cucumber cubes into the filtered water. Squeeze one whole lemon into the water and add some fresh mint leaves and a teaspoon of honey. Slice the other half of the lemon and put it in the water as well. Refrigerate for around three hours and have it chilled.
Strawberry Kiwi detox water.
Citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, grapefruits) - Citrus fruits play a key role in the formation of collagen due to their high Vitamin C content and are considered an anti-oxidant. Strawberry - Strawberries are rich in ellagic acid, folate, and vitamin C, each of which works to neutralize cell damage caused by free radicals. Ellagic acid also helps to protect the skin against UV damage. Apple - Apples are rich in malic acid, which helps to cleanse and soften the skin by renewing skin cells. Cucumber - Cucumbers are full of anti-oxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese. They are also hydrating which is essential for soft, supple skin. Mint - Mint is rich in anti-oxidants and flavonoids. Mint is known for soothing and healing inflammation and keeping acne at bay. Watermelon - Watermelon helps to flush the body of toxins and is full of anti-oxidants, which help to fight free radicals. Apple cider vinegar - Apple cider vinegar is rich in enzymes which help to balance bacteria in your gut. It also helps to promote weight loss by helping with digestion. Aloe vera - Aloe Vera is known for its healing properties when used topically on the skin. However, it can also be used internally to treat gut issues and can also help to promote clearer, brighter skin. Ginger - Ginger has plenty of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. It can be effective in keeping skin beautiful and glowing by reducing inflammation and keeping skin hydrated. Tropical Fruit (papaya, pineapple, kiwi, guava) - Tropical fruits are chock full of vitamin C that helps to defend skin against free radicals. Vitamin C also helps the body produce collagen. Papaya contains a large amount of vitamin A; an important enzyme that helps heal damaged skin by speeding up cell regeneration.