It could be a girls’ night out, birthdays or a series of weddings, but we all have those moments in a year where we lose track of our diet. From fizzy drinks to alcohol, diet choices like simple carbs, fried foods, sugar, dairy and caffeine take over our day, making you feel bloated, hungover. The worst part? Dull skin and that feeling where you’re too irritated to talk to anybody. So I got thinking and wanted to bring you drinks that are NOT hangover cures but will help your system detox and get your skin glowing ASAP. Here’s are 5 natural drinks that help you detox after a party season. I also went and spoke to an dermatologist who says these drinks will help your skin glow naturally.
5 Drinks That Help You Detox After A Party Season And Get You Glowing Naturally!
A powerhouse of Vitamins A and C, Kale is synonymous with glowing skin (and good health). Vitamin A (found in most retinol creams) helps get rid of dull skin and promotes cell growth; while vitamin C is a potent skin brightener found in most serums. Since Kale is not easily available in India, you can buy the Trim Green Juice from Raw Pressery Cold Pressed Juice.
Made from soybeans, soy milk is a rich source of protein, and also has isoflavones that help protect and build skin’s own collagen (a building block of beautiful skin). “Since it mimics artificial oestrogen, a cup of soymilk is enough in a day,” advises Dr. Apratim Goel, Dermatologist, Cutis Skin Solutions, Mumbai. Dilute ½ cup soy milk with water to start out and then have it as is.
Cucumbers are 95% water and are a great way to stay hydrated through the day without the extra calories. They’re also rich in magnesium and potassium “that help maintain the pH balance of your skin and also decrease inflammation,” says Dr. Apratim Goel, Dermatologist, Cutis Skin Solutions, Mumbai. Add 1 cucumber (sliced), 2 lemons and 10-12 mint leaves to 2 litres of water. Drink through the day. Mix it up with the help of glass bottle like this one from Home Centre.
With twice the number of catechins and polyphenols than green tea, pomegranate juice is a boost for fibroblasts (cells under your skin) that actually produce collagen. “Pomegranate also helps firm up and brighten skin,” says Goel. Have it with a dash of chia seeds or try a pomegranate-grapefruit-beetroot smoothie. I absolutely love doing this in winters at my local juice waala’s shop but if you want to make it at home, here’s what you need to do…add ½ cup pomegranate, ½ cup beets and 1 grapefruit to a blender with ice. Blend. Strain. Drink.
A version of this article was first published on POPxo