Updated: Sep 29
Would you believe the way to boost your energy is actually the same way to glowing clear skin?
After months of terrible eating and a "convenient" diet, I started to lose my energy. Building a business and being a mother is extremely time-consuming and I was constantly trying to find the easy way out of the kitchen by ordering out; or worse, eating chips or processed foods for dinner. This unhealthy lifestyle resulted in a huge loss of energy, extreme exhaustion by 6:30 pm, and consistent breakouts. I had assumed the mask was the culprit of these breakouts, but to my surprise, my congested cheeks had everything to do with my diet; I should have known better but I was most likely in denial.
My desperate attempt to regain my energy led to the juicing detox. When you eat food your body requires a lot of energy to break down the food and find the nutrients. Consumption of processed foods has your body working overtime. When you juice your body is preserving energy because it does not have to work so hard to break down the food. By day one I had enough energy to purge my entire apartment and completely reorganize every room.
In addition to gaining my energy, juicing cleared my "maskne"! I assumed wearing a mask day in and day out was the reason for the sudden breakouts on my cheeks and chin. I would get rid of one blemish only to welcome another. It was repetitive and frustrating. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the liver plays a key role in clearing the skin. The liver is responsible for ridding the body of toxins. Toxins can come from food, alcohol, the environment, etc. When the liver becomes overwhelmed with toxins it recruits other body parts to help eliminate the toxins aka the skin. This explains why you wake up with a new zit after a night of binge eating or after eating that slice of pizza. Since my diet only consisted of processed foods could you imagine how hard my liver was working to eliminate those toxins? It explains the burn-out feeling I was experiencing and my constant breakouts. After filling my body with pure raw nutrients, vitamins, and minerals for 3 days straight, my skin began to reap the benefits. Juicing cleared my skin completely after one week.
Skinfood is a real thing! Fruits and vegetables all have specific benefits and knowing their roles can help you create the perfect all-natural juice for your needs. The following foods were the main ingredients in my juicing detox.
Contains powerful antioxidants that protect from inflammation and the break down of collagen.
Contains a water content percentage above 90%. They are extremely hydrating and are high in mineral silica which aids in fighting inflammation. Those who have skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema will benefit from these properties.
Benefits: Dehydrated skin, sensitive inflamed skin
Loaded with vitamin A, C, and K. It can protect your skin from UV radiation, promotes collagen production, accelerates the regeneration of your damaged skin, and removes free radicals from the body.
Benefits: Sun damaged skin, helps heal dark spots & anti-aging
Antioxidants, Vitamin C, and fiber. Consuming the vitamins and minerals found in strawberries help to fight off oxidative stress and inflammation. Those who consume loads of vitamin C are found to have fewer wrinkles. Strawberries also help to regulate digestion aiding in the proper elimination of toxins.
Benefits: Blemish prone skin, anti-aging
Contains 40 antioxidant elements! Evens skin tone promotes collagen production, improves elasticity, improves blood flow, rejuvenates skin, relieves indigestion, CLEANS the liver, etc. Ginger is a powerhouse.
Benefits: every and all skin concern