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5 Beverages To Drink For Glowing Skin

By Natasha Wanigatunga·· 4 min read
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Everyone knows the saying, “You are what you eat,” but did you know that you’re also what you drink? Drinking healthy is essential for beautiful skin!

Here are five drinks that will help create radiant and healthy skin from the inside out.

Alkaline Water

Water is important in any form. It’s good to drink at least a liter every day. I recommend drinking alkaline water because it's easier for your body to absorb it. It also helps to balance your pH levels. Most people will see their pH levels are highly acidic from eating acidic foods, from being stressed, and from exposure to toxins in the environment, especially if you live in a big city. If your body becomes too acidic, it can cause problems with your skin. A body that has a balanced pH will also be able to fight off illnesses and diseases better.

A body that has a balanced pH will be able to fight off illnesses and diseases better.

If you hate the taste of plain water, making fruit infused water adds so many additional benefits. Try adding lemon, cucumber, and mint to your water for the perfect skin detox. Citrus fruits such as pineapples and oranges are great for a mood boost. And who doesn't love a raspberry and mint combo?

Kombucha

Kombucha is loaded with probiotics, which is healthy for your gut. A happy gut means healthy skin. Probiotics are so good for the gut because they help regulate the bowel system and keep bacteria in balance.

Probiotics are so good for the gut because they help regulate the bowel system and keep bacteria in balance.

My favorite kombucha is GT’S because there is no added sugar and the ingredients are so pure. Drinking organic kombucha may also improve the tone and clarity of your skin. You can even get creative by brewing your own kombucha or adding kombucha to homemade recipes for skincare!

Coconut Water

This delicious drink is so good for you! And, there’s only one ingredient in it! Coconut water keeps the skin hydrated, and hydrated skin is so important. Coconut water is loaded with potassium and vitamins, namely vitamin C and vitamin K. These vitamins help with collagen production. Coconut water also has a protein that encourages cell growth and activation. Coconut water is a great way to replenish electrolytes after a workout as well. 

Organic Juice

Juicing is one of the best ways to detox the body and digestive tract. There are so many benefits you can enjoy through juicing. When I can, I love to drink organic green juices. It's a great way to help reduce inflammation. In just one glass, you can intake an incredible amount of vitamins and minerals. 

Juicing is one of the best ways to detox the body and digestive tract.

Juicing helps the digestive tract and intake of nutrients. Add lemon, turmeric, ginger, and cayenne to speed up metabolism and keep energy levels high. Wheatgrass and other juices high in chlorophyll may prove to be beneficial for people with acne-prone skin.

Tea

Drinking tea is a great way to reduce inflammation. It also can help reduce stress levels. That is why tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world (second only to water). Coffee dehydrates the skin, so an Earl Grey tea or matcha may be a better choice for a morning or daytime boost. In addition to Earl Grey, some of my favorite teas to enjoy are dandelion, green, and ginger tea, each containing properties that may aid in digestion and gut health.

Coffee dehydrates the skin, so an Earl Grey tea or matcha may be a better choice for a morning or daytime boost.

Green tea is one of the most popular teas for the skin. It’s loaded with antioxidants that are believed to help fight sun damage from UV rays. Green tea is also used in many face masks and topical treatments.

Chamomile tea is another great tea for irritated skin and for dark circles. You can place tea bags directly on your skin to receive benefits. Chamomile may also help with acne, oily skin, and scars, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. 

Closing Thoughts

These are my favorite drinks for clear skin. Start drinking your way to clearer, glowing skin today!

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