Our Plant Powered Beauty Smoothie includes ingredients to help hydrate and nourish your skin from the inside. According to this study done by dermatologists and biogerontologists, the best way to have healthy skin is to practice adequate prevention methods. Once damage to the skin is done, it can be hard to reverse it. Regular exercise, a diet high in antioxidants, adequate sleep, hydration, and the use of sunscreen will also help your skin be as healthy as possible.
Not only is the skin the largest organ in the body, an organ of protection, regulation, and sensation. The skin helps regulate body temperature and is our first defense against germs (not all bacteria is bad!) and the elements. The skin has an extensive network of nerve cells that detect and relay changes in the environment. Because it plays such an important role in our overall health and well-being, it’s crucial to keep our skin healthy and functioning properly.
So, send some love to your complexion with our Plant Powered Beauty Smoothie– each sip will leave your skin luminous and replenished.
The Three Layers of our Skin
The skin consists of three layers, each performing vital functions for our body. The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, is responsible for protection, cell creation, and the production of melanin which is what gives your skin its color. Our nerve endings and blood vessels are found in the dermis, the middle layer of skin. The dermis is also responsible for hair growth as well as sweat and oil production. Last, but not least is the hypodermis, where subcutaneous fat is stored. The hypodermis regulates our body temperature and is what attaches the dermis to the muscles and bones.
Probiotics benefit the Skin in Three ways:
- They may act as a protective shield by preventing bad microorganisms from provoking an immune reaction.
- They may produce natural antibiotics called antimicrobial peptides that combat bad bacteria.
- They may boost the skin’s functionality in dealing with external damaging factors including free radicals, sun, and pollution.
- May firm skin
- May reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- May leave skin silky and smooth
Superfoods for your Skin
Cucumber has been shown to help reduce inflammation “by inhibiting the production of prostaglandin, the inflammatory compound.” Cucumbers may protect the skin from sun damage because they contain flavonoids, tannins, and vitamin C. Furthermore, cucumbers provide excellent hydration for the body, which may help reduce wrinkles.
Pineapple, Honey Dew, & Lime
These three ingredients are rich in Vitamin C promoting collagen synthesis which helps keep the skin taut and wrinkle-free. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, some research indicates that it may protect your skin against sun damage.
This sea-foam colored powder is a type of oceanic algae that contains a wide array of nutrients. Spirulina may help with warding off free radicals and eliminating toxins from the skin, increasing skin metabolism to enable faster skin cell turnover and skin healing, and helping prevent candida bacteria overgrowth that can cause acne breakouts.
The anti-inflammatory properties in peppermint can help reduce redness caused by acne and may help prevent build-up of bacteria that can clog pores.
- 1/2 cup Plantiful Tropical Fruit
- 1/2 tsp spirulina
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
- 2 mint, large fresh leaves
- 2 cups honeydew chunks
- 1 cucumber, large
- Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.