You may have heard people on TV or friends talking about “juicing.” People can be REALLY into it for all sorts of reasons. You’ll find the Glow team talking about juicing for two key reasons: the healthy skin benefits and the added cleansing effect after a massage.
Like a monthly facial visit to Glow Med Spa can keep your skincare regiment updated and customized for the season and personal daily experiences impacting your skin; adding more alkaline-producing foods to your diet (versus acid producing foods), helps optimal internal health and leads to glowing, healthy skin. It’s been researched to show that highly acidic foods tend to create an imbalance in your body’s pH levels and can be a cause of acne.
Alkaline-Producing Foods Include:
- Olive oil
- Citrus fruits
- Sea Salts
Acid-Producing Food Examples:
- Soft drinks & coffee
- Red meat
- White sugar
We aren’t dieticians recommending an eating plan, but why not toss in some more alkaline foods to your diet and see how it helps your skin from the inside out. An easy way to get a daily dose of alkaline-producing fruits and veggies is some green juice. If you already have a juicer at home try one of these recipes. If not, swing by Elwood Thompson’s new juice bar!
Alkaline-Producing Juice Ingredients:
- Broccoli rabe
- Green apple
Elizabeth, our Master Esthetician, recommends:
- Handful of spinach
She also notes that a bit of lemon is good for the lymphatic system and parsley is great for fresh breath and reducing strong body odors.
Who knew? Right… So, drink up your veggies and let us know what you think next time you come in for a facial or massage. We’re certain to have a new recipe to recommend!