An elixir for clear skin.
While applying my make up early on Monday morning in my unflatteringly magnified hand held mirror I was faced with dull looking skin, uneven skin tone and a couple of pesky red blemishes that had surfaced on my chin. I find my skin generally behaves itself but every now and then usually due to PMS, lack of sleep, stress or poor diet it needs a bit of added TLC! I often reach for a face mask of some description but I find the quickest and most effective way to get everything back on track is through juicing and more specifically this recipe from Jason Vale who is of course the king of juicing called a ‘Clear Skin Elixir’ which I have to say is miraculous and tastes pretty good too! I have one of these potions for breakfast everyday until I am happy my skin is back to it’s usual self, it usually takes about 3 days. I am fairly new to the concept of juicing but am completely converted, it was one of my many ‘being a better Bryony’ new years resolutions and one of few I have actually stuck to. I use my juicer every single day, mostly for breakfast and have referred to my Jason Vale: The Juice Master book religiously as evident from the splodges of juice splattered over each page! I have successfully been adventurous and tried lots of different juice recipes, I of course have my favorites-the Super Detox Smoothie is dreamy, and I do really believe that I can juice my way back to health with most concerns. Juicing is a brilliant way to boost your nutritional intake, you really could have the most extensive beauty regime but if your diet isn’t great your skin won’t be either. I am no saint, I am really enthused by healthy eating but also love a big slice of cake so proof that anyone can try juicing and incorporate it successfully into their health and beauty lifestyle.
What you need:
- Of course a juicer, mine is the Sage by Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer Pro
- A Blender
- 2 Apples
- 1 Handful of Spinach
- 1/4 of a medium Cucumber
- 1 stick of Celery
- 1/2 Avocado
- Ice (Optional)
How to do it:
- Place one whole Apple into your juicer.
- Pack in the Spinach, add the Cucumber, Celery and add the final Apple. Juice the lot.
- Slice the Avocado into the blender and then add the ice and juice. Blend.
Enjoy and reap the benefits of clear, glowy, gorgeous skin.