4 Recipes To Repair Sunkissed Skin
Let's check-in; how's your tan doing? During the summer, we are fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in the sun. Hooray, free vitamin D! But, not so fast. That prized golden tan you worked so hard for could be harmful to your health. Tanned skin happens when your skin cells start to die due to damage from exposure to UV rays. Yikes!
It's always wise to protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen (Tip: Buying makeup with SPF included is a great hack to remember to protect your skin), but we can also protect our skin from the inside. Surprisingly, many foods are known to promote healthy skin. For the love of your skin, we created a shortlist of summer recipes featuring skin-healthy foods!
Turmeric Infused Pineapple Smoothie
This smoothie is a tropical escape, made from a delicious blend of ingredients known to help your body mount a healthy inflammatory response. The MVP of this smoothie - Turmeric!
When it comes to building a healthy response to inflammation, turmeric is one of the best spices in the world. Many studies cite its potential for helping with symptoms related to inadequate inflammatory response or if the body's inflammatory system reacts to a stimulus for too long.
Skin damage is mainly inflammatory, so eating an ingredient known to help promote healthy inflammation is a no-brainer this summer
Turmeric's healthy inflammatory benefits are why we included this powerful ingredient in our supplement Curcumin-SR™. Curcumin-SR™ promotes a healthy inflammatory response, using a unique ingredient form that allows your body to absorb more turmeric, therefore giving your body access to all its health benefits. *
Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
- 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds, plus extra for garnishing
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Lychee Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger Syrup
Lychees have unique skin-health benefits. This fleshy fruit is known to reduce wrinkles, dryness, and other signs of early aging. It's tasty with a grape-like texture; that's why we think it is the perfect addition to any summer salad. Paired with other skin-healthy ingredients, such as ginger and mangoes - this cooling salad is basically a spa day for your skin!
We know a thing or two about the powerful skin benefits of the lychee fruit. That's why we include it in our healthy aging supplement Oligonol®. As a powerful antioxidant, this supplement offers unmatched benefits for skin aging and protection. *
Time: 23 minutes
- 1/2 cantaloupe
- 1 tbsp ginger, shredded 1 tablespoon ginger, shredded
- Eight lychees, peeled, stones removed, halved eight lychees, peeled, stones removed, halved
- Two sprig mint two sprig mint
- 1/2 pineapple 1 half pineapple
- 1 mango, sliced one mango, sliced
- 1/4 cup lime, juiced one quarter's cup lime, juiced
- 2 tsp lime, zested two teaspoon limes, zested
- 1/2 cup caster sugar one half cup caster sugar
Who could say no to a summer tea party? Besides refreshing, tea possesses many antioxidant benefits and mood-enhancing properties, especially when people drink it as part of their sleep routine. This is also why we use green tea in our healthy aging supplement, Oligonol!
After a long day in the sun, give your skin some much-needed recovery!
Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
- 14 cups water, divided
- Six black tea bags
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
- 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
- 1 cup tequila, optional
- Optional: Fresh mint leaves and lemon or lime slices
Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup
Collagen is a hot ingredient lately. It's known to help maintain skin elasticity and hydration. But did you know there are foods you can eat that support your body's natural ability to produce collagen? Avocados are rich in vitamin E and omega 3, two nutrients known to support collagen production. There are many ways to enjoy avocado, but we think this Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup is cool, refreshing, and perfect for a hot summer day!
If boosting your collagen to achieve glowing skin is one of your goals, check out Juvecol®, the most complete collagen supplement currently on the market.
Time: 10 minutes
- Handful baby spinach
- ½ avocado
- One scallion (, roughly chopped)
- One tablespoon mellow white miso
- Five basil leaves
- ½ English cucumber (, chopped (and peeled if using a low-speed blender))
- One tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- ½ teaspoon liquid aminos or tamari
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Pinch white pepper
- Pinch ground ginger
Healthy skin truly starts from within. So, treat your skin to one of these complexion-friendly recipes today.
If you want a boost to help you achieve your skin goals, you can step your game up by adding one (or all) of our skin health supplements to your wellness routine: Yellow and Black Turmeric with Curcumin-SR™, Oligonol®, and Juvecol®.