You’ve just spent the weekend eating chocolate, haven’t you? After we told you last week to eat it in moderation and what was really behind your acne flair ups. So now you need to detox from all that chocolate overindulgence. And since April is also IBS Awareness month and we’ve talked about how a healthy gut helps healthy skin, we’ve come up with a great water recipe to help you detox, aid your digestion system and aid your skincare and clear up bad skin.
Cucumber, Ginger, Mint with Added Lemon and Lime Detox Water
What You’ll Need
1 cucumber thinly sliced
2 peeled ginger roots
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 lime, cut into wedges
10-12 fresh mint leaves
250ml per serving of filtered water
1 sachet of help: clear skin
What To Do
Thinly slice your cucumber, chop your lemons and limes into wedges, place in a 250ml mason jar, add the mint leaves, fill with filtered water. Grate the ginger and add to the water. Leave to infuse and chill for a couple of hours. Before serving add a sachet of help: clear skin to prevent further breakouts.
Why It’s Good For You
Cucumbers are diuretics which can help avoid water retention, thus reduce bloating. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties and Vitamin K which is essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which helps the body heal wounds and bruises.
Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of stomach problems, including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and nausea. It also helps stimulate saliva, bile and gastric juice production to aid in digestion.
Mint is a great palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation.
Adding lemon and lime to your water will help flush out toxins from your digestive tract.
Combining these ingredients will help maintain a healthy gut and lead to less flair ups and problem skin.
Add help: clear skin
By adding a sachet of help: clear skin to your detox water you are also adding PravENAC™ which is a proprietary Lactoferrin–based anti-acne supplement specifically formulated to help improve skin. The active ingredients in the formula include aloe vera and zinc gluconate and they provide antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help you achieve and maintain normal acne-free skin.
You can read more about Lactoferrin and it’s many benefits here. Each 3.5g skin food supplement sachet contains 200mg of Lactoferrin, the full recommended daily intake.
Help: clear skin is a simple soluble formula that’s really easy to use every day. Just mix with water, drink and go! It’s that simple.
Each sachet also contains a prebiotic oligofructose which is a source of soluble fibre extracted from the chicory root. Which is another great ingredient to aid your detox and digestion system.