Detox water drinks aren't just for weight loss and overall health – they also serve another awesome purpose and that is to give you radiant skin! You know the old saying…you are what you eat! These 5 DIY detox water recipes will cleanse your insides, and flush out nasty toxins to reveal beautiful, glowing, and radiant skin on the outside!
5 DIY Detox Water Recipes
When it comes to detox waters, it's important to focus on fruits and veggies that enhance the skin:
Citrus Fruits (Lemons, limes, grapefruits): Packed with vitamin C, these fruits help with collagen production and can prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet.
Strawberries: Rich in ellagic acid, folate, and vitamin C, strawberries help to neutralize cell damage caused by free radicals.
Apples: Rich in malic acid, apples help to cleanse and soften the skin by renewing cells.
Cucumbers: Packed full of antioxidants, cucumbers are super hydrating and skin plumping.
Mint: Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, mint is known for soothing and healing inflammation and keeping acne away.
Watermelon: Helps flush the body of toxins and helps fight free radicals. Also hydrates and moisturizes.
Aloe Vera: Although known for its healing properties when applied to the skin, when ingested, aloe vera helps to brighten the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Known for its healing properties, apple cider vinegar helps to balance bacteria in your gut and promotes weight loss.
Ginger: Reduces inflammation and keeps skin hydrated thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Tropical Fruits (Papayas, pineapples kiwis, guavas, etc…): Most tropical fruits are packed full of vitamin C which helps to fight against free radicals and also helps boost collagen.
#1. Cucumber, Lemon, & Mint Detox Water
- 12 cups of filtered water
- 1 medium organic cucumber
- 2-3 small organic lemons
- 10-12 organic mint leaves
Slice cucumber and lemons. Chop up mint leaves and add all ingredients to filtered water. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
#2. Strawberry Kiwi Detox
- ½ gallon cold water
- 2 kiwis
- 6 strawberries, sliced
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Drink within the first 48 hours.
#3. Apple Cinnamon Detox Water
- 1 to 2 liters of water
- 1 lemon
- 5 strawberries, sliced
- 1 apple, sliced
- Handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- Handful of ice
In a big pitcher, pour water and ice. Stir in the rest of the ingredients consume!
#4. Lemon & Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Water
- 1-2 cups of water (room temperature or hot are both fine)
- 1 lemon, juiced and sliced
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. aloe vera
- 1 tsp. honey (optional for sweetness)
Combined all ingredients in a glass or mason jar. Can be consumed warm or cold.
#5. Watermelon Mint Detox Water
- 1-2 liters of water, depending on how strong you want it to taste
- Part of 1 watermelon
- 1 lemon or lime
- A handful of fresh mint leaves (approx. 10-13)
- Ice cubes
Cube the watermelon, and add it to a pitcher. Then, slice your lemon or lime and add to the watermelon. Pour water, mint leaves, and ice cubes.
For a healthy gut and radiant skin, try to drink at least one glass of any of the above recipes right after waking up.
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