Joanna Vargas, the New York celeb aesthetician
of Michelle Williams and Naomi Watts, also likes clients to walk out with something else that whips their skin into shape: a handful of juice recipes.
Often the causes of problems like dark circles and acne are more than skin deep, says holistically-inclined Vargas, who noticed her own skin improve after swigging green juice instead of coffee. “Great skin’s a reflection of what one puts in their body and their digestion.”
So she created recipes like "Brighten Up" and "All Clear" as beauty boosters. By sipping a juice instead of a 4:00 Starbucks, clients started sending emails saying they were breaking out less, looking less puffy, and even digesting rich foods better, she says. “I noticed their skin seemed more hydrated, alive, and glowing.”
So which of Vargas’s juice recipe might be best for your beauty regimen? Check them out now...
This juice blend with beta-carotene-rich carrots and skin-clearing apple will help you kick the snacking habit and provide a line of defense against office-cupcake cravings. “Anyone can have amazing-looking skin, if they just take the steps. You can’t eat garbage, and have amazing skin,” says Vargas.
Beat the Sweets
Ginger to taste
This juice is great for every skin type. Detoxing parsley's great for stimulating the lymphatic symptom and reducing water retention. And spinach has vitamin F (AKA omega fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid), which is great for healthy functioning, glowing skin, says Vargas. The nutrients in apples, particularly the green ones, have a handful of skin benefits, including brightening and toning.
Handful of spinach
Handful of parsley
Bromelain, the enzymes in pineapple, promote good digestion and good skin. (Bromelain is even applied topically in skin-clearing masks and exfoliants.) Cucumber and apple are skin-purifiers that help boost hydration and alkalinity. They all work together to calm inflammation, which is present with acne, says Vargas.
Few slices or chunks of pineapple
This is Vargas's super-fresh answer to sodium-laced V8. "You notice such a difference in people's skin and health when they drink fresh-pressed juice. Even my clients in finance who work obscenely long hours, have rich dinners at night, and have to be at work at 6 a.m. Their skin regains its vibrance. I've threatened to call their assistants to have a juice delivered," she jokes. "Anyone has time for it."
1 kale leaf
1 collard leaf
Handful of parsley
1 stalk of celery
1/2 red pepper
1 broccoli floret
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