Fresh air and sunshine have been keys to rejuvenating my health. Now that I’m here in Florida, I get plenty of both. With the increase in sun exposure, I’ve investigated how to prevent sunburn naturally. One of the ways I keep my skin protected is with juice. Not only is the recipe below great for your skin, but it’s also super hydrating and energizing…plus delicious!!!
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Watermelon Juice Benefits for Skin
Keeping a dietary intake high in antioxidants helps your skin tolerate the sun so it can synthesize vitamin D through sun exposure, a key nutrient for maintaining numerous bodily functions (1). Watermelon, red raspberries, and limes are all packed with antioxidants so are fantastic for this (2, 3, 4).
Watermelon is also high in lycopene which has been shown to help prevent sunburn and stave off other skin issues (5, 6). While tomatoes are lauded as the lycopene champions, watermelons contain 40% more than tomatoes (7).
Lycopene protects the skin by absorbing both UVA and UVB radiation (8). An occasional glass won’t do the trick; rather you’ll need a regular diet of watermelon (not too tricky) to allow your system the time to build up its lycopene stores to serve as a natural sunscreen.
Lycopene is also known to decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer, and age-related eye issues (9). As always, use caution with the sun. Don’t overexpose yourself, especially if you’re not accustomed to spending time in the sun. It’s always better to under-expose than over!
PURE Juicer: Best Cold Press Juicer
I made the Skin Saviour on the PURE Juicer! It’s, by far, the best cold press juicer on the market!
The PURE Juicer gives the best juice yield for any juicer I’ve ever used or trialed, hands down. It consistently provides 20-50% more than my other top juicers. Not only is it superior in volume yield, but its ability to extract the best nutrient values is unmatched. This juicer easily pays for itself over time both in produce cost savings and improved health!
What’s also great about this juicer machine is its ability to make so much more than incredible juice: smoothies, nice cream, sorbets, nut milk, seed and nut butter, baby food, cauliflower rice, milled grains, and even grinds coffee.
Constructed of high-gauge stainless steel, it’s built to last a lifetime and is backed by an astounding 12-year warranty. The PURE Juicer is truly at the top of the industry, and I unquestionably recommend it to anyone looking to invest in their long-term health.
Here’s the Recipe!Print
More Great Juices for Skin Health
Keep up the love with these other juices for skin health!
- Learn more about the benefits of pineapple for skin.
- Pomegranates are also awesome for skin health!
- Get your glow on with this juice recipe.
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