Food, stress, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalances can all lead to acne and breakouts, but we are all humans and that’s okay. While creams, serums and spot treatments are effective ways to treat our angry skin, a more holistic approach will not just clear out acne but also boost the immune system.
It’s time to address the situation internally for less stress on skin and the body. So here are 5 simple drinks to beat acne and inflammation and quench your thirst — for a smoother complexion, that is.
1. ACV, lemon juice and warm water
Squeeze some lemon juice and a table spoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and drink it in the morning or any other time of the day. This sour water boosts immune system, promotes collagen, improves digestion, helps absorb nutrients from foods and rebalances the pH of the stomach.
2. Green tea
Green tea has potent antioxidants that boost immunity, the health of the skin and overall well-being. You can also add some lemon and honey for a stronger kick. For more benefits, try matcha, which has 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea.
3. Turmeric milk
Our grandparents used to swear by haldi wala doodh all the time and turns out, they were actually right. Turmeric is made up of a compound named curcumin, which possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This trio promotes wound healing and helps to ward off acne, pimples and rashes. Add a pinch of black pepper to enhance its benefits and help your body to absorb all the golden goodness.
Other than its high probiotics content, kefir is an excellent source of protein and amino acids. This trio gives kefir its acne-fighting power.
5. Spearmint tea
Spearmint is known for its anti-androgenic and anti-inflammatory properties, which decreases sebum production and blemishes. Drinking spearmint tea can actually reduce the redness associated with acne, but, don’t go overboard and consume moderately.