If you’re like me, you would try to add the most veggies possible to your salad in hopes it would be tasty and pretty. Lucky for us, tomato and cucumber do more for you than make your salad colorful. Both vegetables are rich in water, vitamins, and antioxidants!
With those antioxidants, they help to internally fight against the free radical damage that plagues our skin. Cigarette smoke, air pollution, chemical pesticides, alcohol, and heavily processed foods can all expose you to free radical damage.
Free Radicals are basically unstable atoms that try to use the electrons in your skin (take electrons from the outer shell of your skins atoms) to add to themselves. (we learned this back in the day in chemistry)
The stress causes, in turn, damage to the living skin cells in your body.
When we prioritize foods like cucumber and tomato which are rich in vitamins, they help us gain the proper antioxidants. Our skin needs plenty of antioxidants to combat premature aging on a cellular level as well as visible aging.
Free radical damage will also irritate your inflammatory system, which has been proven to be a root to a series of inflammatory derived diseases in the body.
Tomato and cucumber are particularly good with vitamin c. Vitamin C is very helpful topically or orally when it comes to achieving the appearance of flawless skin. Vitamin C aids in tightening and brightening dull complexions.
Cucumber is specifically good for your digestive tract, its detoxifying properties cleanse and hydrate your internal organs. When you are properly cleansed it will allow your body to filter out more waste which means glowing skin for you!
So next time you wonder about cutting up those extra veggies, I say go for it! If they aren’t your favorite thing to eat, put them in a DIY mask or a green smoothie!
Here is a green smoothie recipe I like!
2 cup frozen spinach ( for texture)
1 cup cucumber
1 cup blueberries
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
+ Vitamin Supplement Powders
Mix with Coconut Water or Fresh Juice