The Best Natural Skin Radiance Secret by Cecille Swayneson
‘Your skin is amazing’ my mother said in amazement. I instantly brightened. My mother was not the most verbal or demonstrative when it came to giving compliments, so of course, I was thrilled to hear words of appreciation. ‘Oh wow! Thanks Mom, you are the one who turned me on to the best natural skin radiance secret…carrot juice,‘ I responded.
I remembered the second time someone commented on my skin. I was completely taken aback by the young boy who had issued the compliment; his tone of voice and facial expression were priceless. Also, his choice of words struck a cord within me. He said, ‘Lady, your skin is sooo clean.’ Clean was the operative word. An unusual term for a young boy to use to describe one’s skin. ‘Thank you, I said, compliments of carrot juice.’
Why Carrots Are The Mother Ship: Carrots are a super duper high source of vitamin A, providing 180% or thereabouts of your daily requirement in one med/large carrot. They are packed with beta-carotene (an antioxidant) that converts to vitamin A within your body, which helps to repair skin tissue and slows the cells aging process. One glass of carrot and a cup of coffee can hastily and powerfully eliminate waste, so be careful you give yourself ample time to enjoy your juice and coffee before dashing out the door for work or there could be serious consequences.
I don’t profess to drink carrot juice every day or monthly for that matter. I go through what I call phases: Sometimes I feel the need to drink carrots anywhere from a week to a month or a few months. Recently I started up again. The mere fact that you are drinking a 12oz glass filled with carrots, ginger, apple and cucumber automatically fills you with a sense well-being and gratitude. It’s incredible that finding time to make a concoction of juice can be positively far reaching. Almost immediately after ingesting the juice (well, I can only speak for myself), I feel,’ Wow! my body loves this’, because the serge of well being is apparent, a recognition that energy have shifted in an appreciative manner. My theory… anything which makes you feel better and is good for you is a keeper. Also this is one of the best if not the best skin care regime ever. Picture of my skin on carrot juice below.
A professional facial can never, ever give you the natural moist, luminous glow a couple glasses of carrot juice is capable of achieving. Never. The last time I had a professional facial was in 2004; Case in point, natural is the real thing.
Photos: Cecille Swayneson