I am the first person to say that beauty is not something that can be addressed from skincare alone. I surf tons of blogs and articles on the nutritional aspect of beauty, and in my search is how I first met Joy McCarthy. She has a wonderful blog that provides excellent information on health and wellness, but also of course, how this relates to great skin. It’s filled with words of wisdom as well as (my favorite) delicious, nutrition-packed recipes (and they’re usually quick and easy to do!).
So, after much chat and finally meeting her in person, I was dying to ask her to guest blog and give my readers a recipe for beauty. And, in this season of transition, we thought something for skin hydration would be perfect….enjoy!
It’s been a long Canadian winter but spring is finally here and this means it’s time for lighter clothes and showing off some skin. If the winter has left you with dry, flaky, rough skin, you may be a little bit shy to show it off, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of keeping it hidden under clothes, you can hydrate from the inside and get your glow on from the outside.
No matter how much you slather on the lotion (which always helps for immediate hydration), if you eat mostly cooked foods, don’t drink enough water and avoid good fats, then your skin will always look zapped of moisture. I have just the recipe to help with saturating your skin with moisture that is uncooked, full of hydration and even has some good fat. All in one refreshing, sweet and satisfying drink to feed that thirsty skin.
1 litre of filtered water
1 soft avocado, peeled, seed removed
Juice of 3 limes
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
4-5 drops of stevia
Place all ingredients into your blender. Blend until fully combined and enjoy with a sprig of mint. Makes five to six cups. Store in the fridge for one to two days.
Joy McCarthy, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach of Joyous Health, loves to inspire others to eat well and live well. She is the co-creator of Eat Well Feel Well, a holistic nutrition and yoga program in Toronto. Joy welcomes your questions or comments.