9 Drinks That Will Improve Your Skin (Besides Water)

Forget fancy creams and serums. Drink your way to a natural glow with beverages that are good for your skin, instead. I'm not just talking about drinking water either (even though it's obviously recommended). There are plenty of other drinks out there that contain supercharged antioxidants that will leave your skin looking radiant. Don't waste your money on topical skin treatments when you can ingest these beauty benefits instead. Plus, they're pretty tasty to drink as well.

These options are guaranteed to help fight off aging, promote hydration, and leave your skin looking its best. While these drinks may not change your skin overnight, they do have amazing long term benefits that will help keep your skin looking better for longer. Who wouldn't want that? It's an easy, fool-proof way to achieve healthy skin. So, do your skin a favor, and grab a tasty smoothie or juice. Here are a few of my favorite drinks that contain amazing skin benefits.

1. Green Juice With Kale

Celebrities love green juice for a reason. It does absolute wonders for your skin. This powerful smoothie contains vitamin A, which helps promote cell growth and healthy turnover. It's great for those who want to achieve an effortless glow, according to Marie Claire. This mix also contains vitamin C and copper, which are essential for bright, healthy skin.

2. Soy Milk

You know that drinking soy milk is great for bone health, but did you also know that it can improve your skin? Soy milk contains isoflavones, which help protect your skin's collagen and prevents wrinkles, according to the United Soybean Board. This means that drinking soy milk will help keep your skin looking younger for longer.

3. Green Tea

As you may know, green tea is an excellent source of antioxidant. These powerful chemicals help protect your skin against pesky UV rays, as well as aid in decreasing redness and inflammation in the skin, according to beauty editor Dana Oliver at the Huffington Post.

4. Pomegranate Juice

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Amp up your skin by drinking a few glasses of pomegranate juice. This super fruit contains over twice as many antioxidants as green tea, according to the same Marie Claire article. It's great for those looking to defuse their fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve their skin tone.

5. Carrot Juice

Fresh-pressed carrot juice contains loads of beta-carotene, which amps up your skin's natural glow. Once ingested, this essential antioxidant is converted to vitamin A (retinol), according to nutrition writer Martina Cartwright for SF Gate, that can fight off wrinkles and other signs of aging.

6. Matcha Green Tea

Take regular green tea up a notch by drinking matcha green tea. This drink is a powerful source of antioxidants – almost ten times as much as green tea, according to Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD for Health. It provides amazing anti-aging benefits as well. It's even been suggested to slow the growth of cancerous cells.

7. Almond Milk

Not a fan of soy milk? Try almond milk instead! It contains vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from free radicals as well as vitamin B2 and B3 that aid in skin hydration and circulation. Basically, almond milk is a powerhouse of healthy benefits, according to beauty expert Sonia Kashuk in an article for Everyday Health.

8. Red Wine

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Wine lovers, rejoice! Red wine is actually good for your skin. Red wine contains proanthocyanidins (antioxidants found in red grapes) that help prevent sunburn, wrinkles, and possibly skin cancer, according to Eating Well. So, go ahead, and pour yourself another glass!

9. Detox Tea

If you're looking for a total body detox, turn to an everyday detox tea. These teas are made with special herbs that help regulate the kidneys, liver, and skin functions. As the toxins leave your body, you're left with a radiant glow, according to SHAPE.

EveryDay Detox Tea, $5.49, vitaminworld.com

Hydration, relaxation, and a healthy glow? I'll take three glasses, please.

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