Be A Green Machine

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Akar is a firm believer that while it's important to have a strong skincare routine, it's just as important to fuel your body with the best possible nutrients that promote healthy skin. We've shared juice recipes, talked about the importance of super fruits, but this time, we are going to discuss the importance of eating your GREENS! We know, to some, eating "greens" sounds boring and gross. However, below are a few of the top greens for your skin & some delicious ways to prepare them. 

Dark Leafy Greens for Glowing Skin:

About the Green:
Swiss Chards & Kale are the more popular dark, leafy greens & the top sources of Beta Carotene which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to repair and renew damaged skin, leaving it looking more youthful and glowing. 

Easy Recipe Tip:
The easiest way to enjoy chards & kale is with a salad. We love this recipe we found on Cooking Light/My Recipes: Lemony Kale Salad

Avocados for Healthy, Hydrated Skin:

About the Green:
Did you know that the avocado is ranked by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most nutritious fruit?? Rich in Vitamins A, C, E & K, it also is full of the "good fats" that are great for heart health, as well as, beautiful skin. Avocados are known to hydrate & protect your skin. 

Easy Recipe Tip:
One of our favorite ways to enjoy avocado is in our morning omelet or even spread on a slice of whole-grain toast. 

Cabbage Keeps You Blemish Free:

About the Green:
The long and short of it is that cabbage is excellent for your liver. Cabbage's antioxidants detoxify your liver, minimizing the buildup of toxicities in the bloodstream that could lead to blemished and dull skin.
Easy Recipe Tip:
Coleslaw is delicious & its main ingredient is cabbage! We found this healthy & tasty Simple Seedy Slaw recipe on Cookie + Kate that we thought you'd love to try. 

Arugula for Plump Skin:

About the Green:
Arugula is high in sulfur, which is an extremely effective supplier of collagen in the skin. Arugula is known to help plump your skin to look more youthful & radiant. 

Easy Recipe Tip:
Spice up your appetite with this incredible recipe we have tried from Eating Well for a Grilled Chicken Taco Salad. It's the perfect way to make your arugula ventures a little more flavorful!

It's been said that the darker the green, the higher percentage of nutrients to benefit your health... so try these new recipes to ensure you are fueling your body to have the most beautiful skin possible!


Akar Skinprides itself in sourcing highest grade natural ingredients that are organic, wild harvested or gathered from the Tibetan plateau. Being 100% natural means every Akar product is biocompatible with the body, enhancing your skin's ability to repair and renew itself. Indulge in nature's finest. Experience a moment of tranquility in your self-care routine. Unwind and let Akar reveal your best skin. 

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