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3 Juicing Recipes For Radiant Skin.

Three delicious juicing recipes for your skin, radiant and beautiful skin always comes from the inside-out.

Smoothie skin soother: a juice to help eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea

Calming and soothing ingredients such as cucumber and fennel can help to combat skin inflammation. Skin-calming antioxidants and anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids also work well here, so try piercing an evening-primrose- or borage-seed-oil capsule to enrich the juice.

Makes one large glass

1 large apple 1 large carrot ½ bulb fennel ¼ medium-sized cucumber ½ ripe avocado

1 borage-seed-oil capsule or evening-primrose-oil capsule

Juice the apple, carrot, fennel and cucumber, in their entirety, in a juicer before transferring the combined juices to a blender.

Add the avocado flesh and the contents of your chosen oil capsule, then whizz until smooth.

Greenie genie: a juice to help acne or problem skin

Alkalising green juices are especially beneficial for improving acne.

Go for ingredients such as asparagus, celery, parsley and watercress, and don't overload on high-fructose fruits.

Carrot juice, rich in beta-carotene, is also a useful addition, but try to keep the juices mostly green.

This is a deliciously light juice with a refreshing ginger tang.

The grassiness of the green ingredients is slightly sweetened by the apples.

Makes one large glass

2 medium apples 2 medium carrots 2cm (1in) cube ginger, unpeeled 4 small asparagus spears small handful parsley small handful freshly cut wheatgrass, or 1 level tsp of powdered greens, such as wheatgrass, chlorella or spirulina

Juice together all the ingredients, in their entirety, stirring in your chosen powdered greens (if using) just before serving.

Plumper skin perfecter: a juice for dry and mature skin

To tackle wrinkles, choose blueberries, blackberries, black grapes and dark cherries, all of which are rich in anthocyanidins. (The vitamin C in the fruit is also useful, supporting collagen and elastin fibres.

Blend these, though, as juicing removes their skins, which contain polyphenols and resveratrol (these phytonutrients have been linked to longevity because of their ability to slow down cell oxidisation).

You can add essential fatty acids to the mix by piercing an evening-primrose-oil and a natural-source vitamin-E capsule and add the liquid to the juice. Or simply add a dash of cold-pressed flaxseed, rapeseed or olive oil.

This is a fabulous and subtly flavoured juice, and one that you can make if you don't have a juicer, as you can use freshly pressed apple juice from a carton.

Makes one large glass

2 large apples, or 200ml (7fl oz) fresh apple juice generous handful seedless black grapes, approx 30 generous handful blueberries, blackberries or pitted dark cherries, approx 30 ½ tbsp cold-pressed flaxseed, rapeseed, walnut or olive oil

Juice the apples then transfer to a blender with the grapes and your choice of blueberries, blackberries or cherries.

Blitz until smooth. Stir in your chosen plant oil before serving.