Must-try immunity boost for the skin

Must-try immunity boost for the skin


Does your skin need an immunity boost?

Winter kind of just happened, one weekend we’re still making plans to spend a sunny morning at the beach, the next we’re cuddling up on the couch with a magazine. With the influx of cooler weather, it’s time to think about boosting our immunity for our overall health and wellbeing but also for our skin.

Our body’s first line of defence has a lot to contend with in winter, from cool outdoor temperatures, warm indoor heating, biting winds and the low hanging winter sun, all working together to strip our skin of its natural moisture.

To protect and nourish the skin from the inside out, try this recipe for a super skin care tonic for an instant immunity boost and skin glow. Five skin-loving, immunity-boosting (and mostly orange) ingredients make up this potent skin care elixir, try it once a week through the cooler months to reap the benefits!

Ingredients (for one serve)

2 oranges

3 carrots

Ginger (as much as you like)

1 tsp turmeric

Handful of pumpkin seeds


Vegetable peeler and knife



1. Peel and segment the oranges and peel and chop the carrots. Place in your juicer.

2. Peel and add the ginger.

3. Add your pumpkin seeds and a tsp of turmeric.

4. Juice – drink – glow.

The goods


Carrots are amazing for healthy and vibrant skin, full of beta-carotene that converts to vitamin A in the body, helping repair skin tissue1.


The vitamin C and citric acid found in a juicy orange help stimulate collagen production, great for slowing skin ageing and improving the skin’s integrity2.


Full to the brim with antioxidants, blitzing ginger into your skin care tonic reduces the effects of damaging free-radicals3.


The skin care spice, turmeric has oh-so-many skin loving benefits from helping form a natural healthy glow to reducing acne and inflammation with its antibacterial properties.

Pumpkin seeds

The high levels of zinc in pumpkin seeds place them in the skin care superfood category, protecting skin cells and promoting healthy skin renewal.