Unless you're lucky enough to live in Southern California or the Australian Gold Coast, getting that all-over warm golden glow can be tough. Thankfully, for those of us in colder, less sunny climes, we've prepared a concoction of spices, fruits and vegetables to give your sun-starved skin the boost it needs.
This luscious potpourri of flavors and aromas builds on a number of ingredients sought after by herbalists and natural health practitioners for their positive effect on the skin. (Interestingly, skin is the largest organ of the body, weighing in at an average of 8 lbs!) Let's take a look at a few of the key ingredients:
Ginger: Thought to protect against aging and improve elasticity of the dermis (skin).
Turmeric: Said to possess anti-inflammatory qualities that calm overactive pores.
Carrots: Packed with beta-carotene - an antioxidant that repairs skin tissue.
Beets: High in folate, beets are said to stimulate the repair of skin cells.
We've taken this potent combo of Mother Nature's bounty and blended it with all-natural fruit flavors for a cup that'll make you feel like you've hit the beach at high summer. All that's missing is a beach umbrella. Simply divine.
Brewing Instructions: Warm the cup/pot with hot water. Pour freshly drawn boiling water over 1 rounded teaspoon (2.5 g) of leaves per cup and steep for 5 minutes. Enjoy!