By now, most of you know that skin health is a major priority in my life, and that I'm meticulous about how I tend to my face. But to a large degree, how clear, glowy, and luminous our skin looks is a result of what's going on internally. Supplementing a diet rich in whole foods with those that work specifically to nourish the skin is key to achieving a fresh complexion and true inside-out radiance. And because you guys are loving on all things latte-inspired right now, I felt inspired to blend a latte with serious beautifying benefits using a few of my favorite, most potent skin-soothers. The result is this swoony, velvety hibiscus infusion laced with rosewater, collagen, pearl, and cult-favorite Beauty Butter.
HIBISCUS | For a cell-deep dose of anti-aging antioxidants and vitamin C. Hibiscus brightens and heals the skin, supports detoxification and elimination, tames excess heat and inflammation, and pacifies the always-in-overdrive nervous system for less stress and more bliss. All essentials for that coveted lit-from-within glow.
COLLAGEN | If you've yet to jump on the bandwagon, now is the time. Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin and other connective tissues, and as we age the naturally-occurring levels within our body begin to decrease, causing skin to age, wrinkle, and dull. Supplementing with collagen helps to repair and heal damaged skin tissue, creates a plumping effect, and adds an overall glow. Collagen also serves to rebuild the digestive lining, in turn elevating our gut health, which is of course intimately connected to skin health.
ROSEWATER | When ingested, rosewater has a calming, cooling, hydrating, and inflammation-fighting effect on the skin. It also deeply nourished the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety for fewer emotionally-charged breakouts and bouts of inflammation.
PEARL | At first glance, supplementing with pearl sounds extravagant, expensive, and very much on the trendy, unsubstantial side. And while it does feel undeniably luxurious, it's not as costly as one would assume and is an ancient beauty ritual long revered in Asian cultures (who generally boast the most amazing complexions). Powdered pearl is rich in beautifying antioxidants, enzymes, and minerals, and contains signal proteins that stimulate the natural regeneration of collagen. After just a few days of consistent use, I always notice positive differences in my skin tone and clarity.
BEAUTY BUTTER | A favorite beauty-boosting treat for hydrated, clear, glowy skin. Pearl Butter's Beauty Butter is a mix of stone-ground and impossibly dreamy coconut butter (which alone is incredibly nourishing for the skin), antioxidant-rich pink dragonfruit, pearl powder, and collagen. Swoon.
HIBISCUS ROSE BEAUTY LATTE
- 1/2 tsp organic hibiscus powder
- 1 tbsp Bulgarian rosewater
- 2 tbsp collagen peptides
- 1/2 tsp pearl powder
- 1.5 cups warmed unsweetened nut/seed milk
- 1-2 tbsp Pearl Beauty Butter (can substitute with regular coconut butter, if needed)
- Optional: touch of raw honey
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process on medium-high for 60 seconds. Pour, sip, and savor.
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