This is one of the easiest and most cost effective things you can do for your complexion (as well as fending off the flu, headaches, fatigue and a whole slew of other aliments that make you feel crummy).
Two ingredients (maybe 4 depending on you)
2-4 cups water
1-2 inch piece of raw ginger peeled and sliced.
add sliced ginger to the water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for at least 10 minutes. Add honey and/or lemon if desired.
Ginger tea helps your skin by:
Reducing inflammation (goodbye bloated face and puffy eyes)
Stimulating your digestive system (when everything flows your skin glows... I didn't start out meaning for that to rhyme).
Stimulating your metabolism (brighter eyes, rosy cheeks)
Ginger is known to have more than twelve types of anti-oxidants, making it useful for treatment of many disorders. Like other spices, it has aphrodisiac properties and is used widely for medicinal purposes.
This herb contains essential oils, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin C, choline, folate, inositol, manganese, panthotenic acid, silicon, and a small amount of vitamin B3.
Okay, so I know for most of you this would count as early spring apparel but here in Florida we see a lot of "chilly" and very little "cold". This type of layering is perfect for the current conditions (high 70's / low 80's).
Everything here was thrifted with the exception of the worn Gap jeans (which were hijacked from my oldest). The Thorogood boots (found on Ebay) were the most expensive and still a deal costing me roughly $44.00.
Armani Exchange sweater- $6.00
Vintage cross stitch purse - $3.00
Cotton bustier type camisole (best way to describe it - love this piece!)- $5.00