Today we’re going to take a look at three time-tested tea recipes that have been used for centuries to support the largest organ in your body – your skin – and keep it youthful and vibrant.
BUT FIRST, let’s examine this concept of “age” a little deeper.
The older I get, the more apparent it is that our Western culture is transfixed on the notion of youth and will go to just about any length to mask the laugh lines and gray hairs that come with living on this planet for awhile.
Psychologist Erik Erickson explains that the fear of aging keeps people from living full, abundant lives. He says,
“Lacking a culturally viable ideal of old age, our civilization does not really harbor a concept of the whole of life.”
Insecurity often accompanies the physical changes that our body experiences along its natural journey through time. But why not love these marks of maturity along with everything else?
Some cultures actually celebrate aging, seeing the passing of years as a sign of wisdom, evolution, and enhanced capacity for grace. People with true eyes for beauty can see beyond the flesh, engaging more with one’s soul and state of being.
How much joy and compassion can a person hold? How much childlike wonder and vigor?
This is the true measure of agelessness.
Ok, now for those wrinkle-reversing teas . . .
3 Teas That Promote Longevity and Nourish Your Skin
We talked to our friends at Annmarie Gianni Skin Care, who are experts in researching youth and anti-aging and they shared 3 ancient tea recipes that promote a youthful glow, from the inside out. Each of the herbs mentioned below has healthful, antioxidant qualities.
IMPORTANT: For each recipe, use equal parts and steep 2-3 times.
*Michelle and I like to use a french press or infuser mug to make teas from loose herbs—this allows us to finesse the portions to our liking.
Youthful Skin Tea for Oily Skin
For oily skin, use the following cleansing and cooling herbs.
• Lemon balm
• Burdock root
Youthful Skin Tea for Dry Skin
For dry skin externally, add juicy herbs to help support the skin.
• Marshmallow root
Youthful Skin Tea for Combination Skin
For combination skin, focus on nutrients and minerals to feed the skin.
• Dandelion root
• Nettle leaf
• Burdock root
If you really want to give your skin some lovin’, Annmarie Gianni Skin Care has an entire line of products dedicated to anti-aging, and are committed to using 100% natural, organic ingredients, all of which are healthful and nurturing.
Annmarie is a close friend (lives down the street) and she has put together a trial package so you can try any of 3 special sample kits that include some of their best-selling products. You can choose a sample kit based on your skin type: normal, oily, or dry.
These kits are $10 each AND when you order one (or more) you’ll receive a $10.00 off coupon that you can use for a future purchase. Annmarie Skin Care is also offering FREE SHIPPING for these kits—anywhere in the world.
For more information on their sample kits, click the link below:
Remember, it’s never too late to become young at heart and begin to see the world anew. The way we feel within can often times transform the way we show up in the world.
Founder, The Sacred Science
PS: Anyone who orders a sample kit today will also get Annmarie’s newly updated Toxic Free Home Guide. This is an in-depth, beautifully laid-out guide that exposes the worst and most common chemicals you can find throughout your house—in cleaning products, toiletries, even your couch—and shows you safe alternatives to use.