As the seasons transition, our skin can be the first to come in the firing line, and lit seems our summer glow is the first to go. Now that temperatures have also taken a turn for the somewhat nippier, we've been looking for ways to switch out our green juices without compromising on our nutrient intake, and we think we may found the perfect answer - Superfood Lattes!
Here’s the low down on how to Drink your Beauty, with a little help from our superfood friends!
BANISH BREAKOUTS! - SPICED PUMPKIN LATTE. BANISHED
Nothing says autumn like a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but dodge the starbucks variety with it's sugar laden syrups for the IRL pumpkin puree version. Pumpkin is pretty much your skin's perfect companion, containing not only vitamins A, C and D but also the immune-boosting, cold-busting Zinc. This mineral can also helps to reduce and control inflammation, therefore healing any unwanted break outs that little bit quicker! Pumpkin also contains amino acid tryptophan, wonderful at sending you into a deep and restful sleep - and there's nothing quite like beauty sleep to freshen up complexions!
To make a healthy pumpkin spiced latte (we're talking real pumpkin), we have found the perfect recipe for you here.
This warming latte is going to boost circulation and help to fight off looming breakouts, with the added benefit of purifying cinnamon.
GOODBYE INFLAMMATION! - MINT MATCHA LATTE.
Matcha, Matcha, Matcha! Where do we begin with our love for matcha! Not only is it known for its anti-inflammatory properties- it can help with nearly every skin type! It has even been rumoured to help reduce redness from conditions such as acne and rosacea, as well as increasing cellular turnover for a rejuvenated complexion. You can also get your fix of the green stuff in our Super Skintox treatment as topical application can help regulate oil production.
The recipe we've chosen also contains mint, great for aiding digestion. When digestion slows, this can very quickly reflect in our skin's health (in particular forehead congestion). Click here for the quick recipe.
NO MORE AGEING - GOLDEN MILK/TURMERIC LATTE.
It seems that the list of benefits for turmeric are never-ending, so we could hardly leave it out! To name just a few of our favourites, turmeric is most well known for being super anti-inflammatory for the body as a whole, calming any symptoms brought on by stress. It is also rumoured to delay the premature signs of ageing, slowing down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
And if that wasn't enough it's pro at flushing out toxins, perfect as we approach the busy festive social season. During this time, it can definitely help to have a bit of backup when it comes to hangover damage control.
Due to the afore mentioned anti-inflammatory properties, studies have shown turmeric can help ease menstrual pain. A time where we can all suffer from hormonal skin, it not only helps chill skin out, but also to ease the dreaded cramps! What could be better!
THE MAGIC DETOX - CHARCOAL LATTE.
And last but definitely not least, charcoal. The latest superfood ingredient to shoot to stardom, whitening our teeth, healing our hangover and unplugging our blackheads (all at the same time hey). And now we've cottoned on to the the delicious charcoal latte! If you check out our A-Z of superhighvibeskin you can read about how it works wonders topically, but as for drinking charcoal? Well, we know it's known for being detoxifying, and can be the real cure for overindulgence (what’s not to love)! Consuming charcoal helps absorb any unwanted toxins from your body, binding them and helping them leave the body without causing damage therefore stopping breakouts before they even reach the skin! Perfect Sunday Brunch goals if you ask us.
Best of all with this recipe you can make one up at home in five quick minutes!
LINKS FOR YOU TO PICK UP YOUR INGREDIENTS TO START MAKING LATTES!