With cooling mint, anti-inflammatory ginger, antioxidant green tea, and detoxifying lemons, this drink will not only help sooth red, irritated skin from the inside out, but also make forgoing hot beverages (which can exacerbate facial redness) easier than ever.
4 cups water, divided
4 teabags green tea
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves, tightly packed
1/3 cup chopped fresh ginger
1/4 cup agave
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
lemon slices to garnish (optional)
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil before reducing to a simmer. Add the green tea bags, chopped mint, ginger, and agave and let steep 30 minutes.
Strain into a large pitcher, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Add the lemon juice and remaining water.
Refrigerate until chilled.
Serve over ice.
. Avoid hot showers or washing your face with hot water – both of which bring increased circulation to your skin.
. Rosemary contains ursolic and carnosic acids and plant compound with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so sprinkle it on vegetables and meats leberally!