If you enjoy going for a HiFu facial every now and again, we bet you love doing your own skincare routines at home – and no doubt you prioritise clean eating to help protect your skin. After all, if your lifestyle isn’t up to scratch, your skin will soon start to let you know about it.
For those of you looking for something new to try to see if it can make a difference to the quality of your skin, what about doing a bit of research into kombucha? This has been doing the rounds of late and is being widely lauded for helping with skin conditions like acne – so if you’re in the middle of a breakout, this could be your saviour.
Basically, it’s a mix of tea, bacteria and sugar, and can be dated back 2,000 years all the way to ancient China where it was used to help fight inflammation and ease conditions like arthritis. But these days, people think it can help with all kinds of ailments, from acne and headaches to fatigue, constipation and hypertension.
It’s relatively easy to make yourself, although it might take a bit of practice for you to get the recipe just how you like it. All you need is an active starter culture of yeast and bacteria, some tea and some sugar. Use a glass jar to make the tea as it won’t react to the acidity of the brew and also won’t scratch easily (and thus harbour nasty bacteria).
If you have a ceramic jar or container, always check to see if the glaze used is food grade as it may contain lead otherwise.