Water is my best friend.
I drink bottles and bottles of ice cold water all year round. I know it's not really economical to guzzle down so many water bottles a day so I've been trying my best to limit my bottle intake. What's been making it easier for me to do that is the cold weather. The past few weeks in SoCal has been unusually cold and I've been reaching for my hot teas more than my cold waters. I have been drinking about 5 cups of tea a day. What's so great about teas for me is their health benefiting properties.
I did a post a few months ago about Yogi's Skin Detox Tea. I went to the extreme and was drinking that 3 times a day and sometimes double bagging my drink. I'll go to the extreme for great skin! I lasted one week doing that. The rose fragrance of the tea made me so nauseous I didn't touch that tea for the following couple weeks after. I did notice my skin became more "glowy" and hydrated while I was double bagging and drinking 3 times a day, but my body couldn't take that much tea in any longer. After a few weeks went by I decided to give it a try again. I drink it in moderation now, about once or twice a day with a single tea bag and it's much more tolerable. I don't see any drastic results on my skin in that moderation, but it doesn't do any harm. I've recently just finished up all 6 boxes of the Skin Detox tea, and just restocked on 6 more boxes! So, needless to say, I really like it and it's part of my daily life now.
I also drink lots of green tea. I prefer the green teas sold in Asian stores because it's not as bitter. I wanted to try more of Yogi teas. Yogi has a tea for everything, like EVERYTHING! They have tea for bedtime, detox, positive energy, women's energy, stress release, snack tea, throat comfort, revitalize, and many more! All there teas have rave reviews so I decided to try another one and I opted for the Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life. It's supposed to aid in your diet and suppress cravings while having all the other benefits of green tea. Honestly, it's a very strange taste for me. It'll take some time before I can get used to this new taste, but I will say it does take that hunger pang away for a little while.
Aside from that, Korean teas are delicious! Any kind and every kind. My current fave is Buckwheat Tea. It's got a very nutty, grainy taste that I find very comforting. If you are in for something sweet...I recommend the Citron tea or Lemon Honey Tea. Super Yummy!
Teas are one thing. Another thing I've been really into are supplements!
I don't really take daily vitamins. I prefer to get my minerals and nutrients from the actual food source because vitamin tablets are hard to swallow and especially the terrible after taste it leaves. I am aware of gummy vitamins, but those are packed with calories and do very little in providing your body with necessary nutrients. So, although I'm not all on board with multi vitamins, I don't mind taking a supplement or two to promote healthy skin.
I'm talking about the brand BORBA. Their reviews are impressive so I wanted to try it out and get my own opinion. I'm trying there Skin Balance Gummy Vitamins and Clear Skin Capsules.
I don't have bad skin. In fact, I usually get complimented for pretty good skin, but because I used to have TERRIBLE skin years ago I like to take extra steps to ensure I never have another bad case of oily, pimply, dry skin. It's only been 2 weeks now of taking the gummies and capsules but I'm already seeing some subtle improvements.
I'm also taking B12 liquid drops after seeing YouTube's AndreasChoice review on it. The thing with supplements and teas is that I can't see or notice any major difference. So, it's hard to formulate an accurate opinion. I do continue to take the B12 drops out of habit now. It's supposed to aid in energy which is helpful since I'm trying to wean off coffee.
Lastly, Meta-mucil. This is good for everyone and anyone....If you have irregularity issues...have a cup or two a day and save yourself from an embarrassing doctor's visit (like me).