The inflammation-busting ACV tonic Massy Arias blends up in the mornings


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Doing your skin-care regimen twice a day—once in the morning and once before bed—is pretty standard. But having a regular workout routine shakes everything up and adds more to the equation. After sweating for a full hour, you’re left figuring out how to keep your pores clean without over washing or over stripping skin.

After dealing with the issue for ages, personal trainer and fitness guru, Massy Arias has some tricks under her belt—namely, keeping things clean from the inside-out for an everlasting glow.

“I used to have acne-prone skin, and it wasn’t until I changed my entire nutrition plan until I saw a major change in my skin,” says Arias, who’s the face of CoverGirl’s new Active Collection, a line of sweat-proof makeup (the Lash Blast Active Mascara is out today while the rest of the products will launch in January). “I found that I got acne due to poor eating, so once I changed my eating habits everything changed and I just started glowing.”

“I make this concoction every single day, which consists of 8 ounces of lukewarm water, ACV, a half lemon, quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a teaspoon of turmeric, and two teaspoons of raw honey.” —Massy Arias

Besides stocking up on greens and other skin-friendly foods, Arias swears by a certain drink recipe that fights inflammation and feeds her complexion.

“I make this concoction every single day, which consists of 8 ounces of lukewarm water, ACV, a half lemon, quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a teaspoon of turmeric, and two teaspoons of raw honey,” she reveals. “I drink this every morning right before I have my breakfast, and I also make sure that I’m properly hydrated throughout the day. But, the drink increases the situation of your body—it helps your skin glow, and it’s great for inflammation, which acne is tied to.”

She’s onto something: apple cider vinegar is a major inflammation buster (along with turmeric, obvs), raw honey is a superfood, and cayenne pepper is known to promote metabolic health. Consider it a beautifying recipe to keep on-hand for adding radiance to your complexion—even if you sweat on the reg.

You can also fight inflammation by snacking on moringa or dark chocolate

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