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This new twist to drinking water proves it’s still the best beauty trick in the book


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Ask a celeb the key to glowy skin and they’ll exclaim back, “Drink a lot of water!” It’s the oldest beauty trick in the book. But, even though hydration is super necessary for your overall health (and sure, a dewy complexion, too), does anyone else ever feel like H2O could use a little something-something?

That’s why infused waters are always a tasty respite—you’re still getting the hydration you need, but with a kick. And the best part is that, if you infuse them with the right ingredients, you’re also getting added health benefits—talk about multitasking.

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“The infusion of seasonally appropriate ingredients adds deeper levels of nourishment,” says Shel Pink, founder of SpaRitual and author of the new book Slow Beautywhich is robust with rituals and recipes meant to nourish your mind, body, and soul. “The specific combination of the ingredients brings a full-bodied taste that makes the task of keeping hydrated a bit more fun, interesting, and multi-sensory.”

She concocted seasonal waters in her book, which have their own respective ways of amplifying your wellness game, depending on what time of the year it is. For the fall and winter, Pink created turmeric-orange and garlic-lemon drop recipes, respectively.

“Fall is the season of letting go, and is characteristic of self-discipline, structure, and inner strength,” she explains, which is why she went with healing, nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory ingredients in the Turmeric Orange Fall Water. In addition to turmeric and blood orange (which she notes is full of antioxidants), she also added parsley, which she says could help to strengthen the immune system.

Then there’s the Garlic-Lemon Drop Winter Water, which Pink made as a warming recipe to be served hot. “In winter, we’re in need of internal warming, and our challenge is to keep melancholy feelings and lack of inspiration at bay,” she says. “For this, I used a combo of immune-boosting, purifying, and circulation-stimulating ingredients to keep the skin healthy and energy levels optimal.” The garlic is anti-inflammatory and pomelo could help to promote healthy skin.

Hydration with a side of glow? Bottoms  up.

Keep reading for Pink’s two seasonal recipes.

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Turmeric Orange Fall Water

Makes one 12-ounce glass.

Ingredients
2 to 3 wedges from a small red blood orange (any other orange can be substituted, if preferred)
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
Pinch of dried parsley
1/2 lemon juice
12 oz warm water
Freshly ground black pepper for garnish
Parsley sprig for garnish

1. Place the orange wedges, turmeric, parsley, and lemon juice in a glass.

2. Muddle the ingredients together.

3. Cover the mixture with the warm water. Enjoy!

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Garlic-Lemon Drop Winter Water

Makes one 12-ounce glass.

Ingredients
4 pomelo wedges
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 lemon juice
10 oz water, at room-temperature
2 oz boiling water

1. Place the pomelo wedges, garlic powder, and lemon juice in a tumbler and muddle them together.

2. Cover the ingredients with the room-temperature water and stir.

3. Add the boiling water to top off the cup and warm it up.

4. Allow the water to sit for a few minutes before serving so the ingredients infuse together for a vibrant taste experience.

5. Drink and chew all the ingredients.

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