When you come to a wellness retreat sick, you can be sure someone (or everyone) will be recommending remedies. In the case of supermodel and entrepreneur Jessica Hart, that remedy was a Manuka honey-spiked thyme tea—and it helped her sore throat disappear overnight.
Jess had landed at the saguaro-studded Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, for mbg's revitalize fresh off a week spent in Nevada at Burning Man, making it no surprise that hydration was at the front of her mind. While, as a skin care entrepreneur (her line, Luma Cosmetics, will be available in the United States soon and consists of gorgeous, glowy nontoxic skin care and makeup). "Drinking a ton of water makes the biggest difference for my skin," she explained (and her plump skin, to be sure, betrayed not a single sign of the desert's harsh conditions). She actually finds it a challenge to hydrate personally and tricks herself into drinking water by adding a bit of flavor. Jess will go with a very small amount of fruit syrup, but you can also infuse the water with herbs or add a few drops of flavored bitters to make it interesting. Green juices are also high on Jessica's list.
Supplements are a key part of her glowing skin routine as well: She swears by probiotics, glutathione, and vitamin C. "They help with hydration and pigmentation as well," she said. "I believe that good skin definitely starts in the gut, and I can really tell the difference when I'm not taking them."