Hey you!! Yes YOU…Your body depends on water to survive.
It is no secret that water is needed for good health, and not to mention, for a glowing skin. It is the most essential nutrient our system needs. Hydration is also a must to prevent dryness. We may have experienced different dryness all over our body– as in from head to toe– and that is no joke.
“Our bodies are made up of more than half water and we use it for pretty much every bodily function — from regulating body temperature to removing waste to lubricating joints to carrying oxygen to the cells. That’s why you feel so fatigued, dizzy and moody when you’re dehydrated.” says Saaz Life. This is why we have to stay hydrated to stay healthy. We were always told that we must drink eight glasses of water a day or more. That may seem to be daunting and challenging, but the catch here is, there are other and more, more ways to stay hydrated aside from drinking water.
1. Eat your water - 🍉Yes Eat it 🍓
There are plenty of fruits and vegetable that contains huge amount of water that you can eat to keep you away from dehydration.
Here are some of them:
Watermelon = 92% water
Celery = 95% water
Cucumbers = 96% water
Strawberries = 92% water
Lettuce = 96% water
Radishes = 95.3% water
Tomatoes = 94.5% water
Green peppers = 93.9% water
Cauliflower = 92.1% water
Spinach = 91.4% water
Cantaloupe = 90.2%
2. Add avocado to your diet
What you eat will also affect the hydration of your skin. If you don’t already eat avocado, then try adding it to your diet. Avocado contains lots of healthy fats that will help hydrate your skin, but reduces bad cholesterol. Avocado makes an amazing natural hydrating face mask too; just mash up some avocado flesh in a bowl, add a teaspoon of avocado oil and apply to your face for five minutes before washing off with lukewarm water; it’s a wonderful, refreshing and nourishing face mask that is not only very easy to make, but is also very effective.
3. Turn down the temperature on your baths and showers
Hot water will strip the oils from your skin, so don’t spend too long in scalding hot showers or baths. The hot water might feel lovely and relaxing, but it’s not going to help you keep your skin hydrated at all.
4. Use only gentle, natural soap
Check the labels on your soaps and cleanser too. Avoid the chemical laden, harsh soaps, which will strip the natural oils from your skin, and chose those that contain only natural ingredients and moisturizing agents like aloe vera instead.
5. Use a humidifier
Putting a humidifier in your bedroom will also help to stop your skin from drying out. It will also help you sleep better and it’s good for your respiratory system too.
6. Bonus: More Tips To Stay Hydrated
Keep a bottle of water with you during the day. Purchasing bottled water is expensive and creates plastic bottle waste. Carry a reusable water bottle and fill it from the tap instead. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink. Be sure to drink water before, during, and after a workout.
When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Thirst is often confused with hunger. True hunger will not be satisfied by drinking water. Drinking water may also contribute to a healthy weight-loss plan. Some research suggests that drinking water can help you feel full.
If you have trouble remembering to drink water, drink on a schedule. For example, drink water when you wake up; at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and when you go to bed. Or drink a small glass of water at the beginning of each hour.
Drink water when you go to a restaurant. It will keep you hydrated, and it’s free!
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