Did you know that skin is the largest organ?
Crazy, right? That's why when maintaining your summer glow it is important to think about how you are protecting and nourishing your skin. So how do we do that? Well, hydration is key! Proper hydration allows your skin to become plump and improves your skin's elasticity, diminishing signs of wrinkles or blemishes.
For me, I love drinking water...I think I am part fish. Everywhere I go I have a water bottle in hand. When I was little I remember waking up to piles of water bottles in my bed. However, that is not the case for most. Many of my clients struggle with water consumption. They get so caught up in their work they forget to take a sip or it doesn't excite their taste buds. I totally get it, and I am here to help!
How do we make water fun?
Make your water a fashion statement! Bold I know, but go with it. Invest in a water bottle that sparks JOY, thank you Marie Kondo. Maybe it has a time tracker to help remind you to take a few sips every hour. Maybe it has a built in straw or strap that makes it easy to take anywhere! Or perhaps, it keeps your water as close to freezing temps as possible. What ever you choose, make sure it something you always want to take with you!
My Current Top 3:
2) Fruit and herbs and bubbles, oh my!
Try adding in some flavors or bubbles to the equation! Lately I have been craving something a little sweeter, mango and extra carbonation - my perfect combination!! For more recipes, click on the pictures below!
3) Eat it Up!
If you haven't heard by now, drinking water is important for your overall health...But you can also get water from the foods you eat!
Here are five foods that are high in water content:
Watermelon - it's in the name, duh - 92%
Cucumber - 95%
Lettuce - 96%
Plain Yogurt 88%
Cantaloupe - 90%
Recommended Daily Water Consumption: 1/2 - 1 ounce per pound of body weight.
Ex. - 120 lbs = 60 - 120 ounces or 3.5 - 7 (16.9 oz) bottles of water per day.