Our skin is the largest organ in the body and is made up of roughly 64% water. You have probably noticed the difference in the look and feel of your skin when you’re regularly drinking water compared to when you forget to drink water throughout the day. When you treat yourself to a glass of water, your body determines where this water is needed most. Plumping out the fine lines in your skin and creating a luminous glow (yes please!) is usually last on the list. Drinking just one glass of water may not give you the results you’re looking for, which is why you need to hydrate your whole body before you are able to reap the benefits through your complexion!
Dehydrated skin is not to be confused with dry skin. Dehydrated skin is a condition that can affect any skin type (including dry skin). There are many different factors that can dehydrate your skin from every angle. Here are a few of the main suspects:
· The weather/environment (cold temperatures, dry air, too much sun, etc.)
· Consuming too much coffee/alcohol or foods high in salt/sugar
· Not drinking enough water or consuming enough water-filled foods
· Other lifestyle causes: stress, monthly cycle/hormone imbalance, medications, smoking, not using the best products for your skin type
We will be covering a lot of these factors in future posts but today we’re heading back to the basics and talking about good old fashion H20! We’re upping our hydration game to start the year by simply adding more glasses of water and water-based drinks into our lives, but we are doing it with a twist!
Pure water is perfect, but if you struggle to consume glass after glass we have a few ways to help. Warm lemon water and organic herbal teas are great. Stock up on your favorite teas and bring an extra box to the office so you always have some on hand. Fill the fridge with lemons, cucumbers, and other fruits to infuse your water with. We have been playing around with a few infused-water recipes at the Mermaid Cove, and these ones have made it to the top of our list: