Stay Hydrated!

Drink more water...? Right?

Yep, that ole chestnut. We’ve heard it all before, we know that we’re supposed to drink (approx.) 8 cups of water per day, but do you? And what are the health and skin benefits?

Those who know me well know how much water I consume – it’s almost an addiction... but as far as addictions go, it’s not a bad one right?

With the summer months upon us (right Scotland?! We get one day of super amazing sunshine, then bam! The rains are back)… I thought we could take a look at ways to keep hydrated and what science has to say about the benefits to your complexion.

Why?

Ok, so there’s actually a lack of scientific evidence out there to back the whole “drink more water to keep your skin hydrated and give you a better complexion”.

Dehydration is bad yo...

However, dehydration is bad for our skin. If we let ourselves get dehydrated, then our skin becomes less elastic (there’s an assessment called skin turgor, a measure of how fast it takes the skin to return to normal if you pinch and lift it up).

The more dehydrated you are, the longer it takes to get its shape back. So drinking over the recommended daily amount won’t give you any benefits, but it’s still worth making sure you drink enough to keep you hydrated.

Health benefits 

So what are the health benefits? There are LOADS!

  • It’s refreshing and can improve your mood
  • It helps your brain to function
  • Helps to maintain energy levels
  • Aids digestion
  • Prevents headaches (dehydration can trigger migraines)
  • Keeps our kidneys working and running smoothly

There's more than just water y'know

You can drink other fluids as well, not just water to keep hydrated. A lot of people don’t seem to enjoy drinking water (I for one, actually love the taste and I live in Edinburgh which has some of the best tasting water ever… lucky me)

  • Fruit juices
  • Lemon Water (just squeeze half a lemon in to a glass of water, it’s not only fresh and zesty, but also rich in Vitamin C)
  • Milk
  • Tea* (including so many lovely herbal and fruit infusions)
  • Coffee*

*The caffeine in tea and coffee doesn’t counter the fluid in them, even though they do have a slight diuretic effect

So go on, get hydrated y’all.

Peace and Love
LC

 

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