Skin and Fitness Hydration Tips
Consistently hydrating our bodies in and out will keep us steps ahead of the troublesome results of dehydration. Water is a must. The rule of thumb is to aim at drinking half of your body weight in fluid ounces. For example a 120 pound woman should aim to drink about 60 ounces of water per day. Water flushes and replenishes the body. like no other fluid can do. Adding a little lemon be an added bonus to our skin. Water based foods can help too! Drinking coconut water is also highly recommended (beware, yummy coconut water recipe below).
See the experts top hydration tips and tweaks below; these are sure to take you from moisture deficient to splendidly hydrated in no time.
Quick Dry Skin Fixes
- Wash with warm water. Hot water is a no-no, especially during the cold weather months; It zaps skin of moisture.
- Exfoliate your skin. Moisturizers work more effectively on exfoliated skin. We heart Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub and Clinique’s 7 Day Scrub Cream.
- Try a Humidifier. Consider sleeping with a humidifier in your bedroom. The low-humidity it emits can work wonders on the skin. *It’s important to replace water with each use, if not, it can develop mold which can make you sick.
- Avoid drying soaps. Look for soaps that are most ideal for dry skin (see our faves above).
- Protect your skin with a great moisturizer. Find one that works best for your skin type (see recommendations above).
Yummy Hydrating Smoothie Recipe
Benefits of Coconut Water
Coconut water is recognized as a great source of “body hydrating”electrolytes. Fitness experts highly recommend it because of its ability to quickly re-hydrate the body pre,post and during workout. Coconut water is high in potassium, and is fat & cholesterol free. According to a 2010 study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, plain coconut water hydrated athletes better than both sports drinks and water.