Natural beauty and health truly do start from within. As the temperatures rise outside, it is very important we remain hydrated throughout the day. Drinking water quenches your thirst, helps regulate body heat and even remove toxins from your body and can help your skin.
We know that keeping your skin clear and glowing, managing your health and focusing on your nutrition isn’t always easy. There are so many different rules, which seem to change depending on who you are talking to. Some people advise cutting out meat, while others promote eating more meat through low-carb and Paleo diets. This happens with just about everything, from carbs and sugar, to how much protein you need and whether a Keto, vegetarian or vegan diet is a good idea.
However, one thing remains true for every new diet or lifestyle change: you need to drink more water. Most people will not argue with this fact. Water has always been one of the most essential things that we can’t live without. Every animal on this planet needs water to live, and that is especially true of us humans. Depending on your height and weight, you could need more water than the average amount. It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor and dermatologist about your specific health and skin needs and how much daily water intake is good for you. But regardless how much each individual person needs, every person needs water because dehydration causes cellular breakdown in the body. The problem isn’t that people don’t understand they need more water. The issue is getting people to drink water and trying to the find time and circumstances to get your daily recommended amount. We are here to help!
Detox For Glowing Skin
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is mostly made up of water. Water is vital to your skin’s beauty and health. Overtime our body accumulates toxins from eating, drinking and being exposed to pollution. It’s a normal by product of taking in food and oxygen. Toxins are harmful substances that are found in the environment. Hormonal disorders, unhealthy diets pollution, and chemicals found in dirt, water and makeup can build up in your body and skin. Overtime, this can cause blemishes, breakouts, inflammation and redness on your skin.
People have discovered that they can detox with infused water while also boosting their metabolism and ultimately improving their skin, health and wellness. Detoxification can help you get rid of toxins and impurities which can result in flawless, glowing skin. Avoiding sugary beverages and soda are another simple way to help detox your system and skin. Remember, you are what you drink.
Your Skin Will Thank You
When you don’t drink enough water, your skin can become tight, dry, flaky and prone to aging. Drinking enough water has been known to help fight wrinkles, reduce puffiness, large pores, cracked and itchy skin, clear acne, and improve your complexion for healthier and glowing skin. It can help your digestive system flush out toxins from your body while giving you healthier skin.
We know drinking plain water can be kind of boring. So, let’s jazz it up by adding fruits, veggies and herbs to it! When you infuse your water with fruits, vegetables and herbs, the vitamins and antioxidants from these beauty-boosting ingredients isn’t just good for your immune system, they can also give you healthy, clear, glowing skin. They can also boost the natural collagen production in your skin, making you look more youthful.
Take a look at some of these different detox infused water recipes. These are just some of the recipes we have found to love. There are tons other which you can discover. If you love a particular fruit or veggie, you can start from there. The key is to experiment and simply come up with new flavors.
Orange Tropical Infused Water
This first infused water recipe is fruity and gives you some tropical flavors as well. It is great for detoxing because oranges are full of vitamins C, A, B1, and minerals while both oranges and kiwi can help with cleansing the liver and kidneys. Kiwis and oranges are both wonderful antioxidants. They are known to defend against free radicals and help with the signs of aging. To make this infused water, you just need to add an orange that is peeled and sliced, 2 sliced kiwis also peeled, ice and water to a pitcher. The longer you can leave the fruit in the water to absorb the nutrients and flavors, the better it will be.
Fruit and Veggies Infused Water
Here is another infused detox water that also uses orange, but also some other fruits and veggies as well. You can even add some mint to it to get more flavor and nutrients. The basic infused water recipe calls for a cucumber, lemon, and orange. The vitamin C in lemon water can give you healthy, clear, glowing skin. The vitamin C in lemons can also boost the natural collagen production in your skin, making you look more youthful. The antioxidants and silica in cucumbers can help keep your skin clear and the breakouts at bay. The quantities depend on the type of flavor you are going for and whether you are using a full pitcher, mason jar, or just a single-serving bottle to take with you. Remember you can also add sparkling water instead of just plain water if you want to give it a little kick.
Refreshing Strawberry Lime Infused Water
This is a very popular recipe that is perfect when you want to detox your body and glow up your skin while also feeling refreshed. Strawberries and limes are known to help promote skin health and help fight the signs of aging. Limes are another good source of vitamin C. Strawberries are one of our favorite superfoods (like blueberries) that are loaded with antioxidants and can help you a healthy, skin-loving glow. This refreshing, light infused water is ideal for an early morning water since it really wakes you up and makes you energized for the day. It is also perfect in the spring and summer months when it is hot and you want a cool, refreshing drink. To make this infused water, add strawberries, cucumber slices, lime, and mint to a pitcher of water with ice on top.
Make Your Own Recipe
You can also great creative with your detox infused water. Most infused waters will have some type of detoxing properties. You can put together your own recipe by first adding in your chosen fruits, then adding an herb or two. You can also add some extras like honey or apple cider vinegar to increase the overall amount of nutrition and detoxifying benefits of the water.
We highly recommend using organic fruits, veggies and herbs to avoid the pesticide residues commonly found in conventionally grown produce. How long the infused water will last will depend on the produces you use. But typically, it can last in the fridge 2-3 days.
If you are thirsty for some more tips on how to include more water into your daily routine, keep reading below for some other ways to ensure you get plenty of water every day.
When You Wake Up
Everyone should have a healthy wake up routine where they wake up, stretch, brush their teeth, eat breakfast and so forth. Add the step of drinking a glass of water right when you wake up. This is good for your body because it will get your bodily functions moving right away so that you can have proper elimination during the day and provide fresh fluids for your vital organs. Also, your mind will function more efficiently because you’re giving it something vital to promote proper cellular functionality. That way you will become sharper by the time you get to work, school, and any other activities where you need to use your mind.
Get A Water Bottle
If you keep a water bottle around, you will find it easier to remember to drink water, and you will be far less likely to reach for a sugary soda or juice. Another great advantage of having a water bottle is that it will help you to be more aware of the amount of water that you drink in a day. Some people will even go as far as buying a water bottle that visibly measures how much water they’ve drank. Even more lavish, there are even high-tech options that communicate with applications that will electronically monitor your water intake and deliver them to your phone.
During sleep, it is inevitable that you will lose lesser amounts of water. When you go 7 – 8 hours without any sort of fluids, your mind and body can become somewhat dehydrated. While you won’t want to consume a large quantity of water right before going to sleep, it could be a very good thing if you were to drink a smaller cup of water about 30 minutes before going to bed. This will prepare you for morning elimination and limit the amount of water lost during the night. Feel free to let us know your tips, tricks and infused water recipes you use to help quench your body and thirsty skin!