Updated: Jun 18, 2018
Hydrate Your Body
GLOWING SKIN IS ALWAYS IN.
You should drink water every day. Most people have been told they should drink 6 to 8, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. That is a reasonable goal. However, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than 8 glasses may be enough. Other people may need more than 8 glasses each day. If you are concerned that you are not drinking enough water, check your urine. If your urine is usually colorless or light yellow, you are well hydrated. If your urine is a dark yellow or amber color, you may be dehydrated.
Detox water is any infused water recipe that helps flush your system of toxins and improves your health. Some detox water recipes have beneficial ingredients which help your body in some ways (like boost metabolism, weight loss, Etc), but the main beneficial ingredient is water.
Here is a recipe you can add to your daily routine!
1 glass of warm or hot water (12–16 ounces)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½–1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional)
Warm the water.
Mix all ingredients together.
Best served warm but drink at desired temperature.
Hydrate Your Skin
Of course, your skin needs proper hydration just as much as your body. Why? The answer is simple–just like any other part of your body, your skin is an organ (the largest in our bodies, in fact) that requires adequate hydration to perform at its best.
Keeping your skin properly hydrated can help:
Slow the aging process. Well, not every aspect of the aging process, but at least the visible signs of premature aging. Staying well hydrated can help maintain your skin’s elasticity and combat the appearance of those dreaded wrinkles.
Improve the appearance of your skin. This one goes hand-in-hand with the point above. It probably comes as no surprise, but a lack of hydration can make your skin look dry, flaky, and tight. Not only does keeping skin moisturized help it appear more plump and supple, but it also helps address surface dullness by combating the buildup of dead skin cells.
Rid your skin of toxins. When properly hydrated, your skin takes on a more radiant-looking glow. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for skin that’s lacking in the hydration department. That’s because your skin can’t rid itself of toxins without adequate hydration, resulting in irritation and inflammation.
Helps Fight oil and acne. While it may seem counter intuitive at first, dehydrated skin sends signals to the glands to produce more oil as a defense mechanism of sorts. By keeping skin well hydrated, it becomes less oily and acne tends to be less aggravated.