Hydrate from the inside out

Illustration by Sacree Frangine.

Things are heating up and as temperatures rise, staying hydrated is super important. Hydrating skin products are always a good choice but you can also care for your skin from the inside out.

It’s not new news that our whole body is connected and what we put in and on our bodies affect how we feel. When I hear someone is experiencing dryness I always ask them about their diet and water intake. Reducing things that can be dehydrating and increasing water intake seems obvious but not glamorous.

Common dehydrators
Coffee
Alcohol
Sugar

We all know that drinking more water is an answer however it’s not the only answer nor is it the best answer. Consuming foods that are high in water but are also high in minerals, and vitamins can help your body actually retain water.

Below are a few foods that are made up almost entirely of water while also offering nutrients such as vitamin A, B, C, and K, as well as electrolytes — all beneficial for water absorption. They also happen to be the original sources of a number of ingredients used in our products, go figure!

Cucumbers - approx. 95% water
Made up mostly of water, cucumbers are unbelievably refreshing. You’ll not only get plenty of water but they also offer your body potassium and magnesium and vitamin K.

Grapes - approx. 87% water
In addition to being rich in antioxidants, fiber, and potassium, grapes have been found to be high in regenerative properties. Gobbling up some grapes for water intake and a healthy snack sounds pretty good to me.

Strawberries  - approx. 91% water
Great source of vitamin C, which is no surprise since strawberry extract is a key ingredient in our Vitamin C Facial Mask. Strawberries have also been found to be anti-inflammatory, high in fiber and antioxidants.

Grapefruit - approx. 88% water
Rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and minerals, including potassium and folate. Also, citrus fruits are a great source of fiber which balances how your body processes their sugar content.

Coconut water - approx. 95% water
Rich in vitamin K, as well as electrolytes, including potassium, sodium, and chloride. This is a great alternative to sports drinks that commonly have twice the amount of sugar.

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