This is the first part of our “Skin-Friendly Habits” series. The purpose of these articles is to share the essential steps and also plenty of tips and tricks that will help you keep your skin and your life as beautiful as possible. Even if you already know some of these things, these articles can hopefully act as a friendly and gentle reminder to take care of yourself.
As with many other things – consistency is the key. Hydration is incredibly important for your entire body and at the end of the day even for your soul.
Why is Water So Important
Sufficient hydration is one of the key ingredients when it comes to a beautiful, glowy, and plump skin. Essentially an internal moisturizer. Skin is your largest organ and just like any other organ it needs sufficient water. Water improves circulation and prevents flaky and dry skin. It can even prevent wrinkles!
6 Useful Tips to Drink More Water
1. Use A Tracker
Some people are very goal oriented and motivated by badges, awards, or simply seeing their progress jolted down on a piece of paper. You can use an old-school method of tally marks or use one of the many habit tracking apps.
2. Flavor Your Water
We all know sugary drinks aren’t good for us but if you are having trouble transitioning to just water maybe try adding some flavor. Water with fruit is surprisingly delicious and slightly sweet, just enough to satisfy your craving. You can add lemons, limes, mint, or even berries.
3. Set A Reminder
You can use an alarm, an app, or even a friend. Setting a reminder is a great step if you want to drink more water but tend to forget actually doing it. Regular reminders will help you establish a healthy routine which after a will, will make it feel almost like a reflex. A part of your subconscious thoughts.
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4. Eat Your Water
As funny as this one might sound, it’s really effective and simple to do. Soups, stews, most vegetables and fruits, are all foods or meals that contain a lot of water. Not only are they good in that respect, they also fill you up and are usually jam packed with vitamins and minerals that make your skin truly glow.
5. Don’t Force It
If you are overly ambitious and chug down jugs of water after reading this article, you won’t achieve the desired effect, you might even feel sick. If you’re struggling with your water intake it might be a better idea to start by simply pouring yourself a glass of water and sipping on it. You can then refill it every one to two hours and it will never seem like a chore again.
6. Use “Bad” Habits To Your Advantage
If you can’t live without a consistent dose of caffeine or if you drink alcohol on a fairly regular basis, you can somewhat offset some of the negative effects by simply drinking a glass of refreshing water with your other beverage of choice. Not only will your skin look better, bad hangovers will be a thing of the past.