Helpful Tips to Stay Hydrated This SummerAugust 7, 2018 BY Rochelle Clark
Summer is hot. When it’s 80 degrees plus outside it’s easy to reach for super sweet juice-flavored beverages. But that won’t keep you hydrated. So how can you stay hydrated in the summer? What are some keys to staying hydrated when the heat has you feeling like you live in a sauna?
As someone who is passionate about health and skincare, hydration has long been a top priority for me. But I’m no stranger to heat. So down below I’ve listed a few helpful tips to keep you hydrated all summer long!
Eat Foods Rich in Water for Hydration
According to WebMD, 20% of our water intake comes from our foods. If you’re eating foods high in salt and sugar you’re making hydration more difficult on your body.
During summer I love to stuff my plate with water-rich foods. Some of my favorites include:
- Leafy Greens
Fruits and veggies are a powerful tool to combat dehydration, dry skin, and fatigue. A good tip is to start adding just one of these fruits or veggies to your diet every day. Before you know it, your diet will be full of healthy, water-dense foods.
Add Essential Oils to Your Water
Did you know that you can consume some essential oils? You can! In fact, these oils can help with hydration throughout the summer months. But the key is to ingest high-quality oils! Don’t consume low-quality, cheap department store oils.
My favorites include:
Add a couple of drops into your morning water to start your day off right. You can also add them to your fruit smoothies, into your foods, and juices like Aloe Vera.
Use Essential Oils for Skincare
Essential oils can also be used to keep your skin hydrated. Of course, I recommend changing the essential oils you use according to the seasons. Some of my favorite oils include lavender, copaiba, chamomile, bay laurel, and sandalwood. You can add them into your favorite creams and moisturizers for a bonus dose of hydration.
Add Herbal Teas into Your Daily Routine for Hydration
Decaffeinated herbal teas are a great addition to your diet! I love to sip on chamomile tea in the evenings to wind down. That gives me an additional 8 ounces of water every day beyond the 8 glasses I get throughout the day.
And if you don’t mind a bit of caffeine, green tea is a great detox tea that can jumpstart your metabolism as well. That would add another 8 ounces per day. This makes it easy to stay hydrated in the summer.
Detox and Massage
Toxins in your body can prevent it from hydrating your cells. Massages are a great way of getting rid of your body’s built up toxins, but they can cause you to dehydrate if you don’t flush your system with water. I recommend drinking an additional two, eight-ounce glasses of water after your massage.
However, don’t stop getting therapeutic massages, like lymphatic massages, during the summer. They help your body stay healthy, especially if you have chronic illnesses associated with the lymph system.
For more keys to staying hydrated, feel free to send me a message or comment below with your questions. I would love to hear from you.
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