How much of you be drinking every day to stay hydrated? it’s pretty basic question, but no clear-cut answer to this. Water is the one nutrient we can’t survive without for long. As summer hits, you need to keep in mind few important tips to stay hydrated through the hot temperatures.
1.Drink enough water to prevent dehydration:
Drink at least 8 ounces glasses of water per day. In the morning, immediately after waking up, have one glass of water. Drinking enough water will also keep your skin dehydrated and will reduce the amount of skin dehydration.
If you’re too bored of consuming regular water, then go for coconut water. Coconut water consists of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium, and is a mineral-rich liquid which helps in replenishing lost fluids and electrolytes.
2. Avoid caffeine, energy drinks and alcohol:
A very common idea is that an ice cold coke or an iced coffee would help one to deal with the heat, but in reality, these drinks dehydrate you even more. Similarly avoid alcohol as much as possible. If you are going to drink alcohol then make sure you drink enough water after each alcohol beverages, as this will help in balancing and will reduce the amount of dehydration.
3. Consume water-filled fruits and veggies:
Fruits like watermelon, melon, strawberries, berries, oranges, and cantaloupes will keep you hydrated.
NOTE: You can also add chia seeds to your diet.
4. Exfoliate your skin:
Exfoliation helps in removing dull and dead skin debris to prevent congestion and thus improves your skin and hydrates it. Also, exfoliate your skin at night to remove unnecessary makeup and oil from your skin.
5. Apply Sunscreens:
Sunscreens are a must before the direct exposure of your skin to the sun. Layer your skin with summer skin care products such as moisturizers with SPF or sunblocks or sunscreens. You can also doctor prescribed ointments or moisturizers. Sunscreens protect your skin from harmful Ultra violet rays.
6. Wear lite Clothing
Make sure to wear breathable clothes and should always carry goggles and hats along with you so as to protect your skin and face from getting damaged.
7. Do not wait till you are thirsty:
It happens often, by the time you feel thirsty you’re already dehydrated. So as to avoid dehydration, drink enough water at regular intervals.
8. Treat Sun Damage:
UV light makes the skin dull thus causing photoaging in the form of coarse skin, brown spots, pigmentation, and wrinkles. When sunlight comes in direct contact with the skin it causes skin damage like inflammation and irritation. Soothe your skin, apply cooling balms. Apply and re-apply sunscreen every two hours when in doubt. Use skin age-fighting products to undo any damage to your skin.