We all know how important it is to use sunscreen, hats and sunglasses during the summer months. But it’s just as essential to make sure you’re hydrating your skin by eating healthy fruits and vegetables.
Summertime is filled with lots of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, much of which are full of hydrating water. When your body is hydrated, your skin will reflect that well beyond sunscreen and shade.
Fruits and Vegetables That Hydrate
Watermelon is an excellent example of a summer fruit that hydrates. It’s mostly made up of – you guessed it – water, and contains sodium, magnesium, and potassium. Perfect for hydrating you.
This fruit is packed with hydration and offers vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium.
Juicy, tangy, and full of hydrating juices, grapefruit is an excellent way to hydrate your skin.
This vegetable is a great snack for when you want to crunch on something that is healthy. Packed with water, it also has vitamins and mineral salts to keep your body hydrated and your skin glowing.
Strawberries are high in antioxidants but also are great for detox, as are blueberries and cherries.
This vegetable is mostly made up of water and contains vitamin C. Cucumbers are naturally hydrating and perfect for summer salads.
Don’t Forget the H20
The hotter it gets, the more water you should drink. For those who do not like the taste of plain water, adding lemon or lime, or both, to your water can make the difference in whether or not your skin is hydrated.
Also, there is sparkling water flavored with all kinds of flavors like pomegranate, cranberry, lemon & lime and more. You can find these in the bottled water section of your grocery store.
You can also making your own homemade fresh green tea, chilling it and serving it with ice and lemon is a great way to hydrate that tastes good too. Adding a sprig of mint tops it off making it the perfect summer hydrating drink.
Eating your summer fruits and vegetables and hydrating yourself with water and teas will not only keep your body functioning properly; it will also keep your skin healthy all summer long.