Hydration is key to avoiding dry winter skin

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dry winter skin


Does your skin sometimes feel like this dry and cracked image in winter? Ours can. Did you know that drinking plenty of water is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to combat dry winter skin? Our bodies are made up of more than 60% water, and it’s important to make sure to stay well hydrated for healthier skin. Sometimes drinking enough water is easier said than done. Here are a few strategies that may help…

Tips for making sure you stay well-hydrated this season!

woman with water glass: is there atrazine in there?

Add Flavor

The beverage world is exploding with new products and flavors every day, each of these drinks vying with the plain old bottles of water in the refrigerator cases. One of the most common reasons people say they don’t drink water is because they don’t like the taste (but if you water doesn’t taste good, consider a good water filter – see below!). It’s ok to want a little flavor, so try adding fresh fruit. Whether you want tart, think lemons and limes, or sweet, think strawberries and melons, keep some sliced fruit on hand to quickly liven up your next glass of water.

Get Bubbly

Some people need a little more pep in their water. If you prefer carbonation, try sparkling water, seltzer water, or mineral water. Many of these also come in a variety of fun flavors. For those looking to save a little cash or just go green, you can make your own seltzer water at home with a soda siphon or soda machine.

Use an App

These days, there’s an app for literally everything, including drinking more water. A quick google search reveals dozens of apps that let you track your water intake. You can set them up to remind you to guzzle throughout the day. Some apps will even calculate exactly how much water you need based on your size, gender, and exertion levels.

Try Filtered Water

While it’s easy enough to turn on the faucet for a quick glass of hydrating water, sometimes tap water isn’t safe or just doesn’t taste good. It may even look cloudy or have a funny odor. City water is often the same quality as the bottled water you are purchasing (in fact some bottled waters come from the same source as tap water). Bottled water is NOT the answer, so for healthy, safe, better tasting, more eco-friendly AND economical water, please consider filtering your own water. You’ll have to do some of your own homework on which system is best for you, but the first thing is to understand the quality of the water, so a great idea to invest in an at home water analysis kit.

Fill a Bottle

One of the easiest ways to make sure you are drinking plenty of water is to fill up a bottle in the morning and sip throughout the day. The standard recommendation for daily water intake is eight 8-ounce glasses a day. Find yourself a 64-ounce water bottle to keep by your side and you’ll never go thirsty again.

This post is sponsored by Test Assured Water Testing Kits and Supplies

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Green Diva Meg

(aka Megan McWilliams Bouchard) is the founder of The Green Divas media brand and GDGD Radio Network (the first green and healthy living radio network on earth for the earth). She's the producer and host of the popular 50 Shades of Green Divas podcast (formerly the Green Divas Radio Show), and now the refreshing and inspiring GD Spirit Pub podcast. Green Diva Meg is a well-known green living expert and media personality.

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