Australian summers are bliss to say the least. It’s open arms to the sun at every possible moment, endless days at the beach, afternoons sipping delicious cocktails al fresco, and nights that stay young.
It all sounds so perfect, but amidst all that fun it’s very easy to quickly get dehydrated out in the sun. But there’s no need to break out in a sweat yet, we want you to be able to enjoy summer to the fullest – so we’ll share our tips for staying hydrated this summer.
Water is a basic need for human life. Your vital organs wouldn’t be able to function without it. Water regulates your body’s temperature, gets rid of toxins and provides a moist environment for your joints. Replenishing your body with water is important especially during summer months because when the weather heats up, you become more prone to dehydration as your body loses more water than it takes in. Keep a glass or bottle of water nearby at all times – you should drink at least two litres of water a day to stay hydrated in hot weather.
Feel free to switch up the ways you stay hydrated. Even though water is life’s elixir, the best hydrating drink besides water is coconut water. Coconut water is a delicious low calorie and natural option to increasing your hydrating fluid intake. Not only does it rehydrate you, it also restores your electrolytes which are lost through sweating. Carry a bottle of H2coco’s Pure Coconut Water on the way to your yoga class, or keep your fridge stocked to replenish and avoid dehydration in summer.
In summer, you’re almost spoilt for choice when it comes to seasonal fruits and vegetables. Eating foods with a high-water content is one of the best ways to stay hydrated without drinking water. Cut up some watermelons and toss them through a summery fruit salad with other high-water content fruits like strawberries, rockmelon, grapes, peaches and pineapples. You can also feed two birds with one scone by eating vegetables with high-water content to help satisfy your nutrient recommendations and keep you hydrated. Vegetables such as celery, cucumber, tomato, spinach and iceberg lettuce contain over ninety percent of water.
Naturally when you’re hydrated, your skin glows from within. The best way to keep that supple skin hydrated is to use lightweight water-based products. In warmer weather your pores are more open, so you don’t want to smother your face with heavy products. Add our Activating Water Essence into your beauty ritual to activate your skin’s ability to retain moisture. To keep your skin refreshed and still moisturised, the best moisturiser to use for summer is our Moisture Plus Rare Rose Gel Cream which works to hydrate and restore the natural glow to your skin.
The final step to locking in all that glow is a hydrating facial mist. The best face mist for summer should refresh and balance out your skin. Try our Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist for instant hydration. Keep a bottle in your fridge or and pop one into your bag for when you need to soothe and refresh your skin on a hot summer’s day.