There’s a reason why it’s a good idea to drink a lot of water…it’s fundamental to helping skin look its best. The more water you drink the more toxins you’re flushing out, which means brighter skin and a healthier you.
If you think you can only drink water, think again. You can eat it, too! There are foods plump full of water, that can hydrate you when you’re not even thinking about it.
Here are our top 5 favorite hydrating foods:
1. Greek Yogurt
Green veggies with ginger and lemon.
Really? YES! Greek yogurt is about 80% water, so you are hydrating as you are enjoying this delicious treat. If you want it sweetened, add fresh fruit or honey. Avoid the pre-sweetened kind you can buy at the store. It’s not as good for you.
This cool summer treat is about 92% water…it’s also rich in lycopene, which is tied to helping minimize sun-induced skin damage. It also has lots of Vitamin C, a proven antioxidant.
We love this melon not only because it’s so tasty and sweet, but also because it has a ton of water and potassium in it! Potassium is an essential electrolyte that not only helps our heart and kidneys, but it also promotes cell renewal, which means younger-looking skin.
Not only are cucumbers packed full of water; they also contain an ingredient called silica. Silica is an ingredient that boosts elasticity and moisture—two essential ingredients to healthy, glowing skin!Nuts are full of healthy fats, which doctors believe can help restore elasticity to your skin. Try sprinkling some almonds on a salad or treat yourself with them as a healthy snack.
Those oats soak up the water used to cook them, and that’s going directly into your body. Not to mention oatmeal is chock full of skin loving ingredients including healthy fats that help moisturize skin.
When you’re parched, nothing beats a tall glass of water. But eating hydration-rich foods throughout the day helps with the “time release” hydration your body—and skin—needs to look its best.