It’s starting to feel a lot like summer! The sun is shining, people are out and about in flip flops trying to soak up the rays. The smell of delicious BBQ wafts through the air, the beaches are crowded and either an ice-cold drink or ice cream sits in your hand as you enjoy the sunny days ahead.
Summer is perfect for doing all things fun. But what’s not fun is getting dehydrated in the heat while doing so. Keep on reading to find out how to avoid dehydration in summer.
Why is it important to stay hydrated?
Your body is roughly 60% water. It serves multiple functions such as flushing out toxins from your body and carrying oxygen and nutrients to your cells. One of the most important functions is that it acts as a body temperature regulator – the more you sweat to regulate your body’s temperature, the more water your body uses up. So, it’s incredibly important to increase your intake of water to stay hydrated especially during summer to replenish lost fluids.
How to stay hydrated without drinking water
To avoid dehydration in summer or any time of year you should be drinking around eight glasses of water a day. To make it easier, a tip is to remember to take a sip of water every 15 to 20 minutes. Your daily fluid requirements don’t have to rely solely on good ol’ H2O though. It’s summer! Take advantage and load up on fresh seasonal fruit like watermelon. You can juice them and add a slice of lime or eat them as is. They’re mouthwatering and super high in water content so they’ll definitely contribute to your daily fluid requirements.
Coconut water is one of the best hydrating drinks besides water and is a godsend for getting back those electrolytes you lose through sweat. Having low electrolyte levels especially in summer will have you feeling dizzy and lethargic. Coconut water is not only a way to fast rehydration and balancing your electrolytes, but it’s also jam-packed with calcium, potassium and magnesium. But not all coconut waters are made the same so make sure it’s 100% natural coconut water. To save you the hassle of cracking open a coconut, keep a bottle of our Pure Coconut Water in the fridge for when you need a quick hydration boost. With no added sugar, preservatives or additives, our coconut water will help you stay hydrated, refreshed and healthy this summer.
How to keep skin hydrated
Your body loses a lot of moisture during summer, both internally and externally. Staying hydrated by keeping your fluid levels up will without a doubt keep your skin hydrated, but making sure your beauty ritual supports your inner hydration will give you glowing skin all summer long. A hydrating facial mist works wonders on a hot summer’s day. It will help soothe and refresh your skin, giving it a fresh and dewy look. A couple spritz of Jurlique Elderberry & Freesia Hydrating Mist will restore and refresh parched skin, as well as protect it from environmental aggressors.
For more tips on how to keep skin fresh and hydrating this summer, head over to Jurlique’s blog.