The video ^ has full details if you don’t want to read, but here’s a quick outline on the topic!
I’m going to share some great products and supplements you can take if you get really dehydrated in the winter, whether that’s your skin or your body.
Dehydration can lead to overeating, weight gain, difficulty detoxing… There’s a lot of interesting things that can be caused by it. Everything I’m talking about today is from Thrive Market, and it’s all completely clean and nontoxic. Let’s get into it.
- Lips. I think we know lip balm can moisturize your lips and make them feel good, but it’s actually really important to get a lip balm with SPF. I like the Juice Beauty Lip Moisturizer and the Raw Elements Lip Rescue – both of these brands have great zinc-oxide based ingredients. When your lips are sunburnt, they get dry, they crackle, they get irritated. When you already have dry skin, this added inflammation will (1) be so uncomfortable and (2) the sun, while it provides amazing vitamin D, can be very degrading on our skin and lips. Overexposure to the sun can break down the collagen in our lips, and too much of that can actually make them thinner. So adding SPF to your lip balm is a really easy idea.
- Eyes. The product I want to highlight here is the Nourish Organic Eye Treatment. It’s got avocado and argan oil, which will really help hydrate, but it also has a cooling applicator, so when you put it on, it will reduce puffiness and soothe. Retinol and vitamin C are great, but they can be irritating, so I think in the dryer months, it’s nice to have something that’s really soft and nourishing, like this product.
- Face. I love a facial mist, but they’re obviously not all created equal. For dry skin, I recommend the Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist – it’s got essential oils and aloe, and it’s so soothing. It also has rose, which has high frequency energy, so it’s known to bring you good moods and good vibes :). You can apply hydrating mists throughout the day to refresh your skin. I also love the Earth Science Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I prefer hyaluronic acid on its own simply because I want to reapply it ALL day. Hyaluronic acid holds up to 1000x its weight in water, so when you apply it to your skin, you’ll lock in a lot of moisture. Always apply this under your moisturizer!
- Hydrating Drinks. Of course it’s super important to drink water all day (I like to drink about a liter or two a day), but adding in a little bit of supplementation can really help. The only problem with this is that sometimes when you get these electrolyte drinks or supplements that can help boost your hydration, they have added sugars, colorings and chemicals, and I just don’t want that to be a part of my every day. Here are my 3 alternative options:
- Elemental Labs Electrolyte Drink Mix – gives you a healthy dose of electrolytes
- Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice – boosts hydration (strong taste, so start small and add it to a smoothie!)
- Thrive Market Coconut Water – aka Nature’s Gatorade because it’s such a great source of electrolytes. If you don’t like the sugar in coconut water, aloe vera juice is a great alternative because it does not have the same sugar content. Chia water is another simple tip – just take a tbsp of chia seeds, add them to water, shake it up and drink! Because they expand, you can see how they hold water, and this will really help hydrate you.
Water is super important and I wouldn’t recommend substituting it for any of these, but supplementing it with these other tips can be really helpful.
I hope you guys found these tips helpful! I’m already starting to feel the dry skin and lip effects of winter, so I’ve got to get on it and start implementing these.