Ladies of The Biz – let’s talk hydration. You’ve probably read/heard/been told that drinking enough water is important for overall health, but just in case you didn’t know, it’s important for skin health too. Without proper hydration, skin can become dry, flaky and tight. Whether you’re in front of the camera or behind, I know we all want our insides working as fluidly as possible (pun intended) and we want that to show through our skin – so let’s talk about how to stay hydrated.
On average “they” say you need 6-8 glasses of water per day. But what does that really look like? To find out, fill up a one liter bottle. Now, drink one and a half of those. Yes, one and a half. I suggest filling it up in the morning and placing it in a spot where it’s visible throughout the day or carry it with you. Drink one throughout the morning and early afternoon, fill it half way again and consume before 6pm (to avoid that whole getting up at night to pee thing.) And if you’re hitting the gym hard – drink a bit extra to make up for the water lost from working up a sweat.
You don’t have to drink just water if that’s not your thing. You can get adequate fluid from things like herbal tea, unsweetened sports drinks, and small amounts of natural fruit juice. Things that don’t really count toward hydration are soda or any heavily sweetened drinks, coffee, alcohol or milk.
If you’ve been lacking proper hydration, within a few weeks of drinking this much water daily, you’ll likely see an improvement in your skin texture, and notice other physical benefits as well. This will help you look sharp, but more importantly feel sharp, and that’s important in the biz.
How about you? Do you have any tips to stay hydrated? Please share them below. Do you keep track of how much water you drink? Do you think you’re drinking enough? Let me know!