For years doctors and dermatologist alike have been telling us to drink more water. But have you actually tried it? Drinking to drink the recommended 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water in a day can feel like a full time job. And if you are doing any kind of intense exercise it is recommended to drink half your body weight in ounces of water. WHAT?!
Dehydration is not cute especially when it comes to our skin. I hear all the time how "my skin is oily", "I have eczema", "my skin is itchy" and this has less to do with an inconsistent skincare routine than it does our diet.
Yes, our diet!
Our diet impacts our skin health and our mental health. Do you ever notice how lazy, sleepy and unmotivated you feel you primarily consume processed, sugary and fried foods? If not, try it and let me know. When we eat fresh, nutrient-rich foods we can improve our overall health and that begins with our water content.
Believe it or not, many skin ailments can be alleviated through proper hydration both inside and outside of the body. Headaches, migraines, dizziness, dry mouth, inflammation, blood shot eyes, dark circles under the eye, dry, itchy skin all stem from a lack of hydration.
So rather than building our biceps carrying around gallon jugs of water throughout our day, we recommend that you eat these moist foods instead.
5. Bell Peppers
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