Drinking eight glasses of water seems simple enough. But as demanding days strike and the temptation of iced lattes lingers, you’re not alone in the search for ways to get hydrated fast.
Our body is made up of about 60% water. That means staying hydrated is a bare necessity. But upping your water intake also has a host of beauty, health and wellbeing benefits. Our hydration influences the glow of our skin, our physical performance, our metabolism and even our mood, memory and mental health. So, we’ve rounded up six ways to hack your hydration and make your daily routine work smarter for you.
Hack 1: Start the morning with a glass of water
First up, prioritize your hydration over caffeination. Whether you switch out your morning coffee for warm water and lemon while you meditate or quickly quench your thirst on your way out of the door, get your water intake goals on track by rethinking your morning ritual. Even one glass will help replenish water lost during sleep and set your body up for an energetic day.
Hack 2: Try a hyaluronic acid serum
Hyaluronic acid is a buzzy skincare ingredient for all the right reasons: It’s naturally present in our skin and holds 1000 times its weight in water. That means just a couple of drops will help your skin soak up and hold on to water for a lasting, hydrated glow. It’s also lightweight with a refreshing, gel-like texture, making hyaluronic acid the perfect addition to every skincare routine – from hydrating dry and sensitive skin and plumping fine lines to balancing breakout-prone skin.
To take your hydrating skincare routine even deeper, try a liquid beauty supplement. Formulated with collagen other skin-supporting actives, like vitamins C and E, BeMe’s Be Radiant supplement is a clinically backed multitasker to strengthen your skincare routine. Created with marine collagen peptides to increase skin elasticity by 15% in 90 days for firm and smooth skin. So your skincare routine, supplements and daily water intake work together to deliver maximum results.
Hack 3: Don’t workout without drinking up
If you’re heading to the gym for a high intensity circuit or on a walk in the fresh air, don’t leave home without a full bottle of water. Water helps power muscles, supports blood volume and regulates body temperature – so aim to drink one 250ml glass of water before breaking a sweat, then 500ml during your workout and another 500ml afterwards to support your recovery. You could also try an energy-boosting supplement to enhance your performance. Look for science backed actives like vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and niacin, like in BeMe’s Be Strong tear-and-go liquid supplement. It’s a fast and effective way to optimize energy production and enhance physical and mental performance. With added amino acids, taurine and GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), the supplement also promotes your post-workout recovery and relaxation, so you can wind down after all that hard work.
Hack 4: Make it a mindful habit
When stress starts to build, take a beat. Walk away from the heat of the moment and out into the sun. Focus on breathing deeply and take small sips of water to give yourself a mental break and a chance to rehydrate. A concentration-boosting supplement, like BeMe’s Be Sharp supplement, will also help bring you back to center. With a clinically studied, patented combination of Omega-3 DHA Algal Oil, Tumeric, Champagne grape and Canadian wild blueberry extracts, Be Sharp is a fast-acting and easy-to-take supplement for mental clarity, memory and concentration. So after one sachet, a glass of water and a few quiet moments, you can get back to your day feeling in control.
Hack 5: Eat your water intake
Your daily servings of fruit and vegetables are an easy (and nutrient-rich) way to boost your water intake, too. Try snacking on water-dense fruits like watermelon, strawberries and oranges, and fill your salads with vegetables like celery, cucumber, broccoli, bell peppers and lettuce. You could even make a yogurt dressing to boost your probiotics, and garnish your salad with herbs, spices, nuts and seeds to maximize the variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in your day.
Hack 6: Treat yourself to hydrating body care
Don’t forget below the déc: Add hydrating body cleansers and nourishing lotions to your after shower routine. When paired with a collagen boosting supplement like Be Radiant, which works from the inside out for beauty benefits across the body, these self-care inspired steps will reveal soft, smooth and hydrated skin from your scalp to your toes.
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