Published: 11 June 2023

5 Easy Ways To Keep Hydrated During Summer

As the sun shines brighter, it's important to remember to keep your body and skin hydrated to avoid feeling sluggish and dull. Discover our essential tips and tricks to help maintain optimal hydration levels this month, and maintain a healthy glow all summer long!

Water is Your Best Friend
When it comes to hydration, nothing beats a glass of cold, refreshing water! In the hot weather, make it a habit to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Aim for around eight glasses of water daily to replenish fluids lost through sweating in the sun. Try keeping a reusable water bottle with you at all times as a reminder to stay hydrated. If you find plain water boring, we recommend infusing it with slices of fresh fruits like lemon, cucumber, or berries for a flavorful, refreshing twist on the go! For best effects, allow the fruit to diffuse in the water in the fridge for an hour or two first. 

Eat Hydrating Foods
In addition to drinking water, you can try incorporating more hydrating foods into your diet during summer months. Try foods that have high water content, such as juicy fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, cucumbers, oranges, and strawberries. Alongside providing hydration, these foods are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Perfect for a refreshing and nutritious snack during a hot summer day!

Protect and Hydrate Your Skin
Your skin deserves some extra love and care during the summer heat. With the strong UV rays, the lovely weather can be drying and damaging to your skin. We recommend starting by using a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser with SPF to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. When out and about, try to remember to reapply your sunscreen every two hours. For a Parisian touch, you can also add hydrating facial mists or sprays into your skincare routine to provide instant moisture and a cooling sensation throughout the day.

Set a Hydration Schedule
It might sound silly - but if you're someone who often forgets to drink water when out, why not make the most of technology to create a hydration scedule? Set reminders or create a hydration schedule to ensure you're consistently replenishing fluids. Use smartphone apps or fitness trackers that have hydration tracking features to monitor your water intake. Planning regular water breaks during outdoor activities will not only keep you hydrated but also help prevent heat-related illnesses.

Rehydrate after Outdoor Activities
After spending time under the sun or engaging in physical activities, make it a habit to rehydrate immediately. Replace lost fluids by drinking water or enjoying a hydrating beverage. If exercising in the heat, consider including a post-workout snack that combines water-rich fruits and a source of protein to replenish electrolytes and aid in muscle recovery.

Published: 11 June 2023