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How To Drink More Water

My best beauty tip and that of other models? It’s unexpectedly simple and inexpensive: water, water and again: water. Drinking enough water ensures a moisturized skin. A moisturized skin that is more elastic, looks fuller and shows fewer signs of aging. It also helps prevent impurities like blackheads and pimples through better detoxification.

For these reasons I drink a lot of water. If I drank too little water for a few days, it immediately shows: my skin show dry spots, fine lines and my lips dry out.

Per day need about 1.5 to 2 liters of fluid. This amount is dependent on among others your height x weight, temperature and your activity level. The heavier and taller you are and the more you exercise, the more fluid you need. 

Juices and soda’s

Of course you can drink juices or soft drinks to hydrate. Be aware, however, that many drinks contain a lot of sugar and that many drinks, such as bottled juice, contain added sugars. A glass of it won’t do much harm, but drinking 1.5 to 2 liters of it per day isn’t the best choice. Chances are you’re going to see this back on your skin (impurities), your weight (gain) and your teeth (cavities). In addition, alcohol actually dries out, instead of providing you with hydration. Therefore you should drink a glass of water for each glass of alcohol you consume.

Rather water

So the message for a healthy skin is: drink more water! That’s easier said than done. Water doesn’t taste very well by itself. If you want to drink ore water, you need to get used to the taste. Believe me: you will get used to it and in the end you won’t know better.

7 tips to drink more water

To help you to drink more water I am giving you eight easy tips:

  1. Drink herbal tea

Tea is a good choice in the winter when water just a little too cold. Herbal teas come in very tasty flavors like chocolate, fennel and licorice. That way, drinking water is definitely no punishment!

  1. Flavored water

Add a herbs and fruit to your water for flavor. Fill a jug or water bottle with water and add:

– a piece of peeled fresh ginger, a bundle of mint and some slices of lime;

– cucumber and dill;

– halved strawberries;

– lemon slices and mint;

– ginger, lemon and lemon balm;

– lavender and mint.

  1. Big bottle

Carry a large bottle throughout the day (keep it in your bag, on your desk or in your hand).

  1. Combine

Teach yourself to drink a large glass of water after every meal or snack.

  1. Dilute

Add water to your juices. This way you’ll incorporate less sugar and more water. This tip is especially helpful for juice drinkers who prefer a calm transition from juices to water.

  1. After getting up

Teach yourself to drink 2 glasses of water directly after getting up in the morning. This also directly stimulates your intestines.

  1. Log your water

Keep track on your water intake on your phone. This will work with the app Waterlogged (for iPhone and Android).

  1. Mark your bottle

Buy a big bottle 2 liter bottle and divide the bottle with pencil stripes into parts. Write times next to the dashes. Half way your bottle your time mark should be 2 p.m. Around 2 p.m. you’ll know if you are on schedule with your water intake. Chances ar great that you’ve had enough water to drink in the end of the day.

Good luck!

With these 7 tips I’m sure that you’ll be drinking enough water throughout the day.

Do you have any additional tips to drink more water? Leave them in the comments below.

Love, 

Angela

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Angela
Hey! I'm Angela; a 30-something mommy and a now REAL #fitchick, digi nerd, photo & film shooter hobbyist, MSc specialized in Health Education, marketingspecialist and an international fashion model for 20 years. I've worked for eg. Viktor & Rolf, Nivea, Escada, Elle, Vogue and Glamour. I write about everything that I find worth sharing. Go ahead an take a look around. Don't hesitate to share your thought sor opinions. Enjoy!

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4 comments

  1. Great tips of skincare and easily ways of drinking water in more time and get a healthy and glowing skin.Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Deze ga ik even in mn favorieten zetten. Ik drink ontzettend weinig en als ik voorheen dronk was het koffie of energy. Ik ben nu al een paar weken bezig om mn koffie te beperken tot 2 koppen per dag (ipv 8 tot 10) en de energy heel af en toe. Ik drink nu voornamelijk water met komkommer, munt en limoen maar kom echt niet aan die 2 liter. De tip met de fles en streepjes zou voor mij weleens kunnen gaan werken.
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  3. Het is altijd goed om veel water te drinken, maar mijn theorie is dat sapjes en thee eigenlijk niet als water tellen. Wat je al zei: in sapjes zit suiker en heeft niet de zuiverende eigenschappen omdat je lichaam sap op een andere manier verwerkt. Kruidenthee zoals muntthee of kamille kun je wel als vocht zien, groene thee en zoethout thee bijvoorbeeld echt niet. In groene thee zit cafeïne en daarvan is het sowieso beter niet te veel te drinken en zoethout is niet goed voor mensen met een hoge bloeddruk.
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    • Angela | Great Body & Skin

      Bedankt voor je toevoegingen Karin! Ik ben in jet artikel uitgegaan van gezonde mensen en heb me alleen gericht op hoe je meer vocht binnen krijgt. Wil je nog verder kijken (of heb je last van je bloeddruk) dan kan men jouw tips in ogenschouw nemen.

      Op cafeïne ben ik al eens ingegaan, ik zal er vanuit het artikel even naar linken zomeren, dan is dat ook duidelijk.

      Mijn zoethoutthee drink ik zelf trouwens altijd heel slap, misschien is dat een idee als je vanwege gezondheidsredenen niet teveel zoethoutthee kunt drinken?
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