How to Hydrate Your Skin: ​6 Unexpected Infused Water Recipes for Gorgeous Skin by Dr. Christopher Calapai

Skin Care
2 years ago

How to Hydrate Your Skin: ​6 Unexpected Infused Water Recipes for Gorgeous Skin

While most dermatologists and doctors preach the benefits of drinking more water, water can get boring. So what can you do?

Here are six fresh infused water recipes that’ll pack a punch of flavor and add health and beauty benefits to your H2O! Just chop up the ingredients and let them sit overnight in your water pitcher.

  • Melon Mix: Cut up watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe and throw into your water overnight. Melons are immensely hydrating, meaning more hydration per cup of water," says Dr. Kally Papantoniou, a board-certified dermatologist. "They are also chock-full of antioxidants that keep skin clear plus they contain vitamins that promote collagen production which helps skin cell turnover."
  • Citrus Mint: Pick your favorite citrus fruits and add some crushed mint. Adding mint to your water is not only extra refreshing but also improves digestive health and can speed up your metabolism. "Mint actually contains salicylic acid, a potent acne fighter," adds Dr. Papantoniou. "It’s also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties which work to calm irritation both on your skin or internally."
  • Cucumber Lavender: "The reason so many spas use cucumber based treatments is because it contains many skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, potassium and silicon," says Dr. Papantoniou. Cucumbers are powerful detoxifiers, flushing out any waste in your system. Adding crushed lavender to the mix not only adds a beautiful aroma but can also help digestion as lavender contains polyphenols that reduce bad bacteria in your gut, making your system run smoother.
  • Pineapple Coconut Water: Get your favorite coconut water and refrigerate overnight with chunks of pineapple. Although this is not pure H2O, coconut water contains electrolytes that plain water does not, which rehydrate you in record time. "Pineapple is yet another fruit that aids in collagen production," says Dr. Papantoniou "This is not just great for beautiful skin, collagen also has a major role in bone health and tissue repair."

Clearly there are benefits to keeping hydrated. Water does not have to be boring, it can be delicious. Drink up!

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Elisa Schmitz
Love these refreshing ideas, Donna John !
Mike Prochaska
Wow never thought of putting so much fruit in my water much better then those water enhancers good idea
Somér Natural
Love this and it's true...The delicious benefits of healthy fruits! Excellent for helping your skin glow naturally, too. Thank you!
Donna John
Great ideas to serve on Labor Day! Dr. Christopher Calapai
Smoothie Recetas
Infused water is a great way to keep yourself hydrated. Thanks for the recipes.
jose bejo
In my opinion, coconut water is best in all. I have taken it for 2 months regularly and felt amazing changes in my body.

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