As we wrap up summer and head into fall, it’s important to stay hydrated. While we love pumpkin spice, dry skin is notso nice. Hydrating your skin goes beyond moisturizing – for that hydrated, dewy, glow-up look (#goals), you have to be your own Waterboy and drink a good amount of high-quality H2O. As trusted Amazon aficionados and skincare specialists, we’ve rounded up our best tips and products to keep you hydrated during the changing seasons.
Drink lots of water.
You’ve probably heard of the “8x8” rule when it comes to how much water you should drink each day. While eight 8-ounce glasses of water is not a bad place to start, the amount varies person to person because it is based on age, weight, activity level and even where you live. You should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day.
Because drinking this much water every day seems steep, we recommend this high-quality, sip-friendly water bottle. With almost 600 reviews and 4.5 stars, this water bottle speaks for itself. Featuring both a narrow-mouth cap for sipping and drinking as well as a large-mouth cap for ice and easy filling, this bottle is great for mid-workout and errand-running hydration (it fits in most standard car cupholders, too!)
Especially timely for those working from home right now, hydration gets fancy and fun with these Rock Glasses that have a 4.6 star rating. With slight dimples on either side of the glass, this unique drinkware fits snugly in hand and works perfectly for working the room...even if your Zoom-friendly outfit pairing emphasizes the casual in business casual. Pro tip: add a hint of lemon to your water to change it up and keep the ounces up.
Pick the right skincare products that lock-in moisture.
Our bodies are made up of 60% water. This is indeed a thirst trap because your skin needs all the water to look healthy and vivaciously plump. Products that prioritize natural ingredients that attract and produce water will be your newfound bestie in the fall so yes, it is important to look at the fine print. Lucky for you, we’ve got it in the bag (no seriously...go online and add it to your cart.)
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in skin but decreases in our bodies as we get older. Because its main function is to retain water, our serum prioritizes hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient to help increase skin elasticity along with replenishing moisture to reveal healthy, happy skin.
Collagen is a vital protein that is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. Along with hyaluronic acid, our bodies collagen production reduces with age. Containing powerful actives that hydrate and help build skin strength, our collagen moisturizer is a fan favorite because it helps fight the signs of aging through replenishing this much-needed protein.
Try an electrolyte supplement.
Spoiler alert: this doesn’t mean a trip to the store to buy Gatorade.
Electrolytes regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure and help rebuild damaged tissue. Quite literally, they’re electric. If you’re exercising for more than one hour every day or tend to be a bit of a sweater, electrolytes are the key to meeting your day-to-day hydration needs. These 4+ star winner electrolyte drink mixes add a bit of color and a lot of rehydration. Lightly flavored with real fruit juice, Hydrant’s formula strikes a delicate balance of water, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc to keep you truly hydrated.
Take your cool down with a cooling towel.
There is a certain strategy to cooling down your body temperature faster. Applying cold water to points on the body where the veins are close to the surface — such as the neck — can quickly lower the temperature of the blood running through these veins and allow the body to feel cooler.
As we will likely still experience a few hot days in the following weeks, this cooling towel is a stellar option to help you beat the heat. With over 3,500 reviews and 4+ stars, this multi-purpose PVA towel is the best choice for long lasting heat relief. In one handy size measuring in at 12 x 32 inches, this high grade and extra thick PVA with evaporative technology comfortably holds moisture for longer. With new, upgraded packaging to reflect a handy carry pouch, this cooling towel is convenient for those on-the-go trips to the gym, grocery or around the block walks. Just soak it in cold water, wring it out and its ready to wear around your neck.
Drink water. Moisturize often. Appreciate the journey.
That’s right – appreciate the self-care journey. You have the tips and tools, so what’s to stop you now? We’re here to help you thrive and glow in your own skin by keeping it simple. Signing off – I’m due for a water break.