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Top Hydrating Beauty Foods for Summer

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The summer has been hot this year! Sometimes in the heat we start having fun and forget how important it is to stay hydrated. On top of water it’s a great idea to add hydrating snacks to our diet, and an added bonus is when these snacks are beneficial for our skin!

 

The Top 3 Hydrating Beauty Foods

 

Watermelon - The tasty watermelon is about 92% water and a fan favourite for summer time! The high water content can help aid in digestion and rid your body of excess fluids and water helping with bloating and swelling. Watermelon is also high in Vitamins A, C & E. Together they all promote skin hydration and help with collagen synthesis. Vitamins A & C also protect against UV damage. Watermelon is also top of the list with antioxidants like lycopene, which help protect our cells from oxidative stress and fight free radicals. Due to the potassium and magnesium in watermelon it can also help regulate high blood pressure and improve circulation. An easy way to eat watermelon is in slices, chopped up to eat alone or in a salad, or blend it into a smoothie and enjoy!

 

Cantaloupe - The delicious cantaloupe is about 90% water which makes it a perfect summer snack! Cantaloupe helps lower blood cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. It also boosts the immune system and helps our liver health, and a healthy liver aids in healthy, clear skin. The water content in cantaloupe will hydrate your skin from within. It is loaded with minerals and vitamins like skin favourites zinc, vitamin C, B vitamins, choline and vitamin E. The best way to eat cantaloupe is right out of the shell, but you can also chop it up and make a fruit salad.

 

Cucumber - The delightful cucumber is about 95% water which makes it a perfect hydrating food to add this summer during the heat! Cucumbers help to regulate our blood pressure, nervous system, muscles and maintain fluid balance in the body. The skin of the cucumber is high in vitamin A so make sure you are eating the skin. Vitamin A helps speed up wound healing, helps prevent acne and helps promote natural moisture in the skin. Pair that with the hydration in the cucumber and you have a beauty food! You can even place cucumber slices on your eyes to de-puff. A fun way to add cucumbers to your diet is to slice them up and dip them in hummus, or chop them up and add them to salads. It's also delicious in a bottle of water paired with mint.

 

On top of hydration from the inside it's important to hydrate and protect on the outside too. Make sure you are using Dormer211 SPF15 and SPF30 to keep your skin protected and moisturized while you eat your hydrating snacks!

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