Beauty benefits of staying hydrated is a conversation we’ve had too many times. We all know that drinking water is one of the best ways to keep your skin happy and healthy. Yet, most of us find it challenging to get those 2 litres into our system. Especially if you are someone who leads a hectic lifestyle where you don't always remember to grab a glass before stepping out or turning in for the night.
An easy way to trick your body into consuming more water is by replacing a couple of glasses with other delicious beverages that are not nearly as boring. Everything you consume has some amount of water in it, but there are some drinks that target your skin health directly. The green juices and teas have had their moment in the limelight, but there are some unlikely candidates that can do you equally well. Plus, they are yummier than your average cup of green tea. Check them out!
01. Spearmint tea
I personally stumbled upon the benefits of spearmint on accident. I used to drink it because it's oh-so-refreshing. But turns out, it also works towards reducing testosterone levels in your body. Lower testosterone levels mean lesser body hair and acne along the upper lip, chin and jaw. It is also packed with antioxidants (polyphenol), which works as an anti-inflammatory agent in your body.
02. Bone broth
Bone broth has been a health food in our culture for ages. It is rich in amino acids and minerals helps promote natural collagen production and provides in anti-ageing benefits. Although they are not nearly as beneficial as taking collagen supplements, they are definitely yummier than a couple of pills!
Matcha is more than just an exotic ingredient in fancy coffee or a health drink no gym rat can shut up about! Much like green tea, matcha is also packed with free radical damage fighting antioxidant (without any of the unpleasant taste). Known to boost moisture retention and avoid wrinkles, matcha drink is a delicious blend of taste and beauty-enhancing benefits.
04. Soy milk
Apart from being a healthy alternative for people who can't drink milk, soy milk has many skin benefits. It is a source of phytoestrogens that help keep your skin looking youthful. Also, aiding in collagen promotion, soy milk consumption has been linked with increased hydration levels and elasticity in the skin.
05. Red wine
When consumed responsibly, wine drinkers can be the best-looking people at the bar! The classic red wine has shown to be able to fight the adverse effects of UV radiation and pollution. It balances oxidative damage caused by free radicals in your body. A rule of thumb should be to keep it limited to one drink a day.