Let’s be honest: how many of us actually consume the recommended water intake of 8-10 glasses daily? Not many. This results in dull, dry skin that is also prone to breakouts. Water is essential to keep the body hydrated and flush out toxins from the body to keep health issues and skin woes at bay.

Some people find plain water quite boring to drink and end up consuming sodas. Sodas are loaded with artificial sweeteners that do more harm to your body. What you can do instead is add some fruits to your water to create your own delicious drink that you can sip all day to stay hydrated and get beautiful, glowing skin.

 

01. Watermelon + Basil

01. Watermelon + Basil

A super hydrating and refreshing drink loaded with antioxidants. The Lycopene in watermelon combats water retention and inflammation, whereas basil contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that regulate oil production and improve skin tone.

How to: Add a cup of chopped watermelons, handfuls of basil leaves and 1-litre water in a large jug. Keep it in the fridge and leave to infuse for a few hours. Drink throughout the day to keep your body and skin hydrated.

 

02. Raspberry + Peach

02. Raspberry + Peach

Loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, raspberries counterbalance free radicals that are responsible for premature ageing. Peaches are rich in vitamins and minerals that promote healthy skin. Drinking raspberry and peach infused water can give you younger-looking, smooth skin.

How to: Wash and slice a handful of raspberries and add them to a glass jug. Then, add slices of one peach. Pour a litre of water and let it refrigerate for a few hours before drinking.

 

03. Strawberry + Mint

03. Strawberry + Mint

Rich in ellagic acid, folate, and vitamin C — strawberries protect skin from free radical damage as well as from the effects of UV rays. Mint is known for its soothing, healing inflammation properties that keep acne at bay.

How to: Thinly slice 6 strawberries and add to a glass jug. add a handful of mint leaves and let it infuse for a few hours.

 

04. Orange + Ginger

04. Orange + Ginger

Those looking for a serious detoxifying drink, this is the one for you! Citrus fruits like oranges are rich in vitamin C that plays a vital role in collagen formation. Since it is an antioxidant, oranges also keep several problems at bay. Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities that flush out toxins from the body to give you clear skin.

How to: Peel and thinly slice ginger and oranges. Put them in your infuser bottle or a glass jug then add water. Let it infuse for two hours and then drink throughout the day.

 

05. Lemon + Cucumber

05. Lemon + Cucumber

Many restaurants and cafes offer lemon and cucumber-infused water instead of regular water as it has a lot of health and beauty benefits. Lemon removes toxins that build up in your lymph glands, bladder, and colon. Cucumber has super hydrating and refreshing properties that keep skin supple and youthful.

How to: Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons in 1-litre water. Then, add thin slices of fresh cucumber to it. You can also add some mint leaves. Refrigerate for two hours and then consume.