What happens to your skin when you're dehydrated?

Posted by Renee Harris on

How Dehydration Affects Your Skin

You're going to love this tip: you can fix your dry, flaky, wrinkled skin with water.

You're welcome. Enjoy the rest of your day. 😁

Okay, there's a bit more to it than that, but know that as we become dehydrated, our skin becomes dry, flaky, and wrinkled. Our skin loses its natural elasticity as we age, making it harder for water to enter our cells, and our skin is more easily dehydrated. 

Is your skin dry, or is it dehydrated?

There's a difference. And there's a way to check: Run the side of your finger up your cheek, just below the cheekbone. Look closely in a mirror. If you see fine horizontal lines, then you are likely dehydrated. 

Let's fix that.

Rehydrate yourself

  • Drink more water.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks.
  • Avoid sugary drinks.
  • Drink botanical drinks.

What are botanical drinks?

"Botanical infusions are a way to take goodness found in fruit, leaves, flowers, and roots, and transfer them to liquid. The plant part is discarded after the infusion, and the active ingredients are transferred to the liquid (solvent), along with the flavor."  -Chris Dalziel* 

RECIPE: Cool Strawberry Mint Botanical Beverage
Chop a pint of fresh strawberries in small pieces. Place with a handful of washed mint in a gallon size jar of cold water.  Steep for a few hours. Strain and use. Serve cold.  Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants. Mint plants contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

Also try: blueberries and rosemary
Recipe source: Riley Henderson of Turn the Page Loft Bookstore in Red Bluff, CA

* Source:  Chris Dalziel of JoybilleeFarms has an e-course (valued at $147) in the Herb and Essential Oil Super Bundle that will instruct you how to craft beverage syrups, drink mixers, and cordials, as well as elixirs and liqueurs for cocktail mixes and gifts.


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