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Everyone wants their skin to look clear, healthy, and glowing. The beauty industry makes billions every year promising creams and cleansers and cures for dull skin, but the secret is actually much simpler (and less expensive).

Glowing skin starts from within, and is a direct result of what we ingest and how we live. In today’s blog, we’re sharing our go-to secrets for maintaining radiant skin all year-long.

Young woman with her eyes closed and her hands on her face

*Image by @drobotdean

What Gives Skin a Glowy Look

The secret to glowing skin is a body that’s well-nourished and hydrated. Drinking enough mineral-rich water helps promote and maintain skin’s moisture, promoting a radiant complexion. [1] Diet also plays a role—specifically vitamins C and E help support skin health by fighting oxidative stress and encouraging collagen production. [2] Collagen is the protein that makes up our skin and keeps it “bouncy”. 

Skincare plays a role in how our skin looks, but it’s not the end all be all. Regular cleansing helps clear out dirt and debris, and exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, unveiling a fresh, luminous layer. Lifestyle plays a big role in our skin health, too. Things like sufficient sleep, intentional UV exposure, and stress management skills can positively impact skin appearance.

How to Stay Hydrated All Day Long

Now that we know the best way to achieve a nice glow is through proper hydration, here are some of our go-to tips for staying hydrated all day long.

1. Drink Mineral-Rich Water

Drinking water with a proper balance of electrolytes is the key to long-lasting hydration. Electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium, play an important role in fluid balance. [3] You can add these to your water via premade powders or by adding a pinch of high-quality sea salt to your water. If you’re able to access filtered tap water or a natural spring, those are some of the best, most affordable options. Once you have a good water source, drinking enough throughout the day is what will help you achieve a lasting glow. Don’t forget to consider your age, weight, and physical activity when calculating your daily intake.

2. Eat Hydrating Foods

As important as drinking water is, so is eating it! There are lots of delicious foods that are water-rich. Fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumber, celery, oranges, and strawberries have high water content and contribute to your overall daily hydration. Coconut meat and coconut water are also great, tasty ways to hydrate the body while also helping to replenish electrolytes. You can incorporate these foods into your diet as is, or adding as toppers to salad or even as a light dessert option.

3. Avoid Dehydrating Beverages

When we think of ways to hydrate our bodies, you’ll never (hopefully) reach for a cocktail or latte. Beverages like energy drinks, alcohol, and caffeine dehydrate the body, because they’re all examples of drinks that have diuretic effects. This means they’re more likely to increase urine production, leading to fluid loss. [4] This can contribute to dehydration. We know that coffee in particular is a treat many people look forward to every day. With Dandy Blend, you can get your coffee fix without the caffeine. Our delicious coffee alternative has a similar flavor profile to coffee, making it a perfect replacement for espresso in your daily latte or batched as a “cold brew”—without the dehydrating qualities.

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Dandy Blend is not a supplement or medicine. Any health related questions or concerns, we always recommend consulting with your primary care physician.

*Banner image by @benzoix