Dry Outside = Dry Inside

“If you’re dry on the outside, then you’re dry on the inside!”

Someone told me this a long time ago and it really stuck out because it rang true.

It got me thinking…could there be something to that? I started taking note of how my skin felt and what it looked like from day to day. It was nowhere near smooth, I felt like I was an alligator! My dry skin wasn’t appealing, to say the least, so I started to think how much water I had drank that day and the few prior days.  Come to realization, it was not even close to the daily amount we are supposed to drink! After much research, and a formidable degree in nutrition, I have found that we should drink at least 2 liters of liquid, preferably water, every day.

I have created some tricks to turn everything around for myself and the clients I work with on a daily basis. These tips, when followed, will be certain that water intake is no longer an issue for you.

  • Drink a big glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning.  I even add some lemon or apple cider vinegar for extra detoxing and alkalizing.
  • Carry a water bottle with you. If I have it with me, its hard to say “out of sight, out of mind.” I prefer using a glass or stainless steel water bottle because it’s better for our health and the planet.
  • Drink a large glass before dinner. I found that this helped to curb my appetite. I ate less dinner and naturally lost a little weight.
  • Where you get your water is important, as taste affects our consumption. If you drink from the tap, get a good filter (I prefer a carbon filter!) to ensure better taste and quality. Spring water will have natural minerals, while Reverse Osmosis will strip these minerals and any other impurities present. Play with your water to taste their differences!

Our skin is a reflection of our health on the inside.  If our skin looks healthy and vibrant, then our insides probably look the same. However, if our skin is dull in color, dry, wrinkly, and rough, then our insides most likely look the same.

This is one of the many areas I help my clients achieve progress: healthy vibrant skin, and thus their insides as well. Water is something that should be enjoyed with love, not hated, or resented. Water should be a part of our daily lives to keep us hydrated and help our bodies rid themselves of toxins so we feel vibrant and full of life.

 

In happiness and health,

~Nikki

🙂 as the quote says “stay thirsty my friends”…and drink more water.

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