Most people only drink 4-5 glasses of water in the winter, simply because we are less likely to sweat, don’t really feel thirsty, and are more likely to reach for a hot coffee than we are a cold bottle of water when it’s 30 degrees outside. But that’s okay because we need more water in the summer than in the winter, right? WRONG! Despite the cold, you need as much water in the winter as you do in the summer.
Water makes up two-thirds of our body, which is in itself an indicator of how important water is for our functioning. We need water for all bodily functions, so when your hydration levels drop, it effects us negatively no matter what the season. It is important to stay hydrated at all times; here are some reasons why.
- Keep You Hydrated – Contrary to popular belief, you do lose moisture from your body in the winter. While you may not be hot or sweaty, you quickly lose hydration through vapor when breathing (remember your breath turning to steam when outside). Now how can you make up for the water loss if you aren’t drinking enough water?
- Clear Healthy Skin – Water helps eliminate impurities and flush toxins from your body. When there isn’t sufficient water in the body, the impurities try to leave through your pores, leading to breakouts. Drinking water keeps your skin clean and breakout free. Another reason you need to keep hydrated in the winter is because the cold, dry winter air sucks moisture from your skin, leaving you with dry, irritated skin. Replenishing the moisture content in your skin is important if you want keep dry dull skin at bay.
- Improves Digestion and Promotes Weight Loss – Water is important for digestion. With the general tendency to eat more and work out less during the winter, having healthy digestion is essential. One of the reasons for the tendency to eat excessively, especially in winters, is that people often misinterpret the body’s need for water as a hunger cue. So next time instead of turning to your favorite snack, get yourself a tall glass of water. Drinking plenty of water can keep you from gaining excess weight this winter.
- Reduce Fatigue – Dehydration is a major reason for fatigue. Our body needs water to function properly and when there isn’t sufficient water, the body uses up extra energy and eventually slows down, causing you to feel fatigued.
Having a healthy skincare routine is also important to keep your skin hydrated and looking its best, which is why we recommend the nügg Hydrating Face Mask. A gentle formulation of Camellia Seed Oil, Spirulina Extract and Aloe Juice, this face mask is luxuriously hydrating and promises to breathe life back into your skin. No matter what your skin type, our Hydrating Face Mask will nourish your skin and keep it moisturized- just what you need this winter.
Water is important no matter what the time of the year it may be. Always keep your body hydrated and eat well to stay healthy and keep your skin clear all through the year.