The scorching sun in Florida can severely dehydrate your skin. This makes proper hydration a necessary part of daily life for Floridians.  In addition, Florida’s humid, sweat-inducing climate sparks a need to cleanse our bodies with detoxifying foods to maintain clean pores. That is why our Tampa Aesthetics team and medical experts at Weight Success Centers are sharing the secrets to promoting healthy skin.

Fluids for Hydrated Skin in Florida

Water is the most important solution for detoxification and hydration. August is the time to splurge on hydration at home and when on the go in Florida.  Wherever you go, bring bottles of clean water or carry a refillable water bottle (preferably equipped with a filter). Never skimp when it comes to hydrating your body in hot weather, during travels, and especially during exercise.  Experts suggest drinking at least 8 oz. of water every hour in hot environments.  

You may like to jazz up your water with some detoxifying and cleansing lemon juice.  Additionally, certain sports drinks, fresh veggie juices, low-sugar fruit juices, and even aloe juices may be helpful in keeping you hydrated. Take note that sugary drinks and sodas are tempting, but they will not do much in helping your body battle the heat, nor will they do any good for your skin.  

Detoxifying Foods for Fresh Skin

There are many foods offering hydration along with nutrition.  For example, watermelons are a hydrating source of vitamins and minerals with skin-benefiting amino acids, lycopene, and other antioxidants. As you would suspect, fresh fruits and vegetables can also be naturally cleansing foods.  For example, celery is one of the most highly touted foods for bodily detoxification.  

Additionally, foods that are high in the healing mineral sulfur (or sulphur) can help you get rid of toxins in your blood, which promote healthy skin.  Brussels sprouts, cabbage, breadfruit, and vitamin-A-rich carrots could all help cleanse your system while offering beneficial antioxidants. In addition to sulfur-rich vegetables, you can find sulfur in garlic, which can activate liver enzymes and flush out toxins.  

If you are not a fan of garlic, consider adding sweet beets to your diet.  The low-calorie benefits of beets include vitamin B-6, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.  Importantly, beets also contain betalains, which are antioxidants with detoxifying and anti-inflammatory power.  

Detoxifying is just the start!  There is a long list of other foods with specific vitamins to help skin. Ask our Tampa Aesthetics experts and physicians at Weight Success Centers about nutritional healing, weight loss plans, skincare products, aesthetics, and medical solutions for wellness. 

Which detoxifying foods or hydrating drinks keep your skin healthy? Join the conversation on Weight Success Centers’ social media sites and find more great tips to share with your friends and families.

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