Taking enough water and fluids helps to cleanse the body of toxins and wastes and keep you radiant. Beauty icon Shahnaz Husain shares some summer tips.
Seventy per cent of the human body is made up of water. The loss of water occurs daily and must be replenished on a daily basis too. We do this mainly by drinking water. This is more so during summer, when the loss of fluids is greater. That is why we feel thirsty and take in more water and other fluids. In the normal course, we should drink about 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. This would meet the body’s water requirement and also keep the system flushed of toxins and wastes. Of course, the quantity of water intake increases during summer, to make-up the loss of fluids through perspiration.
HYDRATION IS THE KEY
Drinking enough water is very important for the skin and hair. Hair is actually fed by the nutrients in the blood stream and the proper circulation of blood to the skin surface is important for skin health. Water stimulates the circulation of blood. It not only oxygenates the skin, but keeps it hydrated and also regulates the skin’s natural balance. Summer is the time for cool drinks, not only to replenish fluids, but also to keep the body cool. This is also another way of meeting the body’s fluid requirement.
Keep cool with ‘nimbu pani’
‘Nimbu Paani’ is an ideal drink during the summer. You can add one teaspoon honey and a pinch of salt. If you suffer from any specific diseases, like diabetes, you should take the advice of your doctor regarding additives, like salt, sugar or honey,