While Global Wellness Day might look a little different in 2020, the message is the same - a day dedicated to worldwide wellness and community, even at a distance. We hope you enjoy this blog-a-day countdown honoring the 7 Steps of the Global Wellness Day Manifesto and how you can incorporate them into your daily lives all year long. Thank you to GWD founder Belgin Askoy and Gloria Treister for their inspiration and efforts for this noble cause! Learn more at globalwellnessday.org

One Day Can Change Your Whole Life!

We’ve heard for most of our lives that drinking 8 glasses of water a day helps “keep the doctor away,” but the majority of us still do not consume the suggested daily intake of water.  The why behind the practice might provide some more motivation to get your daily 8!

Water is as important to our bodies as oil is to a machine. With our bodies being composed of about 60% water, it is used in almost every natural bodily function, from perspiration to circulation to digestion to overall skin health. Here are just a few ways that hydration benefits our skin and its processes:

COMBATS WRINKLES. Staying hydrated actually plumps cells from within, keeping your skin elastic and smooth to diminish wrinkles.

IMPROVES COMPLEXION. Staying hydrated can also help you fight common skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema by flushing toxins out of the digestive system before they can wreak havoc on the skin.

INCREASES HEALING. Keeping your skin hydrated can actually help speed up the healing process by optimizing cell function and turnover.

REDUCES INFLAMMATION. Our bodies retain water when we are dehydrated. By staying hydrated, our bodies actually retain less water and instead let the water flow within us. This helps flush out toxins and in turn reduce puffiness and inflammation in our skin.

CALMS IRRITATION. When we are dehydrated, our skin dries out. This causes cracking, flaking, and itchiness. By staying hydrated, we can help calm this irritation and keep skin looking and feeling healthy and moisturized.

Choosing skincare products that help our skin retain water can increase these benefits even further. For example, the hyaluronic acid derivative in Kerstin Florian Correcting Hyaluronic Serum helps attract and bind the water found in our bodies and in moisturizers to your skin. In addition, our Clarifying Probiotic Mineral Tonic helps optimize the skin's microbiome and barrier function to help maintain hydration levels and reduce transepidermal water loss.

Make it easier on yourself to get your daily 8 by setting an hourly reminder and carrying a reusable water bottle to fill up at water stations so you and your skin won’t go thirsty!

Remember to join us on Global Wellness Day, Saturday, June 13th for an amazing day of FREE ONLINE activities.

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