It's hard to believe, but it's hovering around 100 degrees F this week in Minnesota! Careful, it's hot out there!
Are you properly hydrated? Water intake plays a pivotal role in our health, and water quality matters just as much as quantity. Staying hydrated even helps reduce or eliminate puffiness or bags under your eyes!
Not all water is created equal. Reverse osmosis water, for instance, offers only 10% hydration to our cells. Alkaline water isn't the ultimate solution either since over-alkalization can disrupt stomach balance. We know now that optimum body alkalization stems from a whole plant-based diet.
"Proper hydration is more than simply gulping a bunch of water daily. It's about infusing water inside your cells. To do that, you must improve the electrical charges across your cellular membranes," - says Dr. Mercola.
So, how do we get the water into our cells?
Based on all my research, I will share with you what I do to hydrate my body on a cellular level.
I try to have green smoothies with leafy vegetables and eat living raw foods as much as possible. One of my favorite fruits on hot days is watermelon.
I drink a glass of distilled water with a pinch of Himalayan salt every morning and drink water as usual throughout the day. Himalayan salt contains up to 84 minerals and trace elements that benefit your body.
Holistic experts recommend drinking structured water. Switching to structured water naturally hydrates cells and aids in toxin removal, which can make a significant difference. However, I am still searching for a reputable, affordable source.
Tip: Avoid drinking large amounts of water late at night and before bedtime. It contributes to puffiness in the morning.
Our skin is also "crying" for hydration, and Vika's Facial Toners can be the "rescue team" that provides the necessary moisture to save your skin.
Wear a healthy glow by spritzing your face with Vika's Facial Floral Toner or Propolis Myst Toner throughout the day!
What makes Vika's Essentials Facial Toners different from the thousands of others on the market? They are alcohol-free, synthetic, chemical-free, and organic.
Why are Toners so crucial for skin?
Integrating Facial Toners into your daily protocol (primarily when used with Oil Serums and moisturizers) completely transforms your skincare efficacy and elevates it to the next level.
These slightly acidic plant waters balance the skin's pH, plumpness, and tone. They deliver gentle, therapeutic compounds from the plant into the skin.
Remarkable plant waters (Flower Hydrosols and Aloe Vera gel in our organic Facial Floral Toners) pressed with silky oil serums moisturize, hydrate, and nourish any skin type.
When paired with an Oil Serum, they mimic and support the skin's natural hydrolipid barrier while acting as an antioxidant treatment, toner, and moisturizer.
Oil Serum + Facial Toner's daily ritual works in synergy with Oil Serums to anchor in moisture. It allows your skin to self-regulate, self-protect, and adapt.
While many believe they suffer from dry skin (a lack of lipids), they are dehydrated (a lack of water). A combination of Hydrosols and aloe vera gel (the main ingredients in Vika's Toners) is one of the most simple, gentle, and therapeutic ways of addressing dehydration.