Glowing, dewy, hydrated skin. It’s not just for celebrities and social-media influencers. Glowing skin is a marker of health and a reflection of wellness. That glow gives you confidence. It boosts your mood. And you don’t need millions of dollars (or millions of followers) to achieve it.
To get healthy, glowing skin, many turn to creams and serums; products that work from the outside in. But truly healthy skin starts from within: with what you eat and, perhaps most importantly, what you drink.
How to get glowing skin: The secret’s in the water
Experts agree that the key to wonderfully glowy skin is proper hydration.
To maintain healthy skin, Harvard’s School of Public Health recommends drinking 9 to 13 cups of fluids per day for men and women based on height, weight, exercise, climate and perspiration levels, among other factors.
According to dermatologists, water can play a significant role in skin health. Skin that is not properly hydrated tends to appear duller, making wrinkles, pores and imperfections more noticeable. When well-hydrated, skin can become plumper and more elastic, meaning it is less prone to irritation and blemishes.
One of the easiest and most delicious ways to stay hydrated: Mountain Valley Spring Water.
Mountain Valley Spring Water’s crisp, refreshing and award-winning flavor makes hitting your water-intake goals simple and delicious. Mountain Valley is spring water as nature intended it, sourced from our protected spring in the verdant heart of America’s Ouachita Mountains for more than 150 years.
Mountain Valley Spring Water is naturally mineralized with a naturally alkaline pH range of 7.3 to 7.7, factors that make our water not just good to drink but also great for your health and the hydration of your skin.
How to get glowing skin: Eat foods rich in antioxidants
You’re drinking your fluids and keeping hydrated. What’s next on the journey to glowing, beautiful skin? Eating the right foods.
We’ll say it again: Healthy skin starts from within. With water, yes, but also with foods rich in antioxidants.
Antioxidants such as carotenoids and vitamins C and E may help protect cells, including skin cells, from damage caused by free radicals. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you're exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.” Free radicals damage healthy cells and have been linked to cancer, heart disease, vascular disease and more.
Think of antioxidants as a suit of armor, a means of protecting your cells from the havoc that free radicals can wreak. Antioxidants have also been shown to prevent skin damage, including photodamage, wrinkles and inflammation.
The best source of antioxidants: plant-based foods.
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices and even cocoa are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. A good rule of thumb: The more colorful the food, the richer it will be in antioxidants. From hearty greens to fuchsia beets and sunny sweet potatoes, the Mayo Clinic advises people to “choose red, orange, deep yellow and dark green leafy vegetables every day.”
And don’t forget your fruits. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries are among the top fruit sources of antioxidants.
One of our favorite ways to stay hydrated while also getting your daily dose of free-radical fighting antioxidants is with infused waters. Take your Mountain Valley Spring Water up a notch by enriching it with fresh berries, cucumbers, basil and more. These recipes will help you get started.
How to get glowing skin: Masks and more
Now that we’re healthy and hydrated on the inside, let’s take things outside.
From oatmeal scrubs that slough off dead skin cells to hydrating mists and moisture-infusing masks, there are myriad ways to keep skin happy and glowing on the surface.
And for many of those ways, a little Mountain Valley Spring Water can help.
- Make a Mountain Valley Spring Water facial mist: Add a few ounces of Mountain Valley to your favorite mister or spray bottle for a light and refreshing way to boost your daily moisturizer or just cool off.
- Infuse your favorite products: Lotion too thick? Clay mask too cakey? Keep a bottle of Mountain Valley Spring Water in your bathroom for a natural boost of mineral-infused refreshment.
- Craft an easy DIY mask or scrub: Mountain Valley plus the naturally cleansing power of oatmeal; Mountain Valley plus the calming effects of yogurt; Mountain Valley plus firming egg whites or oil-absorbing yeast — however you choose to make it, the naturally alkaline minerals of Mountain Valley Spring Water can make it feel that much better.
Want more tips and tricks for infusing spring water in your skincare regimen?We’ve got them here.
Get Going on Glowing: Mountain Valley Spring Water delivered
Ready to glow? Mountain Valley makes it easy by offering our full range of purely sourced, award-winning spring waters and sparkling waters available for home or office delivery across the U.S., learn more here.
Every drop of water in Mountain Valley Spring Water’s iconic bottles fell from the sky thousands of years ago, filtering through layers of quartz and granite that infused it with trace minerals and a subtle alkalinity. These traits have made Mountain Valley an American favorite since 1871. Don’t simply take our word for it. Ask the judges at the esteemed Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, dubbed the “Academy Awards of Water,” where Mountain Valley has garnered 19 honors and counting, making us the most award-winning water in the United States.
Water that tastes great and can help you look great, too? What are you waiting for? On your mark, get set, glow!