If you measured my hydration level, I’m pretty sure most of the time I’d be on the raisin scale and that applies to both my skin and the amount of water I drink. From an early age we’re told to try and drink up to 8 glasses (or 2 litres) of water a day and for as long as I can remember I’ve always struggled with this. It’s not that I find drinking water boring, it’s just that I don’t ever really get that major thirsty feeling and I’m always so busy I forget to sip (and sipping is key people). I have a number of different methods I like to use to try and encourage me to drink more water throughout the day, including apps and special bottles with time targets. Personally, I love drinking water, but you’d be amazed by the amount of people who just can’t stand the taste or say it’s boring and have to add a dash of squash or cordial to make it more bearable. Thanks to Pinterest, fruit infused water has become a summer staple and I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite fruity concoctions. Not only do they add flavour to your water, but they also all have their own benefits for your health by boosting your water with natural antioxidants. Throw in some ice and a couple of pretty straws and you’re good to go! Water has never looked or tasted so pretty and it takes no time at all.
Strawberry and Basil – This is my favourite surprisingly. You wouldn’t necessarily think basil will taste nice in water, but it actually does. It’s light, refreshing and has a lovely sweet taste from the strawberries.
Lemon, Blackberry & Rosemary – A little more on the bitter side but still delicious and the rosemary gives it that slightly more fragranced taste.
Raspberry and Mint – Another favourite of mine! Anything with mint in it will always be a winner as it’s just so fresh and summery.
Orange, Lemon & Lime – This is probably the most popular among fruit water lovers as it’s packed with citrus slices and is very refreshing.
Lime and Blueberry – The lime and blueberries together form a lovely zingy taste!
It’s also very important that you don’t leave your skin out when it comes to quenching a thirst and that’s where finding the perfect moisturiser comes in. Around two years ago, before a flight to Orlando Florida I was looking for a really hydrating moisturiser that I could use on the flight, as we all know that being in an air conditioned metal tube in the sky for hours on end isn’t the best time for your skin, so I wanted to give it some extra TLC. I picked up Clinique Moisture Surge and instantly fell in love. It has a gel-like, silky texture and glides on effortlessly leaving your skin feeling as though you’ve just had a facial. I’ve gone through so many of these and spoken about it in videos on my channel, as well as encouraged friends to try it when their skin needs a helping hand in the hydration department. I often have combination skin, where at times it’s dry and in other places it’s oily so the fact that it’s an oil-free formula really helps that situation as it’s tailored to all skin types. I use this most days as a moisturiser before makeup, but it can also be used a 5 minute mask (which is actually what I do on long haul flights) or can be used over makeup in a thin layer throughout the day if needs be. I’ve also recently bought the Moisture Surge face spray to use after cleansing or for a re-fresh throughout the day (FYI, if you keep this in the fridge it’s an absolute lifesaver on a hot day). I have yet to try the other products in the range, but I am exited to do so as it has thoroughly impressed me so far and my skin is very thankful for it! Pop into your nearest Clinique counter to experience Moisture Surge for yourself: www.clinique.co.uk/locator or learn more here www.clinique.co.uk/dry-skin-solutions-skin-care-clinique.