While I swear by natural beauty products to keep my skin looking great, without combining them with proper rest, good nutritional choices, and ample hydration, your skin will not glow as vibrantly. Dehydrated skin appears sallow, tired, and can be oily with dry patches. It is actually more prone to breakouts because, in attempting to hydrate itself, it creates more oil. Ok, beauty queens – we know what that means, right?
Sometimes, I jokingly claim that the elixir of life is wine. However, it’s really water. The human brain and heart mimic the Earth in its need for water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water. The earth is 71% water. Clearly, all elements of nature (including us) depend on water.
But I Hate Plain Water…
Want to get more water, but despise plain water? Try fruit-infused water. You can either use an infuser pitcher, an infuser bottle, or just a regular glass pitcher. I like that, though. I even eat the fruit afterwards.
This fruit infused water is as beautiful as it is delicious. If you want it a little sweeter, add your favorite all-natural low-calorie sweetener (like Monkfruit or real stevia).
Drink Fruit Infused water for Beautiful Skin
I also like to shake this recipe up a bit and use pears instead of apples. Sometimes, I will use lemons instead of limes, as well. All of these fruits are high in pectin, vitamin C, and biotin, which helps the skin produce more collagen (as does drinking water). Collagen helps keep the skin young, firm, and glowing. It also helps the skin repair itself after injury – so, yeah, it’s kind of important!
Do something beautiful for yourself. Feeling adventurous? Here are some more fruits and veggies that make the skin glow and put the rosy back in the cheeks!
Infused Water Recipe for Beautiful Skin
Yields: 6 cups
If you are making this in an infuser bottle rather than a pitcher, adjust amounts appropriately. I pour the finished beverage into my infuser bottle so all the fruit continues to flavor the water.
- 6 cups water
- 1 small apple, diced
- 6 strawberries, hulled
- 1 lime, sliced
- handful of mint
Stir all ingredients together into a pitcher.
Store in refrigerator overnight so water can absorb all the vitamin and pectin goodness.
Stir again and enjoy
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Angela BanisterJuly 31, 2017 - 11:21 pm
Oh this sounds delicious I am going to try it this come week! I HATE plain water, but am really enjoying the fruit waters and have been looking for a good recipe
Alicia TaylorAugust 1, 2017 - 12:27 pm
I also like to freeze fruit and use it instead of ice.
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Briana CarterApril 15, 2016 - 7:01 am
Water really is the best. I have never thought of this combination but I do love Strawberries and mint in my water!
MarianaApril 14, 2016 - 11:40 am
I just bought an infuser pitcher and am looking forward to using it with fresh fruits and herbs. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Alicia TaylorApril 15, 2016 - 9:23 pm
If you have any recipes, Be sure to send them to me!
Julie @ Running in a SkirtApril 14, 2016 - 6:55 am
I’m a big advocate of drinking lots of water too! Adding fruit is such a good tip. Looks delish!
Alicia TaylorApril 14, 2016 - 11:20 am
I love how versatile this is – and no matter what fruit you put in, you will reap amazing benefits
NeelyApril 13, 2016 - 2:36 pm
My husband and I do infused water all the time. I love this recipe!
Alicia TaylorApril 13, 2016 - 2:51 pm
It’s a little different 🙂 I’m gonna try Pineapple lemon next, I think
Saidah WashingtonApril 13, 2016 - 2:06 pm
I love plain water, but a client sent me a water infusion bottle. I’ve had cucumber water before and it was really refreshing.
Alicia TaylorApril 13, 2016 - 2:50 pm
Cucumber water is also delicious. If you ever get the opportunity, try cucumber and watermelon
William SweeneyApril 13, 2016 - 9:58 am
I didn’t realize there is so many benefits to infused water like this. I bet the water tastes amazing as well.
Alicia TaylorApril 13, 2016 - 1:09 pm
It does taste great! Drinking water has amazing benefits all on its own. The flavor encourages you to drink more and imparts the goodness of fruit benefits!
valmgApril 13, 2016 - 5:17 am
I love infused water! I have never tried making it with apples but it does sound good.
Alicia TaylorApril 13, 2016 - 1:09 pm
I also like it with pineapples! There are just so many options
MicheleApril 13, 2016 - 5:17 am
Fruit infused water can be really tasty–I make it a lot in the summer months when I tend to dehydrate really easily. I prefer a citrus flavor so I generally flavor it with oranges–or sometimes mint.
Alicia TaylorApril 13, 2016 - 1:10 pm
I like citrus, too – so I put lime in it. I also love pineapple and tangerine!
robin masshole mommyApril 12, 2016 - 7:31 pm
Oh how I love fruit infused water. It’s such a refreshing treat.