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The Importance of Hydration

The human body is over 60% water, so your survival and overall health depend on keeping your body hydrated. The benefits of staying hydrated are endless. Water protects your heart and helps you burn fat. It also carries oxygen to cells, decreases fatigue, flushes out toxins, and regulates body temperature.

To avoid dehydration, you need to have a balance between water gain and water loss. Some signs of dehydration include chapped lips, headaches, dry skin, aching joints, and overall fatigue. Doctors suggest drinking half your weight in ounces of water per day. However, one size does not fit all when it comes to hydration. People taking certain medications, such as antihistamines and antidepressants, need more water, in addition to athletes, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. It’s not just water, however. 20% of our fluid intake comes from food. Fruits and vegetables contain the most water and can assist in keeping you fully hydrated.

While the benefits of drinking water are extensive, it is possible to drink too much. Hyponatremia (or water intoxication) is a condition that occurs when the blood sodium levels drop to a dangerous level. This most often happens when someone has been taking in a high amount of water while sweating excessively and not eating or urinating. This condition is not common, but symptoms include disorientation, muscle weakness, and nausea. It’s important to remember that it is possible to have too much of a good thing.

At Planet Beach we have a variety of services and products to help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy and hydrated. Our Hydro Derma Fusion treatment is the best in its class to provide full body hydration. With a combination of infrared heat and nutrient-rich steam, your body will be completely rejuvenated in just 20 minutes. Some of the benefits include: increase in skin elasticity and collagen production, cleansed pores, and improved tone and texture. We also have the UMO Facial treatment that moisturizes deep beneath the skin’s surface to create a hydrating effect 10 times stronger than hyaluronic acid. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, create even skin tone and texture and lighten sun and age spots. To complement these services, we have a variety of skincare products aimed to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Check them out HERE!

Courtney Thees - My name is Courtney Thees and I'm the Content Coordinator at Planet Beach headquarters. I like cheese more than I like most people. When I'm not working, I can be found binging on Netflix and scouting out the best burritos in town.

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