One of the main differences between youthful and mature skin is that youthful skin has a high water content, which makes it retain its resilience and flexibility. As you know, most of the human body is water, and our skin is 64% water! And as we age, we lose water from our cells, which leads to decreased skin thickness and loss of elasticity. Some studies suggest that drinking more than two litres of water a day can significantly impact skin physiology. That’s why infused water or so-called SPA water can be so helpful to keep you on track with your water intake.
Water infused with fruit and herbs will increase your water consumption while delivering many essential vitamins and minerals to your cells. There are no rules for SPA water; to the jar with water, add any fresh ingredients you have on your hands, keep overnight in the fridge and enjoy the next day. I like to go for oranges, limes, lemons, mandarines, pomegranate, berries, lemongrass, cucumber, ginger, along with any aromatic herbs I can find in the fridge. Chia seeds are also a great ingredient to add to your SPA water to boost your fibre and nutrients intake.
I created three different SPA water types for this recipe to give you an idea and inspiration to make the best tasting water. All these ingredients are accessible and full of essential nutrients for healthy skin.
Please note that the amount of the ingredients displayed in the photo is exaggerated, so if you only have one or two ingredients, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying refreshing SPA water at home.
3 slices of orange
2 slices of lemon
2 slices of lime
1-2 pieces of ginger
3 slices of lemon
Half of pomegranate
1-2 rosemary sprigs
A small bunch of basil
A small bunch of mint
3 slices of lime
A pinch of red chilli
- Fill the pitcher with clean water.
- Add freshly chopped fruit and herbs.
- Put in a refrigerator for at least 30 mins or overnight.
- Refill with fresh water several times. Some ingredients last longer than the others, but it stays fresh for 2-3 days on average.
- Enjoy ice-cold (add ice if needed).