1. Drink plenty of water for healthy skin
“Your skin is your biggest organ and it’s a reflection of what’s going on inside your body,” says Christy Brissette, a Toronto-based registered dietitian and president of 80 Twenty Nutrition. Drinking water might seem like a no-brainer, but most people don’t get enough H20 in their day and it can lead to sullen, dry skin, especially in the winter. If plain old water doesn’t float your boat, Brissette recommends making your own spa water. Adding citrus fruit, cucumbers or frozen berries can be a great way to infuse flavour and add some antioxidants to your drink. Because skin is 30 per cent water, proper hydration can actually improve its thickness and density—a research finding published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. For healthy skin, Brissette recommends aiming for 8 to 10 cups of water per day.