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I’ve shared with you Bellas a trick so I can drink more water. It’s working! I’m drinking more water now. Still not meeting the 10 glasses a day but I’m definitely putting in more than three glasses of water in my system now!

Here are other ways to keep yourself hydrated:

Sip water throughout the day. Drinking a big glass of water is difficult for me because I don’t like the sloshy feeling in my tummy. So I find that sipping water helps! I use signals like every top of the hour, or after a trip to the toilet, or when I finish breastfeeding.

Have soup for lunch. I like brothy dishes like sinigang, nilaga, and tinola, too. Slurping up my meals will definitely add more water to my system.

Snack on fruits like watermelon, melon, grapes and oranges. These are made of 90% water.


Spike your drink with skin-enhancing powders. I’m currently a breastfeeding Mama so I can’t try this product that beauty bloggers are raving about: Belo Nutraceuticals Advanced Anti-Aging Collagen Powder Drink, P1,592.50 for a box of 14 packets. Just add one packet to your coffee, juice, or even your food. Each packet delivers intense moisture to your skin for a supple glow! Can’t wait to try this!


Use products that have the words “moisture” and “hydrate” on them. Here are a few I love or I’m about to try (watch for my reviews!):
Dial Coconut Water Hydrating Body Wash, P200
Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, P350
Céleteque Hydration Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist, P349
GlamGlow ThirstyMud Face Mask, P3,750
Olay Aquaction Nourishing Hydrating face masks, P829
NIVEA Sun Moisturizing Collagen Protect Face Cream sunscreen, P300
VMV Hypoallergenics Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Moisturizing Anti-Micro-Bug Hand Gel, P930
Dove Daily Hair Vitamin, P75 for a pack of six capsules

Beauty Directory:

Belo Nutraceuticals Available at all Belo Medical Clinics at Westgate Center, Filinvest, Alabang; Ayala Center Cebu; Bonifacio High Street Central; The Residences at Greenbelt, Makati; Connecticut, Greenhills, San Juan; Medical Plaza, Makati; The Mega Atrium, Megamall; Tomas Morato, Quezon City; Trinoma, Quezon City;;

Burt’s Bees Available at Beauty Bar: Power Plant Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Shangri-la Plaza, The Podium, Robinsons Galleria, Eastwood Mall, Gateway Mall, Trinoma, Robinsons Place Ermita, Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Bonifacio High Street, Limketkai Mall, Glorietta;;;;

Céleteque Available at all leading department stores, PCX shops, and drugstores nationwide;;

Dial Available at all leading department stores, PCX shops, and drugstores nationwide

Dove Available at all leading department stores, supermarkets and beauty hubs nationwide;;

GlamGlow The SM Store at Makati, Megamall and Aura Beauty Section; FReSH at Glorietta 5, Alabang Town Center, Eastwood and Century Mall; ART of SCENT at One Shangrila Mall and Resorts World;;

Nivea Available at all leading department stores, drugstores, and supermarkets nationwide;

Olay Available at all leading department stores, drugstores, and supermarkets nationwide;;

VMV Hypoallergenics Bonifacio High Street; Discovery Country Suites; Glorietta; Landmark Department Store; Manila Peninsula Gym; Sabak Sports; SM Department Store; Vivere Suites Hotel; VMV Skin Specialist Centre + Clinics, 117 Palanca St. Legaspi Village, Makati;;;

Photos from Frances Sales (products) and 123RF Stock Photo (lime glass)

Frances Sales

Writer, blogger, and magazine editor for many years, Frances Amper Sales has learned a lot about style and beauty. Yet it was only when she became a wife and mommy (to three cute boys!) that she applied what she knows about skincare, hairstyling and makeup. She realized that she needs to take care of herself now, more than ever! She now shares all that she's learned about mommy care to all you Bellas. Follow her family adventures, too, on Topaz Mommy.

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