Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin - We all want nice skin right?The benefits of drinking water for skin - and body - are numerous. It's true! We've heard it many times before... drink lots of water. But will water really improve the appearance of your skin? While not everyone agrees, according to the experts the answer is a resounding yes!
We know this, we really do- so WHY do we not drink water? Do we not want nice skin? Honestly it puzzles me- and I hope this post will help motivate at least a few readers to fill up on some of that lovely clean liquid we have free access to.
I am personally going to make sure that water is a routine - just as brushing my teeth twice a day is.
Benefits of Water
Many people spend their days in a state of mild dehydration. Consuming far fewer fluids than they should. Water comprises approximately 60% of your body. It's basic for survival.
If you're stranded on a deserted isle, find drinking water first. It seems so simple, yet it is such a chore for a lot of folk!
Skin is intricately tied to the overall health of your body. When your body is properly hydrated, you'll look better and feel better.
Adequate water rewards you with...
- Enhanced health
- Increased energy
- Bright, clear eyes
- A radiant complexion
- Carries nutrients to every cell in your body
- Flushes out nasty toxins
- Improves circulation and blood flow
- Lubricates your joints.
And- you may even need more...
If you are exercising, hot weather, and heated indoor air all cause your body to lose water. Increased water output requires increased water input.
|Note: Illness, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are special situations that demand greater fluid consumption.|
Drinking too much water, however, may lead to a rare condition called hyponatremia. Marathon runners, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure and cirrhosis, are most at risk. Check with your physician for recommendations.
Is water best?
Consuming lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for healthy skin will satisfy some of your body's fluid requirement. A bonus is they are loaded with anti-aging anti-oxidants!
Count milk, juice, and other healthy beverages as part of your daily total. Try diluting fruit juice with sparkling water for a tasty drink with fewer calories. Relax with a soothing cup of herbal tea. Just make sure that most of your daily fluid is pure, clear water.
How do you know if you're consuming enough water?
Answer these questions:
- Is your thirst quenched?
- Is your urine clear or pale yellow?
- Do you feel good?
There are numerous health benefits of drinking water. For your skin and your general well-being, water is critical. My complexion and my energy are happy when I pay attention to my fluid intake. I can sometimes look a bit grey and tired if I don't drink any water, and I certainly feel tired too!
There is no doubt that water is the ideal liquid refreshment.
Reap the benefits of drinking water for your skin.
You'll have a healthier body and a healthier you!
And that is my aim, going forward no more dehydrated me!! And no more dehydrated you!!
Here's a fun little tool to help you work out how much water you need per day
Drink More Water Calculator
And a few tips on helping us all along, I know I need tips - cos otherwise I forget!
And on that note, I am off to the kitchen to fill up my bottle :)
Do you drink enough water? Will you join me in my 2ltr a day life style?