February 10, 2017

The Importance of Drinking Water for your Beauty

As a hydrologist I swear by drinking water for maintaining healthy. Water as the main component of  our body helps keep the body well-hydrated. This is essential since almost every cell in the body needs water to function properly. Our brain is strongly influenced by hydration status. Water reduces headaches and migraines, which are often caused by dehydration.
Water flushes out toxins from our body. Certain toxins in the body can cause clogged pores and acne, thus, water can reduce the risk of pimples. It keeps the skin well-hydrated and glistening, thereby, reducing wrinkles. Nevertheless, drinking water may not affect the outermost layers of skin that get dried out from cleansers. Moisturizing and hydrating the skin internally with water and externally with a good moisturizer is the best combination for a healthy and  beautiful skin. Drinking water also hydrates hair cells making the hair naturally soft and silky. If you have frizzy or brittle hair, just try to drink more water. Also, cold water rinse leaves the hair glossy and shiny. The low water temperature constricts hair cuticles making the strands smoother and more reflective. Chlorinated and salty water on the other side can make the hair frizzy.
H O W  M U C H  W A T E R ?
Experts recommend 2,5 litres a day, which are about 6 to 8 glasses, depending on your weight, height and age. Do not consume 1 gallon of water rapidly, like recommend in the 30 Day Water Challenge because  the body’s electrolyte balance can be thrown off and it can cause water intoxication. Just experiment how much water you can drink to feel healthy and energized. It is not always the more water, the better.  Also, when you live at a place where tap water is safe to drink and tastes good, do not buy still bottled water unless you just drink sparkling water (My Evian bottle is always filled with tap water ☺). If you do not like the taste of water, infuse it with fruits, like lemon, raspberries or even cucumber.

How much water do you drink? ☺
Nati xx

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