Let’s Go Chasing Waterfalls: Why You Should Drink More Water
Why You Should Drink More Water
Contrary to the popular TLC song, we all should go chasing waterfalls (or at least just the water part) and give our skin some TLC of it’s own! After all, the human body is about 60% water. So, it is only natural that drinking water will have a positive effect on our body, and our skin. We have outlined below a few insider tips to getting the most out of the natural benefits of water!
Hydrate your skin. That’s right, water isn’t only a thirst quencher, it is also essential in moisturizing your skin. Our skin is the largest organ of the human body. Water is a major component to delivering essential nutrients to skin cells and replenishing skin tissues, which may in turn generate healthy skin.
PM Tip: Keep a humidifier by your bed while you sleep to keep your skin hydrated. Try adding some Thayers Witch Hazel Toner to the water to add a fresh scent and keep your skin hydrated through the night.
You won’t taste it, but you’ll surely feel it. A cold shower may not be considered a drink of water, but your pores will thank you for it. A cold bath or shower may help alleviate skin redness and leave your complexion with a more even coloring. Cold water also helps close pores and prevent clogging, and reduce the appearance of acne as a result.
AM Tip: A cold shower before you start the day can be used as a stress relief and may also help regenerate new skin cells and replace dead cells.
Magic for your skin’s age. Maybe not true magic, but you’ll feel like a magician after your skin’s aging slows down. Water can help maintain skin elasticity and in turn help delay the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Not only may skin be more elastic, but your skin’s natural suppleness can stay in tact as well. So put down the anti-aging creams and pick up a glass of water!
PM Tip: Cold water can be your anti-aging cream. Set aside a few minutes each night to relax with a cold washcloth over your face. Submerge your cloth in cold water, squeeze the excess water out, and rest the cloth on your face undisturbed for a few minutes. This may allow your skin to tighten and help retain your youthfulness.
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Goodbye toxins, hello glow! By drinking more water you may increase your metabolism, which can help your digestive system flush toxins out of your body. By doing so, this may also help prevent acne and you may find your skin has a more natural glow as well.
AM Tip: Start your day with a glass of hot water and lemon. The properties found in lemons, in conjunction with water, may help expedite the release of toxins and also help your skin retain its natural glow.
So quench your skin’s thirst for water and create a waterfall of rejuvenation within your own body.