We have heard for years, time and time again how water is so important and that we are not drinking enough of it. But do many of us listen? I doubt it. With all those delicious other options of soda, and juices and even a yummy caramel macchiato, who has time to also drink a bunch of water?
But facts are fact, and we can’t deny the science.
Skin is an organ, in fact, it is our largest organ and is made up of many cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best.
If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
The proof is in the pudding, or whatever that saying means. Maybe we can start to believe those actresses who say they just drink water to look beautiful.
Sarah Smith, who wrote about her results over the course of a month for the Daily Mail, decided to up her water intake to see if it would help her migraines, and started to discover a happy side effect of all the water drinking. She wrote that her “skin completely changed and she looks 10 years younger,” since she increased her water intake from three glasses per day to 3 liters. Which is about 101 ounces or almost 13 glasses of water everyday.
|Photo source: Daily mail|
Sarah noticed fairly quickly that her wrinkles, redness, dark circles and her tired looking face completely disappeared. She started to see glowing, even, non-puffy skin that made her look 10-years-younger. What’s even better, Smith reports that her digestion, energy levels, and cognition improved, and that she even lost weight in the process.
There are plenty of naysayers of water and beauty, but you can’t ignore these results. I guess we could all try this ourselves and make our own decisions on the benefits of water and our skin.
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To see the entire post and her weekly journal to her results, you can read it at the Daily Mail.
The Grass Skirt Blog says
I heard about this today, and all I have to say is that I have been chugging water ever since! Haha.
The Grass Skirt
Reginia - PoisedinPrint.com says
I’m tired and my face looks the part. I’ve looked for ways to rejuvenate myself and it’s quite simple, water. Thanks for this post. It’s right on time.
Darcie (My Modern Country) says
SOLD! I’m actually going to try this…including a before and after picture. Sometimes, the simplest solutions are right under our nose :) I’m 51, so I can definitely use all the help I can get!
I’m a firm believer in the correlation between hydration and one’s skin health and appearance, but this photo is quite misleading as it has had a filter used on the “after”. Notice the mole is gone, and even her hair has a diffused look to it. I don’t doubt a difference could have been seen in an unretouched photo–I wish she would have posted a more truthful photo than this one to show it.
Erin Kennedy says
I completely agree.