Importance of Water (will be worth all your toilet trips at the beginning…)

How much water a day do you drink? 8 glasses is a minimum my beautiful darlings! It will also help to get rid of toxins…one step closer to that Glowy skin! 

If your skin is not receiving the minimum required amount of water, you will notice the lack of hydration signs including dry, tight and flaky skin. Dry skin is at a higher risk of developing wrinkles due to the skin being less resilient. Skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system and has up to 7 layers of ectodermal tissue. Your body is also made up of around 60% of water! Water is necessary as it delivers water-soluble ingredients to the skin and provides its texture & consistency. Water also helps your skin to maintain moisture, which increases the elasticity. ⁣Increased elasticity = decreased amount of wrinkles! ⁣

Benefits of consuming the correct amount of water

  • REDUCED AMOUNT OF WRINKLES / SLOWS AGEING
    Water improves the elasticity of your skin due to maintaining the moisture. Therefore, if you are hydrated, you will be less likely to have visible fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • IMPROVES COMPLEXION
    If you suffer from skin conditions such as eczma or psoriasis, sufficient water intake can help you control the severity of such conditions. This is because water can help the digestive system to flush out the toxins out of the body, improving skin complexion. A study by the University of Missouri-Columbia showed that two cups of water increased the blood flow to the skin, resulting in an improved complexion and helps to even out the skin tone. 
  • FASTER HEALING
    Water will help to increase the process of a sunburn (as well as lots of aloe vera gel of course…) Ahh, this makes me miss the summer sun! (not the sunburn though hehe)
  • HELPS ACNE
    We all know how acne can be frustrating…the first and basic step we should take is to increase our water intake as we already know it helps to flush out toxins out of the body. It can also help to make pores appear smaller, reducing the chance of clogging and spots forming (yay).
  • TIGHTER SKIN
    If you struggle from “saggy” skin due to weight loss or ageing then you’ll be glad to hear that water helps to improve skin elasticity by tightening the skin especially around the jawline, stomach, arms and legs! 
  • HELPS TO MAINTAIN PH BALANCE
    People with problematic skin will probably be aware how important it is to maintain a healthy pH balance (pH of between 4 – 5.75) to reduce breakouts and keep the skin GLOWING! Water has the power to help with the balance of the pH levels, helping to achieve the healthy skin look. 

Water Retention

Have you ever struggled from a “puffy face”? This could be due to water retention which can be a result of excessive amounts of salt in your diet (big amounts can be found in processed foods so watch out!). It could also be due to too much alcohol, allergies, mould, dust, pollen, hormonal changes and stress.

In order to eliminate excess water you can try:

  • consuming grapefruit, celery, asparagus and dandelion tea. 
  • lymph-drainage facial (wish I was able to have regular facials, they feel amazing!)
  • Wash your face with cool water 
  • Stay hydrated, drink water (obvs :p) 
  • Reduce alcohol intake

What is the perfect water temperature to wash your face?  

Washing your face with HOT WATER
Is a BIG no-no. It dries out & strips the skin of its natural oils resulting in stimulation of the sebaceous glands which then produce an increased amount of sebum = leading to breakouts !

Washing your face with COLD WATER
DOES NOT CLOSE YOUR PORES – confirmed by The Dermatology Specialists, 2019. However, it can act like an astringent, causing them to constrict temporarily & minimise the appearance. Size of your pores are genetically determined, by the way 🙂 ⁣

So what is the correct temperature? ⁣
Therefore, lukewarm water is the best for washing your face. It can also help ensure that your facial cleanser gets the right amount of foaming action, removes enough dirt from the surface of your skin & balances your natural skin oils appropriately. ⁣

Conclusion

Stay hydrated and wash your face with lukewarm water & thank me later xx
PS. Cannot wait for our tan lines (& GLOWY skin) 😀

 

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