Why Water is the Best Beauty Secret
By: Genevieve Glynn
Sometimes, splashing out on expensive beauty treatments is a great way to treat yourself. It’s always enjoyable to add a little bit of luxury into your beauty regime. However, it’s important not to forget that sometimes our best secret weapon is taking it back to basics! For most people, this hot tip is completely free. Drinking lots of water is a habit that comes recommended not only by health care professionals, but by models like Kendall Jenner. Not only does staying hydrated help you feel better, but it will also help you look better.
Just like the rest of your body, your skin needs water to work at its best. When your skin is hydrated it’s much less likely to become visibly dry and flakey. Obviously, moisturizing is an important part of any skin care routine, but if the skin is always dried out then this process will be a lot less effective. On top of this, not only will the skin appear drier, it will actually wrinkle much faster. When skin is dry, it doesn’t have as much elasticity and so will be more prone to permanent lines appearing.
If you are drinking lots of water, you are also less likely to have problems with acne and spots. Water helps flush out your body and so will clear up the imperfections that are caused by toxins already in your system.
Water is also a great tool for weight loss. This is partially because it does exactly what it does for your skin with the rest of your body-- aka, flushes away the toxins. It also helps improve your metabolism, which is how quickly your body burns fat. If you are consuming a good amount of water your body will be functioning better and so will be able to burn through any excess fat you are storing much quicker. It will also help you avoid unhealthy drinks that hinder weight loss.
If you are embarking on an increased physical fitness journey, water will be an essential part of that. We all know that we need to drink water as we exercise to stay hydrated. However, many people don’t realize that making sure you’re hydrated before you start working out is just as important. If your body is dehydrated, it won’t be functioning to its highest ability, which causes your workout to be less effective. You’re also more likely to experience fatigue and nausea during the workout.
Here are a few tips to help you stay hydrated:
- Keep water bottles in the fridge so you always have chilled water. Often times it's easier for us to gravitate towards cold water rather than room temperature.
- Whenever you’re offered a drink, swap it for a glass of water instead. At restaurants, this helps save you a ton of money!
- Start the day with a glass of water and lemon juice (this will also help reduce bloating).
- Make sure you’re always carrying a water bottle. You’ll be far more likely to drink if it’s readily available.
Do you struggle with drinking enough water? What are your favorite tips? Drop them down below and let's all get on the hydration bandwagon!