It’s no secret that drinking water is and has been considered the biggest beauty tool for centuries; it’s just so elemental that we often subconsciously pour ourselves a glass to quench that ever-present thirst. For many of us it’s the most inexpensive way of enhancing our inner and outer beauty, so theoretically we should be drinking it all day, every day. However, we’ve become a lot more influenced by flashy advertising of so many different ‘hydrating’ products that we’ve looked past the rudimentary nature of water.
I was never one to be fussy about including water in my diet, a glass here and there was sufficient enough for me, and this continued on until recently. Having tried so many products, I could never quite achieve healthy-looking skin. In my opinion even the most expensive treatment just cannot achieve that effortless look. While watching television, I stumbled across a program on the Discovery Channel about native cultures in the Amazon and I could do nothing but appreciate the clarity and shine of their skin. Granted they have the best amount of natural exposure to Vitamin D from the Sun and the moisture in the air from the tropical climate, but it’s the natural sustenance of water that keeps them so healthy. Water is so important in their lifestyle. They don’t have access to all the high-end treatments we see in the Western world, so it’s water that’s playing that all-important role.
Ayurveda states that the ‘water element is the principle of cohesion. In the body, this emerges as nourishment, growth, and lubrication. Water element cools, moistens, adheres, soothes, softens, smoothes, dulls, and spreads’ (Banyan Botanicals – https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/blog-the-banyan-insight/details/exploring-the-elementswater/). Water does so much for our health and any beauty regime, it’s a wonder that so many of us fail to drink so much of it! From naturally fighting fatigue, to improving one’s mood, to helping with everyday concentration to detoxifying the body, water is the most versatile of all the elements. It does so much!
When water does so much good, why not set yourself some water goals? I have decided to set a target of 1.5litres of water a day. I have been doing this for the past few years now and not only do I feel a lot healthier by eating only when I genuinely feel hungry, but I also feel more focused and my skin has become clearer and I feel like I can wear less makeup! It’s also handy to always have a bottle of water that is BPA free, with you wherever you are so you can take a sip as and when. All I can say is you will not be disappointed if you start to introduce more water into your diet and supplement your beauty regime!
How to get the best out of this beauty tool?
Why not follow the below sequence to integrate drinking water into your beauty routine, effectively:
- Drink two glasses after waking up to activate internal organs;
- Drink one glass before taking a bath or shower to lower blood pressure;
- Drink one glass before a meal as it helps in digestion and;
- Drink one glass before going to bed helps to avoid future heart problems.