Up to 60% of your body is made of water. From 10% content in body fat to 73% for the brain and 83% for the lungs. Water is needed for overall good health, every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to survive.
Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints.
A reasonable goal for most people to drink daily is 6 to 8 half pint glasses of water each day. If you are concerned that you are not drinking enough water, check your urine. If your urine is usually colourless or light yellow, you are well hydrated. If your urine is a dark yellow or amber colour, you are dehydrated. You lose water when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot, when you are physically active, or if you have a fever.
What is the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?
Dry skin lacks oil, dehydrated skin lacks moisture. When the face suffers with dehydration, it gets confused. It believes it is dry, proceeds to produce oil but the skin is thirsty & traps the oil under the skin. Blackheads become incredibly hard to remove. This can happen at any age so before you treat yourself or your child for spots & acne, DRINK MORE WATER!!
Just 2 weeks of drinking 6-8 glasses or more a day will improve your skin immensely, try hot water with half a lemon squeezed into it in the morning & maybe a cheeky half teaspoon of honey for the ultimate morning detox. Try making a large jug of filtered water with 3 lemons sliced, half a cucumber sliced & 10 leaves of fresh mint for a refreshing drink at any time of the day. Just leave in the fridge or decant to take to work. Or try herbal fruit teabags.
A common reason I hear as to why people can’t drink that much water in a day is that it makes them get up in the night too often!
Consider this… If you have a dried out plant that is wilting through lack of water & you pour water on it, most of it will just go straight through. BUT if you pour the same amount of water on a plant that is regularly watered hardly anything will run straight through. Just look at the plant I rescued from the salon the day I took it home and 3 weeks later!!! So once your body is hydrated, you will go to the toilet less!
After 2 weeks, treat your poor abused face to a microdermabrasion facial.
Diamond microdermabrasion is a safe and gentle procedure with no downtime, often referred to as the lunchtime facial. A diamond tipped wand is used on the skin for facial rejuvenation along with suction to exfoliate and sweep away the outer layer of debris & dead skin cells from the epidermis. Safe for use on all skin types from teenage to mature skin. Benefits include stimulating circulation & cell renewal, reducing fine lines & wrinkles, minimises appearance of large pores, refines skin texture & improves conditions such as clogged pores, acne, scarring & sun damage.
So drink lots of water & come and get a microdermabrasion facial with Karen our Holistic Beautician for £25 from the 1st August every Tuesday & Wednesday. That should give you time to drink that water!!! And we will show you what we get out of your skin 🙂 do.