Water is a gift from above, not just for life, but for a good quality of life. Yet, water is so taken for granted, so much so that there is a preponderance of health issues in our world today that arise as a result of insufficient water consumption.
What many do not realize is that, added to the many direct health benefits of water, are its complimentary benefits as an agent for anti-aging. What that simply means is that drinking sufficient water has the capacity to help you look more refreshed and younger than you would be without it.
Keeping hydrated definitely has a huge impact on your overall health, especially that of your skin. One of the benefits of drinking water is a softer and moister skin. When it comes to the skin, loss of hydration in the skin shows in all sorts of ways – dryness, tightness and flakiness. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. On the other hand, water is essential for maintaining skin moisture and is the vehicle for delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells.
It is important to note here that, for softer and moister skin, drinking adequate amount of water is probably more important than lotions applied topically. In other words, if your skin cells are dehydrated, they need water from the inside more than lotion from the outside. Of course, it goes without saying that water is definitely cheaper than lotions.
Another benefit of water, in terms of anti-aging, is the unhindered removal of wastes from the body. Not drinking sufficient water every day can result in related conditions like constipation, acne, and urinary tract infections. Urination is required for the removal of various toxins from the body, and when fluid volume is diminished, the ability of the body to remove toxins through urination is also diminished.
In addition, blood circulation is vital to all of the body’s functions, and water makes up a large part of blood volume. Water helps to keep the immune system up and running and also aids circulation. This, in turn, helps the kidney to function better.
Stress can be relieved via a nice cold shower or a relaxing bath, which also helps to calm the nerves and reduce stress-related damage to the skin. You can soak your entire body in cold water for 2 to 3 minutes to rejuvenate the skin. But be careful – long exposure of the skin to water can strip off the natural oils.
Also, moving away from skin, it’s important to note that the human hair thrives on moisture-rich environment and water is one of the best ways to quench its thirst. Just like our skin, the hair needs lubrication from inside out, and dehydration has a direct impact on its growth.
A lack of moisture results in dry and brittle hair. It may even stop growing at the maximum genetic rate if you don’t drink enough water to meet your daily needs. The roots of the hair are the means by which water is transported from the body. When they soak up water, they provide hydration to the rest of the hair strand.
Our scalp and hair roots have photosensitive and energy saving nerve endings that receive and transmit signals. Water energizes the nerve endings to enhance the natural vitality of the skin and hair roots. Drinking water also helps to eliminate hair problems like dandruff and Dermatitis Seborrhea.
Then, muscles are made up of up to 75% water. So, it is necessary to provide them enough water, as having enough water will help keep their contraction normal and prevent muscular cramps.
Now that you know that drinking more water plums the skin cells and keeps them hydrated, helping you look younger and refreshed, it is time to take more water to keep those wrinkles, acnes and wastes away. How about that?