Everyone knows that drinking water is important and that you should drink enough water every day. For some, drinking according to the recommendations is easy and comes naturally. Others drink too much, while others find it difficult to drink enough. If you recognize yourself from the above or need a change from drinking enough water, read on. Below we present 3 points on water and beauty.
Our daily fluid requirement is around 2-3 litres. The Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) recommends that half of this amount should be consumed with food, half with a drink. Sweating and taking a sauna increase the need. Water maintains fluid balance, regulates body temperature, aids digestion, transports and absorbs nutrients and removes metabolic waste products. Water should be drunk throughout the day, in small sips. The feeling of thirst comes with a delay and when it comes, the body is already in a state of dehydration.
Water and beauty
One of the main purposes of skin care is to moisturize the skin. In the West, creams and serums are used to do it. However, cells also need water to keep the skin sufficiently hydrated. In the East, dry skin is treated by making sure of drinking enough water and that diet includes plenty of good fats.
Water evaporates more slowly from young skin than from dry and old skin. Lack of water is an alarming condition for the skin. Dehydration leads to increased water loss (TEWL), where water escapes through the outermost layer of the skin into the air. When prolonged, this damages the skin and causes premature ageing and other skin problems.
Water has been claimed to have numerous effects on beauty. Drinking water is said to reduce wrinkles, balance the pH balance of the skin or affect the clogging of pores. There is still no research evidence to back up these claims. However, ensuring adequate water intake is beneficial for beauty at least through overall body health, moisture balance, nutrient absorption, and elimination of metabolic waste products, as well as preventing damage caused by dehydration.
An essential secret of Asian beauty, like health, is drinking warm, even hot water. In an Asian business meeting, you are more likely to be served hot water than coffee. It is said that cold water ages you because the skin cells become stressed as the body must work to restore internal temperature. Warm water, on the other hand, prolongs cell life and reduces the effects of ageing. It prevents cell death by giving cells more energy.
Western science says otherwise, and water temperature has no effect on absorption either. However, we recommend trying this ancient Asian method. Try replacing one or more of your daily water doses with hot water and enjoy it with a small sips.
Flavored water for beauty and well-being
We're not talking about store-bought flavored waters, with bunch of e-code, but ones infused with natural ingredients and made by you. Adding different herbs, berries and fruits to a water jug or bottle adds variety and interest to your water. Mint, basil, blueberry, blackcurrant, lemon, cucumber, and kiwi are just some of the ingredients that are great for wellbeing and beauty.
hey`Mo's water bottle is made from stainless steel, and it has a wide mouth and a strainer. This allows you to make your own homemade flavored water in the bottle and enjoy it anywhere, anytime. Add mint leaves, blackcurrants, and lemon to your water. Allow to infuse in the fridge or at room temperature for a while before drinking.