The Importance of Water

As a child, I was not big on water. I only used to drink water whenever I was thirsty. Now that I think about it, I don't think I drank the recommended eight glasses of water everyday. Maybe once a week. Now that i'm older, I realize all of the bad stuff that might have happened. 






Water is the basically what helps the body function properly. According to the Mayo Clinic, "water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues." When our bodies do not have enough water, our energy is drained and we feel tired. Not only that, but our body shows this lack of water through the largest organ of our bodies, the skin.


When we don't drink enough water, the body tries to distribute the water to the organ systems that need water the most. The skin doesn't go that high up that list, thus, our skin dries up a bit in response to mild dehydration. 


For me, one of the things I notice when I don't drink enough water is my lips. They chap and dry up like crazy, no matter how much lip balm I apply. My lips, fortunately or not, are the first to go. It looks absolutely hideous when I try to put on lip color. So I take it all off, exfoliate, and put on more color. IN a few hours, my lips are monstrous creatures once again. I learned my lesson, I always drink a lot of water now. 


No matter how much lotions, moisturizers, balms and oils we slather on, our skin will never look as hydrated unless we drink enough water. The key is to find the right balance. The Mayo Clinic recommends about three liters of water for men and about two liters of water for women each day. Drink enough water, and use products to compliment that. Your skin, and your whole body, will thank you for it.

3 comments:

Claudi said... Best Blogger Tips
July 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Excellent post of yours, absolutely. Maybe you should also mention, it is important what kind of water to drink. The best of the best is reverse osmosis water. Contrary to what advertisements want us to believe, we can't absorb mineral nutrients through water, only through solid food. The purer the water we drink is, the easier it is for our cells to absorb it, save it and transport garbage out of our body. Plus we don't absorb any environmental poisons that might be in our water and it just tastes good and clean. ^^ Cheers!

Denise said... Best Blogger Tips
July 22, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Hi Claudi, thanks for all your wonderful insights! I'll be sure to include them in my next "water" post. You're completely right when you say that the kind of water we drink is very, very important too. Thank you so much!

Claudia said... Best Blogger Tips
July 28, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Hey Denise :)
I'll be looking forward to reading about it! Take care ^^

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