When asked what beauty secret they hold, models and actresses always come up with the same answer. They all claim they are slim, fit and have glowing skin because they drink lots of water. We know that our body depends on an adequate supply of water, but what is the truth behind the claim that water is a beauty product? We looked at the topic from a medical perspective and got to the bottom of the diverse effects of water.
More than half of the human body consists of water. Fluid is regularly excreted through the skin, kidneys, breath and intestines. In order to keep the water balance constant, adults should drink approx. 2 liters of water daily (the need increases in heat and physical activity), because water fulfills important functions in our body. It is required, for example, for the transport of nutrients, heat regulation and for many chemical processes in the organism.
Those who drink too little throughout the day usually notice this through thirst, headaches, dry mouth, difficulty concentrating and muscle cramps. Such an acute lack of liquid can be easily remedied, but if the body is permanently supplied with far too little liquid, organ damage can result. So drinking is essential for our bodily functions, but is it also for beauty?
Too little harms, too much does not matter
As noted in the last paragraph, not drinking enough fluids can have a negative impact. Our largest organ, the skin, also suffers from a lack of water. Since the tissue is not supplied with sufficient blood when it is dehydrated, the skin dries out quickly, loses its elasticity and looks sallow. The reverse conclusion is obvious: Drinking more than the recommended amount of water per day not only tightens the skin, but also gives it a rosy, radiant appearance. But far from it! Drinking more than 2 liters a day does not make the skin firmer or healthier, and the first signs of skin aging are not reduced. Too little water intake can damage the skin, but too much doesn't matter.
It is a myth that drinking water moisturizes the skin. Although the supply of water is essential for the tissues inside the body, the skin's surface is supplied with water in a different way. A good supply of moisture to the skin can therefore only be achieved from the outside, with the help of a rich moisturizer on the face and a body lotion that is tailored to the needs of the respective skin type.
A healthy lifestyle is only possible if the organism is supplied with sufficient water (or unsweetened tea). However, the skin also needs external help in the form of creams and lotions, such as those available in the wide range of products from Unrefined Riches.