Are you aiming for eight glasses of water per day? Continue reading and discover how your body uses all this water and if you are drinking yourself to better skin health.
WATER MEANS LIFE
If you look at earth from space, you see a wonderful blue planet and it seems that the earth is almost entirely made up of water. In fact, water covers three-quarters of its surface. Without water there wouldn’t be any life on our planet.
Just like the earth, nearly seventy percent of the human body is composed of water.
WET LUNGS, DRY BONES AND MOIST SKIN
The average adult human body is 57 to 60 percent water, depending on gender, age, body composition and fitness level. But the distribution of water in your body is uneven. Your lungs, kidneys, muscles, brain and heart are the wettest, between 83 and 73 percent water. Your skin, containing 64 percent of water, doesn’t make the top five and your bones are among the driest parts, but are still watery with 31 percent.
The water in your body is the primary building block and key nutrient for cells. Water also serves as a solvent for electrolytes and nutrients and carries nutrients from the food you eat into the cells and helps flush waist from the cells.
DRINK ENOUGH WATER TO IMPROVE YOUR METABOLISM
Without water the numerous chemical reactions, which keep us alive and healthy, and are referred to as our metabolism, would not take place. We regularly lose water through sweating, urination and breathing and if the water is not replaced, we become dehydrated.
The body can tolerate a 1 to 2 percent of water loss, and that’s also the time when we feel thirsty — the body's signal that we should absorb fluid again. We absorb a lot of water by eating, on average around one litre per day. To replace the rest of the liquid, look for plain water or other unsweetened beverages.
PLENTY OF WATER FOR A SMOOTH AND ELASTIC SKIN
When you are dehydrated the cells can’t function properly and your digestive system cannot flush out toxins from the body. However, if you supply your body with enough water, you enhance the blood flow and thus also the oxygen flow to your skin’s cells. Stimulating the skin’s metabolism and the collagen production by drinking enough water can help to plump up the skin, improve its elasticity and smooth out wrinkles.
But, how much water should you be drinking every day to stay hydrated and improve skin health? That depends on several factors including your age, body weight, activity level and overall health. Health authorities commonly recommend between 1,5 and 2,5 litres a day. A good approach is to listen to your body and to drink when you are thirsty.
INSIDE-OUT SKIN TREATMENT FOR A HEALTHY GLOW
To improve skin health, it is critical to moisturise your skin, both internally and externally. Well, for one thing make sure to drink your six to eight glasses of water a day to hydrate your skin from the inside.
At the same time, you can’t start early enough to ensure that the skin is properly hydrated from the outside. Of course, you want to use only natural products with the finest ingredients to deliver moisture to your skin. Alberto Bianchi Natural Face Lift Serum will give you the result that you always wanted: a visibly smoother and plumper skin with a healthy glow.