Did you make any beauty related new years resolutions this year? There are so many that seem important whether it’s taking better care of your skin, not forgetting to wash your makeup off, or committing to do more hair masks, brush more carefully, or take more vitamin supplements. If you ask a professional, however, or even a celebrity, their #1 beauty resolution is (for the most part) always the same: to drink more water. Yes, you heard that right; drink more water. Here’s why;
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It flushes toxins
Drinking enough water in the day helps your body flush out toxins which – among other things -helps combat skin and scalp disorders like psoriasis, dandruff and eczema.
Aids in digestion
Water and other liquids help break down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients. Water also softens stool, which helps prevent constipation.
Reduces hair loss
If you drink enough water, your body doesn’t have use the water from your hair for other more vital organs (which, as you can imagine, leads to breakage and thinning).
Helps control calories
Water doesn’t have any particular effect on weight loss other than to keep you from drinking other high-calorie drinks like soda and juice.
Docs suggest 64 ounces per day (about 8 glasses), however it’s important to remember that water is only one piece of the puzzle to staying hydrated. In order to reap the benefits of hydration, you have to combine water with a well-balance diet.
If you have a hard time or simply forget to drink water throughout the day, try getting a nice water bottle and make it a habit of bringing it with you everywhere. I love my black marble Swell Bottle.
Not convinced? Our friends at Into The Gloss collected their water + beauty quotes, here.