The benefits of drinking water and your facial beauty

As a Certified Face Yoga teacher I often coach people on the benefits of drinking enough water. I already blogged about this in the past and I think it is a recurring theme I think that needs to be emphasized. You often hear on the news how important it is for us to find water on Mars. Water means life; isn't it strange that we forget then to drink enough water?

Sarah Smith of the Daily Mail also wondered about this and embarked on an experiment. She started drinking three liters of water every day in addition to what she was already drinking. The results were amazing, not only did she feel better but she also started to look TEN YEARS younger in her face. Down below you can find an excerpt of the article with a link to the original article.

Drinking three litres of water a day took TEN YEARS off my face: Sarah, 42, was hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion... just look what else happened

  • One in five women drinks less than the recommended daily intake of water
  • Every system and function in our body depends on water...
  • Especially because the liquid flushes toxins from vital organs

You might think I'd have little in common with a camel, but we do share one useful skill: both of us can go for a very long time without water.

Usually I start my day with a cup of tea, then I might have a glass of water with my lunch and one with dinner - that's about a litre of liquid in 24 hours. It feels like plenty, but apparently it's not nearly enough.

After years of suffering headaches and poor digestion I spoke to a neurologist about my regular headaches and a nutritionist about my poor digestion, and both told me I should be drinking up to three litres of liquid a day for my body to function at its best.

©WARRENSMITH2013. shows SARAH SMITH 'BEFORE' shot Water Feature

Then, when I read a recent survey suggesting that at least one in five women in the UK consumes less than the recommended daily intake of water, I decided to conduct an experiment. What would happen if I drank the recommended amount every day for a month?

The photograph of me taken the day I started this trial demonstrates perfectly - and rather frighteningly - what a lack of hydration does to a face.

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Benefits of water.

Water is very beneficial for our body, we don't really realize how important it is. My parents didn't teach me to drink enough water. They used to tell me to eat good, to sleep well, to go to school to be a good girl. I didn't really pay attention on how much water is used to drink and I didn't even now that by not drinking enough water it could give me a dry skin and make me feel bad in my own body. Usually we feel hungry through the day and usually we eat. Water is on the 2nd place because we are too busy to think about our body. We drink coffee, black tea, every tea with theine that keeps us awake. And of course, by drinking coffee and tea we are coming closer to each other. It's some kind of ritual because it brings us together. But did you know that by drinking coffee you are taking away all minerals and vitamins that are beneficial for your body. But mostly since the coffee works as a sponge it takes away your water. Years will pass by and you're not going to be able to notice that your body is thirsty.

There are many discussions on the topic of water. Did you know that a baby’s body is comprised of almost 80% water and that an adult person is comprised around 60% of water? That's a big difference right! We should keep those 80% for sure, or we should work on it to get it back.

The first signs off dehydration you will notice on your lips and around them. You will notice small lines and they will look fragile and dry. I see it on my face when I don't drink enough water. My face is talking to me every day. It makes me aware off the choices that I made through the day.

Water cleans out our system, it cleans our kidneys, liver, blood, lymphatic system. It works as a detox. There’re so many complex and interesting chemical processes in our bodily system and yet without water they would not be possible. Our cells need it too. To be able to produce and regenerate, we need water.

So, what do you think, how much water we actually need through the day? The minimum amount of how much water we should take through the day is 2 liters. It really depends on you, on your lifestyle, where you live, how much you eat, how heavy you are, how much you sleep, and how much you move.

Let me give you an example: if you live in Africa of course you need to drink more water. You are going to sweat much more there than in Sweden. Africa is warmer than anywhere else in the world. People in the colder area don't sweat that much except if they are going to sauna. And by the way sauna is very good for your skin. If you eat too much meat, dairy products, sweets, you should drink more because it flushes out your toxins from the body. Certain fats especially animal fats are harder to dissolve, and they can stay much longer in the body. If you are above your normal weight you need to drink more water.

Water Flushes toxins and fats and it works as a shower from inside out.


- detoxifying

- purifying

- cleansing  

- stress reducer

- it hydrates

- anti aging

- creates elasticity

And what about your face and water?

Your face is dependent on water. Good looking skin is hydrated. So, by drinking water through the day your face will have benefits from it. It can take away, remove some wrinkles on your face, you will feel better and you will look younger. You'll create some good habits and your skin will be more elastic.

As a Face Yoga Teacher, I can read people’s faces, I can see how much they drink and what kind of lifestyle they have. My conclusion, people are thirsty!

And let me tell you something about sleeping habits. Did you ever wake up and had more wrinkles than a day before? That's because you didn't get enough water the day before. Those wrinkles are not real wrinkles. Real wrinkles are caused by lacking collagen and they are much deeper. These fine lines are created by dehydration. So yes, if you would drink some more water, you will get rid of your fine lines.