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The Benefits of Drinking Water

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Water is important for the normal functioning of the human body. In fact, the body is made up of about 75% water, the brain up to 90%, the blood 80%, the skin 64% and the liver 96% of water. That’s amazing! No wonder some people refer to water as life.

The recommended amount of water we should take daily is 8 8-ounce glasses of water, which is equal to about 2 litres or half a gallon of water.  But I hardly drink half of that. I have always struggled with drinking the recommended daily amount of water. The AcquaBlend Water Bottles I reviewed some weeks ago, help me drink more water, but I still need to drink a lot more.

Since water is so important, I thought I should share with you the benefits of drinking the required amount of water.  Starting from beauty benefits all the way down to general well-being benefits. Maybe these benefits will help motivate us, lol.

1.  Gives a Healthy Complexion and Even Skin Tone
Low water intake makes the skin look very dull. Trust me I know. On the days when I manage to drink 2 litres of water, I can see a different in my skin tone. Drinking adequate amount of water restores skin moisture which enhances your complexion, making it look soft and supple, and gives your skin a lovely glow. Drinking water and having enough sleep are the best beauty tips ever!

2.    Combats Acne and Other Skin Disorders
A major cause of acne is oil clogged in the pores of your skin. Drinking water decreases the concentration of oil on the skin. It also flushes out the toxins that can lead to other skin disorders out of your body.

3.    Reduces Signs of Aging
Drinking water increases elasticity by plumping up your skin. This makes your skin less likely to create wrinkles, it also decreases the presence of wrinkles and fine lines that may have appeared already.

 

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4.    Enhances Hair Growth and Healthy Looking Hair
Our hair also contains water. Drinking water everyday helps the hair grow longer, prevents breakage and encourages a healthy scalp.

5.    Aids Weight Loss
Drinking water helps to boost your metabolism which will help break down calories. Drinking water before a meal reduces appetite. As a result of this we tend to eat less.  Another plus is that water contains zero calories.

6.    Lowers the Risk of Health Problems
Constipation and many other health problems can be easily prevented by drinking more water. This is because water flushes out toxins and waste products out of our system. It also then promotes the healthy functioning of vital organs in your body. Drinking water also encourages mental alertness, increases cognitive function and improves brain performance, which is great for creatives.

The truth is I know the benefits of drinking the recommended daily amount of water. I have known all these benefits and more for years now but for a weird reason, I still prefer drinking my tea, cappuccino, wine and soft drinks. Drinking plain water feels like a chore, like something I have to do, but I don’t enjoy. The only time I enjoyed drinking water was while I was pregnant. I could drink 4 litres of water in 24 hours easily. That was one of the best things about being pregnant. I ate and drank healthy.

How do you motivate yourself to drink water? Are you a natural water drinker?

 

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Product Review: MAC Gently Off Eye & Lip Makeup Remover

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I got my hands on this MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover some weeks ago, and I have used it quite a few times now. If you have been reading my product reviews posts, you will know all about my obsession with makeup remover products, and how I struggle to find the ones that do the job quickly and effectively. Well, purchasing this product was for me to see if the almighty MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, would do the job.

But I made a huge mistake. I did not read the product description correctly before purchasing. I thought it would be great for the entire face as well but it is not. It is mainly for the eyes and the lips. So learn from my mistake, and go through the entire product description twice before purchasing.

Here is what MAC has to say about this makeup remover:

Oil and water do mix, for twice the impact – just shake. A dual-phase, easy-does-it formula that sweeps off even tenacious waterproof mascara and lip colour. Absolutely gentle; suitable for all skin types. It comes with soothing cucumber extract and Damascus Rose flower water to refresh. No need to rinse.

 

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Here are my thoughts on this product:

PROS

  1. I love the coral colour. It looks amazing on my white dressing table.
  2. It is a very gentle product. So no stings at all, even if a tiny bit gets into your eyes.
  3. It smells amazing.
  4. It takes off eye makeup after a few applications depending on how heavy your eye makeup was. It also wipes off any lip makeup with little effort.
  5. It is great for all skin types.
  6. Many departmental stores stock MAC products, so they are easy to find both online and in stores.

CONS

  1. You have to remember to shake it before using it, so the oil and water can mix.
  2. It is expensive at £16 for a 100ml bottle, for just wiping makeup off the eyes and lips. It is more budget friendly to go for a face wash or cleanser that will wipe off the entire face.
  3. The packaging like the MAC Fix+ is quite flimsy. It is very difficult to get it open. I think I should just stop purchasing MAC products that come in this push-twist bottle. I find them hard work.

Overall, I would not recommend this product. If I read the product description properly, I won’t have bought it. I won’t be buying this particular product again but I am still crazily in love with MAC.

What are your thoughts? Do tell..

 

 

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