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.
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?
I get asked a lot about my skin and I always say a skincare regime only goes so far and hydration is key! I try to drink as much water as I can
Nice. I need to drink more.
I love the effect water has on my skin! It clears it straight up!
Yea same here x
I totally agree with you. Drinking water is vital for our well being. I tend to drink 2-3 L a day.
Ah nice. You drink a lot.
I really need to drink more water, it’s much easier to do in the summer when it’s warm! I love the eyeshadow you are wearing in the first picture by the way! x
Yea it is easier to drink more water in the summer so I am making the most of it. Thanks. Its MAC.
My skin always looks heaps healthier when I’m hydrated and remember to drink enough water! Lovely post x
Thanks Emma. Glad you like it.
I need to drink more water. Other than milk, I only give Lucas water, he’s 1 and I want to get him into the habit of drinking it x
Yea I didn’t give mine anything else but water and milk for the first year. They take diluted juice now every now and again.
I so agree. Water is important. At early age, I’ve made sure my daughter was used to drinking water during meals (and not have juice). It’s worked! She’s almost six now and prefers water most of the time 🙂
My daughter loves her water. Refuses to take juice.
I’m trying to drink more water and exercise a bit more, not noticed and differences yet but its only been a week
Just keep at it. I am sure you will start noticing the difference.
I’m not feeling as tired anymore like I use to, I do feel like I’ve got more energy
Oh great stuff x
I really don’t drink enough fluids in the day, in fact lucky if I drink one glass, however this has given me more encouragement to drink more.
Some days I struggle to drink a glass of water. So wrong.
I am a natural water drinker, I always have a big glass next to my bed at night. Cold brewing green tea and a few pieces of soft fruit overnight provides a refreshing morning drink and will hell up your intake. Put tea bag and fruit in a large glass or jug, top up with water and leave in the fridge overnight.
Ah thanks for sharing that tip. Will try cold brewing x
I try to stick to a few bottles of water a day and i’ve been feeling so much better for it!
Gosh, I know I don’t drink enough water. I definitely look and feel better when I’m fully hydrated.
Yea me too.
I agree with you, water is so important. I might have to buy a water bottle like you reviewed, having some flavours might make me drink more.
Yea it makes me drink more Anca.
Great post Stella.
Water is good, nothing compares to it.
Yea. Nothing at all.
I pretty much only drink water. In the summer I love to infuse it with fruits or add a drop of lemon essential oil to give it a slightly different taste. Might be something to try if you struggle to drink water.
Oh will try that x
I am like you. Drinking water is a major chore. It’s just so dull and uninspiring. I need to make more of an effort to drink it.
Yea struggle too x
Drinking more water makes such a difference to my skin – I try to only drink water but sometimes I like a diet coke!
Same here. My weakness is full fat coke!
I don’t drink nearly enough water as I should but it is hard to remind myself to do it. It is great for having clear skin.
Yea it is Ana.
I am one of those people who drinks a lot of water, definitely the recommended 8 glasses a day and I try putting different fruits in it to add taste. I love adding cucumber for example x
Yea I add cucumbers to mine too x
Totally agree, water is pretty essential let alone just good for us (for everything) haha
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Thanks Alina x
I drink about 4 litres of water a day (I’m on a diet that requires it) and have always drunk a decent amount. I’m not sure it makes that much of a positive impact on my skin, but increasing it does help cellulite which is a bonus.
Lucky you. I need to drink a lot more x
I rarely drink anything but water, yet I still don’t generally hit my 2l goal, which is bad! I’m breastfeeding now too so I could get very dehydrated xx
I drank loads while breastfeeeding. I was always so dehydrated xo
I’ve been drinking so much more water and I have noticed my skin is so much clearer. My hair is in better condition and I feel SO much better in myself! It’s amazing what drinking more water can do and the fact it helps with weight loss too! I quite enjoy a glass of water with a slice of lemon or lime, so refreshing and perfect for summer! 🙂
Yea it is so good x
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I don’t drink enough water but have just bought myself a brita filter bottle to take away with me
Ah nice xo
I’ve been so terrible at drinking water lately. I’ve had to carry a water bottle with me just to remind myself.
Now the weather is warming up keeping hydrated is a must
Yea it is. Easier to drink more water now that it is a lot warmer.
I Agreed & it’s really a good information..
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