Benefits of Drinking Pure Filtered Water For Clear & Glowing Skin
We’ve all heard how important water is to our health and the benefits of drinking pure water for clear, glowing skin but did you ever stop to think (or test!) what’s in your water?
I was doing a little research to prep for an upcoming podcast episode with Melissa Gallico, author of the Hidden Cause of Acne, and was reminded, yet again, of the importance of CLEAN water.
Clean as in devoid of the various toxic crap you’ll find in tap water such as:
VOCs (Volatile organic compounds)
I don’t know about you but none of that stuff sounds like a good idea to have in my water (or in my body).
A few years back my naturopath insisted that I get my well water tested — she suspected there might be something in there burdening my system (my liver and gut sprcifically) and she was right.
Even though my well water is waaaay better than the city water, we still found traces of unwanted naturally occurring chemicals.
I’ve been filtering my water ever since. (I use Santevia’s Gravity Water System. It’s afforable, has a fluoride filter and boosts pH and alkalinity to make mineralized alkaline water. More on this filter below…)
As a reminder, here are the benefits of drinking pure, filtered water:
1. Improves Skin Tone & complexion
2. Skin feels more hydrated
3. Prevents premature aging
4. Increase elasticity in the skin
5. Flush out toxins
6. Maintains pH Balance
7. Promotes healthy gut
8. Supports digestion + detoxification
9. Electrolyte balance
10. Nutrient + oxygen transportation
How Much Water Do You Actually Need to Drink to Be Properly Hydrated Within?
A simple way to calculate this is to divide your weight in half and drink that amount in ounces. In other words, if you weigh 140 pounds, you’ll want to drink around 70 ounces(about 8 cups) of water each day.
If you’re not a big water person, try adding sliced cucumbers, berries, mint or basil (or any fresh herb that appeals to you), lemon, lime, orange…just make sure you have washed the fruits properly and that they are organic other you’ll have pesticides or herbicides in your water which defeats the purpose.
You can also hydrate through water-rich foods such as watermelon, fresh lettuce, peaches, cucumber…
As you add more water to your daily life, make sure that you don’t cancel it’s benefits by drinking too much coffee or alcohol which dehydrates the skin.
PS: A lot of my clients ask me if a water filter is necessary, the answer is yes. Well water can contain contaminants, and don’t get me started on disgusting city water filled with other people’s drugs that aren’t properly filtered and the disgusting chemicals they sue to “purify” the water. Save yourself the toxins, get a good water filter.
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