As a benchmark, we’re encouraged to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Since our bodies are composed of over 60 per cent water, hydration is essential to ensure that our bodily fluids support normal processes such as digestion, circulation and kidney function. However, there are many other unexpected health (and beauty) benefits that come from drinking water everyday:
1) Better Skin
Everyday we are exposed to chemicals and toxins, whether it’s in the air we breathe, the food we eat or the products we use. Certain toxins that we use inflame the skin, which can result in acne and skin irritations. Like any other cell in the body, skin is made up of water. Drinking eight or more glasses a day restores our skin cell functions and flushes away toxins, resulting in clearer and more hydrated skin!
2) Headache Cure
Put the painkillers away and cure your headache with some good ‘ole H20! Dehydration is one of the leading causes of headaches, as a lack of fluids causes shrinkage in brain volume. This results in the brain pulling away from the skull, which triggers the pain associated with headaches. While sometimes medication is necessary, wait 15 minutes and drink 500ml of water before going to the medicine cabinet.
3) Curb Cravings
Control your caloric intake with, you guessed it, water! Drinking water speeds up your metabolism while also tricking your mind into thinking it’s full. By drinking a glass of water before each meal, studies have shown that people eat up to 30 per cent less calories. Reaching for water also simultaneously limits your consumption of other sugar and chemical-filled beverages, such as soda and fruit juice.
4) Wake Up!
Move over coffee! Hydration is the energy booster you’ve been looking for. When we’re dehydrated, our energy level and concentration decreases. By staying hydrated, our body functions as it should. Save your bank account by opting for a glass of water instead of that daily $5 latte!
5) Immune Boost
We all know that feeling- when you’re sick the thought of eating or drinking makes you feel even worse. However, you still need to meet your daily water requirement for your body to function and to strengthen your immune system. Water clears toxins and boosts your overall health – to get you into tip-top shape in no time! So, why water? We’re happy to say that FaceOff requires only warm water to remove oil, impurities and makeup! This limits the exposure to harmful chemicals that are in most makeup removers, and allows for easy, on-the-go use. H2-O-Yeah!