Are you taking advantage of one of the best anti-aging serums out there---one that's as close as your kitchen tap?
Yes, I'm talking about water.
While experts say water isn't actually the fountain of youth, there's no denying the health AND anti-aging benefits of h2O.
Ths from Anti-Aging God's Way: "One of the benefits of drinking water is softer, moister skin. Loss of hydration in the skin shows in all sorts of ways - dryness, tightness, flakiness. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. Water is essential to maintain skin moisture and is the vehicle for delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells."
"The Least Expensive Anti-Aging Potion"
Mireille Guiliano is the 67-year-old author of French Women Don't Get Facelifts, a guide to the French way of aging stylishly,
Guiliano says,"Water is the least expensive anti-aging potion and the one medicine it is hard to overdose on. I drink a glass before going to bed and first thing when I get up, and as much as I can during the day. It maintains my skin’s moisture balance, moves essential nutrients through my organs and body, removes wastes and toxins, and helps to keep my cells hydrated and joints lubricated (and, oh, do we need that flexibility and mobility during the second half of our lives)."
From an article on heartmdinstitute.com titled "Why Water is Key for Anti-Aging," Dr. Sinatra lists these reasons water is essential:
- Protects cardiovascular health
- Is linked to pain relief
- Keeps the brain in top working condition
- Promotes detoxification
- Facilitates weight loss
While health experts say it's not necessarily true that drinking water will make your skin more supple, it IS true that the outermost layer of your skin may feel rough if it doesn't contain enough water.
And with all the facts pointing to the importance of water in anti-aging, I think we have good enough reason to make drinking H20 a more prominent part of our lives.
I'm participating in "31 Days: A Writing Challenge," in which I 'll be blogging on the subject of Gracefully Aging every day during the month of October. Click the button below for more information and links to each post as they become available!