We use it everyday. We drink it, bath in it, wash with it – there’s no end to the things we use water for, but how many of us ever really think of the health and beauty benefits it gives us? Here’s ten benefits of water for your body, beauty and health, and consequently, ten reasons to love water.
Reason 1: Get Shiny Hair
It’s true. Cold water will leave your hair shinier than ever, because the cold water constricts the cuticle layer of your hair, which makes it lie flatter. And that means the strands are smoother, making them more reflective, and for you that means, shiny hair.
Reason 2: Ocean Water Cleans, Repairs and Detangles Hair
While it is true that too much salt water is bad for your hair and will cause it to dry out, the ocean keeps quite a few marine species that clean, repair and detangle hair in their briny depths; for instance, sea kelp. Ok, ok, so ocean water doesn’t directly clean, repair or detangle your hair, but without it, the things that do wouldn’t be able to live.
Reason 3: Soft and Healthy Hair
Soft water equals soft hair – and less color fading! It also keeps your hair from getting frizzy, drying out, and becoming generally unhealthy and unmanageable.
Reason 4: Brightens Up Those Peepers
A splash of cold water causes that puffiness to go away, which means your eyes will be brighter and you will look less tired. Granted, a splash will only take away the puffiness temporarily, but it still works.
Reason 5: It Makes Your Skin Nicer
You might have heard of the bathhouses in Eastern Europe, in which people went to detox and firm their skin by sitting in a steamy room, then plunging in cold water. The steam opens up the pores while the cold water shocks the skin and tightens it, resulting in firmer, nicer-looking and healthier skin.
Reason 6: Get Rid of Those Wrinkles
Thirsty cells equal stronger lines. When your cells are hydrated well, wrinkles become less noticeable, and that means you look younger and feel better about your appearance overall.
Reason 7: A Healthy Glow
Expensive moisturizers and a rigid moisturizing routine can make your skin nice and soft, but drinking a lot of water will do wonders for your skin. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is a simple way to brighten up your complex and get noticeably nicer, more radiant skin. It can also help clear up your complexion in general, making you feel and look more beautiful. It can also help make cellulite less noticeable while slimming down your waist and tummy.
Reason 8: Get Toned
With water! Exercising in water will result in a harder workout, because water is approximately twelve times more resistant than air, which means you need to make a harder effort to do the same amount of work.
Reason 9: Relax
Water can help you relax and get rid of that anxiety. Studies have proved that natural sounds, especially sounds made by water like waves and running water, reduce anxiety.
Reason 10: Water Improves Your Sleep
Remember how we just talked about water being relaxing? Well, soaking in a nice, hot bath can de-stress you, which means you will relax in bed, sleep deeper, and get more restful sleep, as a Loughbough University study found.
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