My Beauty Secret – Drinking Water

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Wanna to have a healthy looking skin? Drink more water.

I believe many of you may not realize that drinking water is one of the best beauty regimen for a healthy skin.

Whenever my friend or colleague asks for beauty tips, I will often advise them to drink more water. Why? Simple. When your body is dehydrated, so do your skin too. So when your skin is dehydrated, it will start to look dry, wrinkled and dull. Although many of you may think that having a good moisturizer will be sufficient but keeping hydration inside and outside are equally important. Without an adequate water supply, the skin cells disintegrate. Structures that support skin become stiff and lose flexibility. The skin layers become thin and flat.

Water Loss

Water is also the most important factor in an anti aging program. As we age, we lose the ability to hold on to water. And also free radicals which ultimately damage the cell membrane, will cause to lose water too.

My Healthy Habits

To keep that healthy water level available to all my cells, I drink six to eight glasses of water a day. That includes water in food, especially from fruits and vegetables, and other beverages, like milk and yoghurt drink.

I also make it a habit to drink a glass of water first thing in the morning to help to detox my liver and to give my body a kickstart.

I always carry a bottle of water with me to quench my thirst as and when I feel like it. I refrain from drinking water after 10pm as it will cause water retention on my body and face.

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8 Comments on "My Beauty Secret – Drinking Water"

  1. Jo says:

    Hi

    I agree with u tat drinking water is important. But hor, despite drinking around 4 litres of water daily, it does not seem to help my skin.

    My skin is super dehydrated yet oily type. Plus sensitive, acne prone. using avene cream moisturer now but still no use. tat why face always red red. ARg

  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Jo,

    Red red? Funny, wonder if this is rosacea? Usually ppl with rosacea (like me) will also have sensitive skin.

    I believe your dehydrated yet oily skin is due to the layers of dead skin cells. Do you exfoliate your skin? Hope you are not using any products that inflame your skin which cause redness.

  3. Jo says:

    Hi Shirleen

    Truely hope mine is not rosacea. no, seldom exfoliate cause of my sensitive skin. i normally applied BB cream and moisturer when I go out but recently, i feel tat BB cream is too thick (like a liquid foundation)and sort of worsen my skin.

    Now I only put on Avene sunscreen and moisturer. Minimum things on face so face looks ugly

  4. Shirleen says:

    Hi Jo,

    Here’s my thought : Is your skin looking ugly mainly due to dehydration and oiliness? If yes, I strongly advise you to go for exfoliation. I do have ultra sensitive skin too but that doesn’t stop me from doing skin exfoliation. I will exfoliate my skin DAILY with Paula Choice’s 8% AHA Gel and occasionally go for salon Microdermabrasion treatment. If you do not remove the dead skin cells, the nutrients in the moisturizer will not be able to penetrate into the deeper layer of the skin. Hence, if you exfoliate your skin correctly, the dehydration and oiliness will definitely be reduced.

    For a better coverage without looking too ‘makeup’, you may want to try getting a ‘TINTED’ sunscreen / SPF moisturizer. Like you, I also dislike the thickness of the BB cream or foundation and have recently wearing just the Clarins tinted sunscreen and follow up with Bare Minerals loose powder (which contains natural sunscreen ingredients in it). So if I happen to spot some redness in the morning, what I will do is to pat a little of BB cream on the red spot only. In fact the tinted sunscreen helps to even up my skin tone without looking heavy. :-)

  5. Jo says:

    Hi Shirleen

    Really appreciate ur replies and sharing wat u know.

    I used to go for facial until a friend told me tat facial is not recommended cause face will be too pampered and will worsen if not go. My facialist ever commented before facial is imporant cause it will scrub all dead cells in order for better absorption of the creams. Else, no matter wat creams one apply also no use.

    I blame my laziness for my bad skin too. Last time used to do asprine masks but stop using when i see no results.

    I will deem my face as ugly cause of its acne, scars and redness. Because I cannot use makeup to cover it, it really looks bad. Argg. Tried using mineral make up, is ok but not much coverage. Since not much coverage, i din not put so tat skin can breath more.

  6. Jo says:

    Oh yeah, can i know whether U use toner and make up remover?

    Me using Kose oil for remover but no toner. My facialist used to say toner is important. Do u agree?

  7. Shirleen says:

    Hi Jo,

    Hee hee…. I personally do not believe in facial too and haven’t been going for a long long time. I prefer to pamper my skin everyday at home instead. :-)

    Ya btw, dehydration will cause itchy and redness to the skin. If your skin do itch occasionally, you may want to concentrate on hydration treatment at home or salon.

    Yes, I do use toner. It is true that toner is important. It acts as a second step in the cleansing process. It helps to remove the dirt that the cleanser missed. But do not use toner with alcohol as it will irritate and dry up your skin and is BAD BAD for your skin.

  8. Jo says:

    Hi Shirleen

    Thanks thanks. will try to look for a good moisturer. Keep ur good good posts coming :)

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