Water and skin
Water is the most valuable natural resource. It is necessary for the vital activity of all living organisms. Our body is 75% water, and our brain matter is as much as 85%. Therefore, the quality and quantity of moisture used cannot but affect our health. Scientists attribute most diseases to the lack or poor quality of water consumed. Negative effects for different organs accumulate gradually. The condition of the skin will demonstrate the impact of water on the body. And it does not matter how it was used: for drinking or washing.
Drink or not drink
Everybody is familiar with the statement that for health reasons you need to consume a certain amount of clean water per day. In different versions, the required volume varies from 1.5 to 2.5 liters. Now, this council is highly controversial in popular and scientific circles, and scientists from Great Britain even conducted an independent experiment. During 2 months, two groups of subjects drank 1500 ml of water: the first - simple, the second - mineral. The result showed an improvement in skin condition by 19 and 23% respectively, but further research did not give half the result, so the water, as an absolute panacea for the skin, lost its position.
The secret of the positive effect of daily consumption of a certain amount of water can be explained by the fact that it will displace from the diet more harmful to health usual drinks (coffee, sweet sodas). It is unreasonable to force yourself to drink any of these norms. For a number of kidney diseases, drinking too much can cause health problems.
An adequate solution is usually between opposing views. The first says that water must be drunk at least 2 liters, and the second - to be guided by the individual feelings of his body, which will tell you when and how much to drink.
Quench your thirst should be water at room temperature. Our body is not able to absorb the iced liquid from the refrigerator and will spend time and energy to warm it, so thirst-quenching will not come immediately
The adherents of the middle theory against obligatory liters of water. At the same time, they do not advise waiting for a clear thirst to drink, which indicates that the dehydration process has already begun. The daily rhythm of life contributes to ignoring the satisfaction of body needs. In the hustle and bustle of work, the sensations dulled and there is no time to analyze the inner signals.
To provide the necessary portion of water there is a special formula - the weight of a person multiplied by 30. For example, 65x30=1950. So, you need to drink a little less than 2 liters of liquid per day. This volume does not include other drinks. Juice, kefir, or yogurt are caloric, which means they belong to full-fledged food products.
It is optimal to consume about 200 ml of neutral temperature water at a time. Drink it in small sips, not in volleys half an hour before or an hour after a meal. Water-soaked immediately after a meal will dilute the concentration of gastric juice and lead to disruption of the digestive process. In hot weather or during sports, you should replenish the water without waiting for your mouth to dry and your eyes to get dark.
How does your skin react to poor-quality water?
Our skin consists of an upper protective epidermis and lower dermis, which must be firm and supple. It depends on the amount of moisture in the body. In normal conditions, the intercellular substance is 80% water. To determine whether there is a lack of moisture, you can perform a quick test by pinching yourself on the back of the palm. If your skin has been regenerated for longer than 1 second, it's time to drink a glass of clean water. When dehydrated, the skin loses its healthy elasticity and premature wrinkles begin to appear.
The skin clearly complains about the bad water we drink and use for personal hygiene. This is especially true for tap water. Despite modern methods of purification, in our country disinfection is carried out with chlorine-containing preparations, which not only destroy the pathogenic microflora but also leave behind harmful concentrations.
Chlorine is harmful not only for skin and hair. Statistics from Japan, where chlorination of water is completely gone. Life expectancy has increased by 10 years, and the number of visits to hospitals has decreased by more than half.
From chlorinated water, the skin begins to flake, allergies, irritations, rashes, pigment spots, and increased expression wrinkles. Using purified or purchased water for drinking and cooking, we rarely spend money on buying washing water. However, doctors recommend using filtered water even for brushing your teeth.
Even if you completely exclude drinking untreated water, just an hour swimming in the pool, or taking a bath, the skin will absorb as many harmful compounds as if a person drank 10 liters of chlorinated water.
Despite individual cases of switching to other water treatment methods, these chlorine preparations will remain the main disinfectant in the next 20-30 years. They continue to be used in the US and UK, although their high carcinogenicity has already been proven.
It is not just chlorine that has a negative effect on the skin. Dozens of substances have been dissolved in untreated water. For example, the problem of hardness salts is deposited on the walls of dishes, heating batteries, and our bodies. Increased concentrations of calcium and magnesium provoke dermatitis. Oily skin is more protected against them, and owners of dry and sensitive skin immediately feel tightened and uncomfortable even after washing. They try to escape with moisturizing cosmetics that do not solve the problem but only remove the discomfort. Creams and tonics just can't penetrate deep enough to compensate for the lack of moisture.
The problem of chlorination and hardness is solved by water filters. Purchasing such systems is economically viable. Pure water improves the quality of life in many ways: health improves, household appliances last longer, there is no plaque or divorce on dishes, clothes, and sanitary ware.
You can't keep filtered water out. Without chlorine impurities, it again becomes the ideal medium for microbial growth. That's why you can't leave the filter slugs filled for more than 24 hours.
Plumbing, melt, or mineral - which water to choose?
Tap water in its original form has been sorted out - without preparation it is recommended to use it neither for drinking nor for washing. After filtering it becomes quite suitable for any purpose, but in search of a better alternative to the beauty and beauticians have tried many other types.
One of the most accessible is rain or melt, depending on the season. Its main advantage is its natural softness. It is believed that water obtained by melting snow has the properties of a biostimulator, and its molecular structure is similar to water in the body cells, so it easily penetrates into tissues and activates metabolic processes.
Some models and actresses use only mineral water for washing and washing their hair. It contains many beneficial substances that have a beneficial effect on the skin. It is an excellent and affordable nourishing and regenerating product. It is better to use water gathered directly from the spring. In the shop, you should choose a non-carbonated look or let the bubbles out of the bottle completely. Optimal salt content up to 500 mg/l. In summer, water can be collected in bottles with a sprayer and moisturize the skin. Microscopic sprays refresh, moisturize, and provide a micro-massage. Seawater is as useful as mineral water. It actively nourishes, soothes, and treats rashes and redness. It can be frozen and used for contrast rubbing the face.
Skin is a kind of indicator of the general state of the body. Any health problems, stress, or poor nutrition cause deterioration of the skin. Using good water for drinking and washing will maintain its natural elasticity and beauty.