When I was younger I can remember reaching for a soda and my mother saying “Have some water it’s better for you.” As I sighed and put the soda down I wondered what’s so great about water. It has no caffeine, no sweet flavor and no fizz or bubbles for my own visual amusement. Now as an adult I can tell you my mother was right and water tastes even better now than it ever did. As a teenager I developed the curse of acne so soda became my vice that I later paid the price for.
I would get white heads galore sometimes two or 3 piled on top of each other it was an eyesore let alone embarrassing; having fair skin didn’t help.
Now at 25 I love water and my skin has come a long way because of it! I probably consume at least four 500 ml per day bottled water per day. Occasionally I’ll slip a vitamin water which contains about 180 calories but isn’t as sweet as soda or a artificially flavored juice. The ironic part about when I drink a soda, juice etc I have to almost immediately chase it with water or it’ll upset my stomach, weird right? I went online and did some research about water and how and why it affects our skin.
The human body contains 55- 78% water depending on your body size and water covers about 71% of the earths surface which means God is a fan of math :).
Naturally we excrete water each day from our bodies through sweating, feces and urination so we must replenish it daily to stay on an even keel. The best way to hydrate your skin according to the University of Wisconsin is to apply hydrating moisturizer within 2 minutes of leaving the shower or bath. There data shows that hydrating soon after bathing results in more absorption back into the skin which can help prevent wrinkles and dryness of the skin. Water gives life so give your life some water.
Genesis 1:9 (King James Version)
God spoke: “Separate!
Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place;
And there it was.
God named the land Earth.
He named the pooled water Ocean.
God saw that it was good.