Water - The key to beautiful skin & hair
Importance of water
Clean water is one of the most essential elements to good health. In order to maintain a healthy body with beautiful skin and hair it is vital to have access to contaminant-free water. There is not a single element that is more important for our bodies than water is! Water is widely involved and essential for every cell that makes up our body.
Getting your daily requirement of water helps your organs function and keeps your skin clear and hydrated. Water supports the body’s digestion and eliminates many toxins we are faced with on a daily basis. Often times our body’s need for water is frequently overlooked as we do not realize the importance of clean water for the human body. Water that we consume and bathe in need to be carefully purified to protect us from the harmful contaminants found in water.
Effects of purified drinking water on the skin
Have you ever noticed when you haven’t had water for a few hours your skin becomes dull and feels dry? Skin is the biggest organ of the body and is mostly made up of water which serves to keep skin smooth, elastic and wrinkle free. Even losing two percent of the body’s water volume in a day can lead to mild dehydration problems. By drinking plenty of water your body will naturally flush out toxins, giving you a healthier glow. Drinking purified water keeps your skin clean and hydrated, encouraging clear and fresh skin. How much water? It is recommended to drink eight cups a day or one cup for every 20 pounds of body weight. If you exercise regularly, it is recommended to drink even more water to replenish the water lost during the workout. You can determine if you are drinking enough water by the color of your urine. If your urine is dark yellow then it is a sign that your body is dehydrated and you should increase your water intake. Pale yellow or colorless urine is a good sign of hydration, keep it up!
Not only is the quantity of water important, but so is the quality. Water that is contaminated may actually add to the toxicity levels in your body because of the various contaminants found in water sources. Numerous types of contaminants are leached into our water from pipes, pesticides, acid rain, toxic waste dumping, etc. Installing a quality reverse osmosis drinking water system is a great way to remove up to 99% of all of the contaminants in the water. Reverse osmosis is a water filtration system designed to produce bottled quality drinking water right at your home. Drinking purified water will allow your body to hydrate itself and focus on flushing out toxins stored in the body, without having to worry about adding in any additional toxins from the water.
Chlorine’s effect on our hair and skin
In order to keep hair and skin in beautiful hydrated condition, it is also important to drink lots of purified water. Your skin is made up of 70% water meaning your skin's health and appearance may very well be a reflection of the quality and quantity of water you drink and bathe in. Hair is made up of 5% water and has 95% protein, and chemicals like chlorine can damage and breakdown proteins - think split ends. Therefore in addition to drinking more purified water, it is also important to bathe and shower in water that is filtered because chlorine can be readily absorbed through the skin and inhaled through the lungs. In fact, the amount of chlorine exposure from a single shower can be many times greater than that gained from a day's supply of drinking unfiltered tap water.
Chlorine is used to kill germs and bacteria in the public water supply and is found in the majority of city water homes. Chlorine can cause negative effects on both our hair and skin. Chlorine strips the natural protective oils from the skin and hair, causing excess drying and frizz. Dry hair can be coarse, static and prone to tangles and breakage. Dry skin can lead to blemishes and the development of wrinkles. In order to prevent chlorine from damaging your appearance, it would be a good idea to install a whole house carbon water filter to remove chlorine from your entire home. This home water filter will also effectively remove a wide range of chemical and organic contaminants to deliver spa-quality healthier water to every faucet in the home for softer skin, smoother hair and healthier lungs.
The human body is made up of about 60% water meaning we are what we drink. Achieving beautiful skin and hair requires clean water, and in today's world clean water does not come naturally. By installing a whole house water filter system, you will be able to protect your health and appearance for many years to come and that is a beautiful thing!