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Hydration and Skin Health

Water is a fundamental component that sustains our overall well-being. Its importance goes beyond quenching our thirst and maintaining bodily functions – it has a profound impact on our skin health as well.

The Skin’s Quench for Hydration

Our body’s largest organ is the skin. We know it protects us on the outside. However, did you know the skin is the largest detox organ? When the body lacks proper hydration or is fed contaminant-laden water, the skin can become dry, tight, inflamed and flaky, leading to the premature formation and accentuation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Why Filtered Water Matters

While the importance of water is widely recognised, the quality of the water we consume can make a significant difference. Most tap water is laden with impurities, chemicals and potential contaminants. The accumulative effect over many years will tell the story in your skin discomfort. When you filter your own water, you know what contaminants are being removed. This can give you confidence when using your own filtered water throughout the home, you are enhancing the health of your skin.

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Benefits of Filtered Water for Skin Health

There are a range of benefits that can be achieved through the use of filtered water in the home.

Reduced Exposure to Toxins

There are two parts to this:

1) Filtered water efficiently eliminates many of the accumulated toxins in our body, reducing the workload on our skin. No more smelly armpits & feet!

2) By bathing in and consuming filtered water, we reduce the intake of impurities, chemicals, and potential contaminants that may be present in unfiltered water. This overall reduction in toxin exposure can lead to a clearer and healthier complexion.

Maintain Elasticity

Skin that is well-hydrated by filtered water (with reduced toxins) tends to have better elasticity and appears more youthful. Dehydrated skin can appear dull, saggy, and more prone to showing fine lines and wrinkles.

Even Complexion

Adequate water intake can contribute to a more even skin tone. Proper hydration helps maintain blood circulation, which supports an even distribution of nutrients and oxygen to the skin. A more sustained result can occur when using filtered water.

Minimised Irritation

Chlorine, often used to disinfect tap water, can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Filtered water that’s free of chlorine can help maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance and prevent discomfort. Not to mention itchy, red eyes after the shower!

Enhanced Nutrient Absorption

Filtered water will be devoid of some of the impurities that interfere with nutrient absorption. Proper nutrient intake is vital for skin health. When consuming filtered water, there is an increased chance of absorption of the necessary nutrients, and water-soluble vitamins.

Supporting pH Balance of the Skin

Tap water is often too acidic, disrupting the skin’s natural pH balance and making it more susceptible to issues like acne and inflammation. Drinking filtered water, which is pH balanced, helps keep the skin’s acid mantle intact.

Reduced Risk of Breakouts

Filtered water can contribute to minimising the occurrence of breakouts by reducing potential triggers like heavy metals and pollutants that could clog pores and lead to acne.

Reduced Redness & Inflammation

Many contaminants in unfiltered water, combined with unhealthy lifestyle, will increase inflammation. By showering in and drinking filtered water, these contaminants are reduced. When redness and skin irritation reduces, self-esteem increases and better lifestyle choices become easier.

Reduction of Puffiness

When the body is dehydrated, puffiness, or water retention, occurs. Staying hydrated can help reduce the appearance of puffiness and under-eye bags, as water retention is minimised when the body is properly hydrated. Filtered water may also reduce the dark circles around the eyes, when related to toxin load in the body.

Baby’s Skin

Our newborns’ skin is not meant to be exposed to impurities, chemicals and potential contaminants found in most tap water. Starting your baby’s life off on a strong foot by bathing and supplementing with filtered water may reduce the incidence of nappy rash and infantile eczema. What a gift as a parent!

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Tips for Incorporating Filtered Water into Your Household Routine

Incorporating filtered water in your household routine doesn’t need to be difficult. We have outlined some simple strategies you can implement relatively easily.

Invest in a Quality Water Filter

Choose a reliable water filtration system that suits your needs and effectively removes contaminants.

Remain Consistently Hydrated

Aim for a daily intake of 8 glasses (about 2 litres) of filtered water to maintain optimal hydration levels. It’s generally recommended to listen to your body’s signals of thirst and to aim for a balanced intake of fluids throughout the day.

Bathing & Showering

Have a filter attached to your home. Use chemical-free soap, shampoo and conditioner in the shower.

Combine External and Internal Hydration

Support your filtered water usage with a quality skin cleanser, moisturiser and conditioner.

Be Mindful of Eating Lifestyle

Remember that while water intake is important, it’s not the sole factor affecting skin health. A well-balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, along with a proper skincare routine tailored to your skin type, also contribute to healthy skin. When hungry, drink a glass of filtered water first…then eat if still hungry.

Other Lifestyle Factors

Additionally, other lifestyle factors such as sun protection, regular exercise and sufficient sleep compliment the daily use of home-filtered water in maintaining overall skin health.

Final Thoughts

When we link the profound relationship of water quality with skin health, we can be inspired to make informed choices around the water quality we expose our skin to. Prioritising hydration through filtered water can contribute immensely to personal vibrancy and skin health. By acknowledging the role that quality water plays in nourishing our body’s largest detox organ, we can embrace the path towards achieving radiant skin that reflects our overall well-being.

If you have specific skin concerns or medical conditions, it’s advisable to consult a dermatologist or healthcare professional for personalised guidance.