Drinking plenty of water is extremely important, since between 50 % – 70 % of our body mass is composed of water, including skin, tissues, cells and organs1. When dehydration occurs, the body does not have enough water for its basic vital functions.
Symptoms of mild to moderate dehydrationmay include2:
- Increased thirst with dry mouth
- Unusual feelings of fatigue or sleepiness
- Decrease or lack in urine output
- Dry skin
Symptoms of severe dehydration may include2:
- Lightheadedness – that stops you from standing or walking normally
- Drop in blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
- Poor skin elasticity
- Lethargy and/or confusion
- Actually passing out or blacking out
- Swollen hands, feet and legs
Our bodies lose water daily through perspiration, breathing and the entire digestive process. We naturally replenish these losses through the consumption of food and beverages, but depending on individual diets, may not hydrate enough. The Institute of Medicine advises men to drink 3 litres of water per day and for women, 2.2 litres.
During the summer months, we tend to perspire more and lose even more water. That means the skin is working harder and we need to replenish the body’s largest organ by drinking more water. Water not only keeps our skin hydrated but can also help skin stay soft and supple. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
Drinking enough water can help increase our metabolic rate, helping to improve the digestive system’s ability to flush toxins out of the body. Water will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin so it’s important to hydrate the skin on the outside as well. That’s where a great facial moisturiser like TRUE elements®Nourishing Face Cream (# 2044) may help. The Nourishing Face Cream contains hyaluronic acid, which can help to reinforce the skins natural process of storing moisture. Hyaluronic acid is believed to hold 1,000 times its own weight in water, thus attracting water to the skin and helping store it there.
So we can see that staying hydrated is good for our overall health! Make sure you stay hydrated, even when out and about, with the PiMag® Water Bottle (#1375). The PiMag® Water Bottle is refillable and contains a filter that helps purify tap water. The PiMag® Water Bottle is reusable – so you are also doing your bit for the environment. The bottle is BPA free and fully biodegradable, meaning it will break down into natural biomass that contributes to the soils nutrients.
– The PiMag®Water Bottle Filter (#1376) is recommended to be changed every 3 months.
– Product codes are quoted in brackets.