I made it! The end of the 30 day water drinking challenge.
If you've been following along my journey, you will know that I struggled quite a bit with this challenge. As someone who used to drink 1 glass of water a day, drinking 8 seemed impossible. To be honest, this was a difficult challenge and I wouldn't say that I excelled. In fact, some days I completely failed. In saying that, I still did notice a change in my skin appearance and in my general health.
If you struggle to drink water, like I do, don't worry. Starting is the hardest part. Once you get started and your body begins to become more hydrated, you'll actually notice that it becomes easier to drink water. Your body will start craving water more. This increased thirst, will encourage you to drink more water. I found it was almost as if my body finally reach optimum hydration, where it could function as supposed to, and then any time my hydration levels were low my body would remind me to drink.
I did notice a lot of changes when I drank 6-8 glasses of water a day. I found I had less headaches and generally felt more alert and awake. Less groggy.
I noticed drastic changes in my skin also.
My skin was more elastic, more supple and generally felt less 'tight'.
I noticed improved skin tone. You can see in my previous post that my skin tone improved quite a bit between days 1-10. My skin tone was more even, my skin seemed brighter and clearer in appearance. Of course, I still had a few pimples, but this was mainly because my skin has been purging recently due to chemically exfoliating. Not to mention, hormonal breakouts during my period.
I noticed that my under eye area was lighter in colour and my eyes appeared less sunken.
The biggest change, and the reason I started all this in the first place, was my dry skin. It's gone! When I began this challenge, the areas around my mouth and over my nose we really dry, dehydrated and even flaking. No matter how many times I exfoliated, or applied face oils or creams, it was still dry.
The dry skin around my mouth completely disappeared after only 1 week of drinking more water.
The dry skin on my nose, took a little longer to clear up. However, by day 30 my nose skin is not dry, nor oily, simply normal skin. I notice it can become a bit drier on days where I drink less water.
- Drinking enough water does drastically impact your skin health and appearance (i.e. dryness, skin tone, elasticity)
- Drinking enough water gets easier the more you do it. Find out what your preferred drinking container is - a glass or bottle? It will encourage you to drink more.
- Hydrating skin products such as toners, creams and serums also help to reduce dehydrated and dry skin.
- If I can do it, you can definitely do it!
I hope this has helped you better understand the benefits of drinking water on your skin. Comment below your thoughts, struggles, tips and tricks!