Okay, so this isn’t going to be anything new to you. But it’s a gentle reminder.
For better skin (and lots of other stuff too), DRINK MORE WATER!
See? That’s nothing new. We all know that. But sometimes we just forget and we start to blame other things.
When I was a kid, I did not like TEA. (Okay, if I’m being honest, I still don’t really like it.) But in the south, iced tea is the ONLY drink there is and that’s what we had every night at our family dinner table.
I distinctly remember the moment I announced that I did not like iced tea.
I can still see that moment – our house in Alabama, our table, my mom, dad and brother sitting around it, and our lovely 70’s dishes. I’m sure no one else remembers that moment, but I do. Mom responded simply by getting me a glass a water and from then on, I had water. It became common place that when we were dinner guests in other homes or at church functions, at some point everyone in my family probably said, “Oh, Ginger doesn’t like tea. She’ll have water.” So I drank A LOT of water growing up. (I know many 70’s homes had Kool-aid often, but we weren’t a Kool-aid family!)
Fast forward to my pre-teen and teen years when I would often get comments about my skin. I mean, strangers would stop me and comment on my skin! That’s very kind but quite strange for an awkward adolescent who is feeling self-conscious about everything. I remember Mom often told me (and sometimes them) that it was mostly because I drank a lot of water. And I always remembered that.
Fast forward again and as an adult you start enjoying soda, coffee, and other beverages that take the place of water and before you know it, you’ve gone days without a glass a water. Not good! Not to mention ALL the other health benefits to your body that you’re missing.
So if you’re having skin problems and you’ve done everything you’ve can, just try drinking water every day and I know you’ll see a difference. But don’t expect it to happen overnight. Be patient and don’t give up. You’ve got to get it in your system and give it time to penetrate your skin. Out with that old skin and in with the new!