Thank you to PUR® for sponsoring this post and giving me the opportunity to try out the PUR Advanced faucet filtration system!
My homemade face scrub recipes bring in tens of thousands of people to my blog, every month. I love that so many people are eager to discover natural ways to cleanse, scrub and hydrate facial skin! I also appreciate that people are saving money, using environmentally-friendly products in their home, and are experiencing healthier skin as a result of using these recipes.
In addition to choosing products to put on the skin, it is important to treat your skin well from the inside, which means eating a clean eating diet, and drinking an adequate amount of water.
Here are a few reasons why drinking water is great for your complexion.
4 Reasons Drinking Water is Great for your Complexion
A study conducted in 2006 showed that increasing natural mineral water in individuals with dry skin showed improved skin moisture (source).
Makes Skin Softer and Smoother
The same study showed 80 subjects with dry skin experienced improvements in softness and smoothness of the skin, when their water intake was increased.
Make Wrinkles Look Smaller
While no studies have proven that water intake reduces wrinkles, adequate water intake does make the skin more elastic, resilient and plump, which may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make pores look smaller (source).
There are several reasons why having an adequate daily intake of water helps prevent blemishes. Well hydrated skin may decrease concentrated amounts of oil on the skin, keeping a balance of oil and water, which can reduce breakouts and blemishes (source).
Having the recommended daily intake of water is a daily priority of mine.
However, not all water is created equally. As we’ve seen in Flint, Michigan, some tap water is unsafe to drink. I have a 6 and 1-year-old, and providing them, and myself, with safe drinking water is a priority of mine. I choose not to buy bottled water, because of the devastating affect that plastic bottles has on the environment, and instead choose to get safe drinking water through my PUR Advanced faucet filtration system.
I love having the PUR system in my home, because I feel safe giving my children tap water, knowing that PUR faucet filters reduce over 70 contaminants, including 99% of lead, 96% of mercury and 92% of other pesticides. It leaves behind a crisp, refreshing taste.
There is a long path from your water source, to the treatment center, to your home. Those pipes could be decaying and filling your tap water with contaminants. To find out where your tap water comes from, and what contaminants may be present, visit KnowYourWater.com.
Tips for Drinking More Water
The New Year is a great time to start new healthy habits, such as increasing your intake of filtered water. I love sipping on icy cold water, all day long, but I know that doesn’t come naturally for many people. I have several friends who rarely drink water because they find it boring, or hard to drink. For those who don’t love sipping on pure water throughout the day, here are some alternative ways to get your daily dose of water.
– Drink a cup or two of coffee in the morning
– Drink a cup or two of herbal tea in the morning and/or afternoon
– Make a homemade bone broth, and drink it for immune support
– Add fresh produce to water, to infuse it with flavor: lemons, strawberries, cucumbers, mint, oranges, peaches, limes, cantaloupe or watermelon are all great.
To eliminate contaminants from your drinking water, and make an environmentally-friendly decision to use filtered tap water, instead of bottled water, pick up your PUR faucet filtration system. You can find it at any major retailer, such as Walmart and Target, or online at Amazon and PUR.com.
Is drinking more water one of your New Year’s resolutions?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PUR.