For the longest time, we’ve heard the advice of drinking more water if we want to enjoy beautiful skin (and thriving hair) I’ll never forget that time when I purchased a super huge water bottle to make it easier to reach “celebrity water drinking levels.” That time in my life was magical because I noticed a real difference just from adding one habit.
Even though we know the benefits of upping our water intake, it’s nice to see real-life examples of how our bodies respond to adequate hydration. Today, I bring you a wonderful story of a young lady who challenged herself to drink at least 2 litters a day and how she benefited thanks her valiant efforts.
Morgan’s experiment was short. Only a week. The rules were simple, drink the recommended 8 glasses of water. But instead of individual cups of water, she consumed two, 1-liter bottles of water a day.
Her journey is shared via a vlog diary. When you first click on the video, you might say to yourself, “she already has amazing skin…..this experiment is a flop.”
Can I challenge your thinking a little bit?
First of all…..Morgan admits that she “already drinks a lot of water in a day.” This leads me to believe part of the reason for her naturally pretty skin has to do with the habits that were already in place. Water is her primary beverage of choice which already works in her favor.
But, this time, she’s stepping things up by holding herself accountable to drink a specified amount of water on a regular basis. And, if you pay close attention, she begins to highlight noticeable differences early on in the experiment. Drinking 2 liters of water a day stimulated the detox process via more frequent trips to the restroom. The fact that she’s noticing these changes, just a couple of days into the process leads me to believe that she doesn’t drink as much water as she thought. Let this be a lesson to us that, unless we measure our activities, we don’t truly know the level of action we’re taking.
Even with her pretty skin, Morgan still suffered from areas of dryness. But once she got serious about her water intake, that went away. And yes, she too struggled with breakouts, but thanks to this experiment, she avoided having to deal with breakouts that were laying just beneath the surface of her skin.
One other interesting thing to note is Morgan is physically active. She’s a dancer and you know what that means…….it means that she’s benefiting from another activity that produces glowing skin….SWEATING! Four hours of dance practice means lots of sweating and increased circulation. No wonder why that girl’s skin glows.