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The Importance of Hydration

Many Americans spend thousands of dollars each year on an endless assortment of beauty products promising impressive results with continued use. Unfortunately, many individuals overlook a great resource that can do just that for far less money. Water. That’s right, we said water. You may not consider water to be a beauty enhancer, but this essential resource will not only improve your appearance, but it will also improve your overall health and well-being, too. Here, we cover a few of the benefits of adequate hydration.

Improves energy. You may have noticed that if you allow yourself to become dehydrated, your energy levels suffer and you become lethargic. Dehydration causes athletes to experience not only energy loss but also cramping, lack of endurance and a reduction in strength. Dehydration can affect an individual’s performance for days.

Softens the skin. If you are well hydrated, water will move through and flush out all the membranes of your body. This means that your largest organ, your skin, will stay toned and well hydrated, also. Hydration causes the texture of the skin to soften and resist the natural aging process to some degree. While it won’t work miracles, it can certainly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent future wrinkles from occurring.

Improves dark circles. Many believe that dark circles under the eyes are the inevitable result of aging. However, the truth is that one of the main causes of dark circles, other than a simple lack of sleep, is improper nutrition and dehydration. Staying well hydrated and eating a balanced diet will go a long way toward reducing the unwanted appearance of dark circles.

Helps with weight loss. As adults, we often fail to recognize the signs of thirst and simply assume they are hunger pains. Water helps to naturally suppress our appetite while also increasing the body’s ability to metabolize stored fat.

Don’t forget to hydrate inside and out. That means drinking water throughout the day and moisturizing regularly. Water can only do so much to turn back the hands of time, however. If you are interested in one of our treatments or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please find us online at Lecada or call us at 813-874-2332.



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