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Water: a simply vital need

You may not realize it, but you are mostly water. Water constitutes 51% of women's, 61% of men's, 75% of newborns' body weight.
The older we grow, the less water our body contains and can retain... That's partly why we get wrinkles and why our skin looses its youthful texture and appearance. However, some daily discipline may prevent some of the aging processes inside our bodies and in our skin!

What are the signs of dehydration?

You are more likely to become dehydrated during cold or hot weather, in summer or in winter, during physical activity, and even when traveling on an airplane. Since our brain is 75% water, it is understandable that early symptoms of dehydration include decreased energy or fatigue, headaches and dizziness. Reducing water in the body as little as 5% can result in as much as a 20-30% drop in your physical performance, 10% reduction can make you sick, 20% can mean death. Other symptoms of lack of water are:
  • dry lips, mouth, skin
  • nausea
  • dark-colored urine or infrequent urination
  • constipation
  • increased body temperature or labored breathing.

Water and anti-aging therapy

Now that you know water is the body's most important nutrient, you can understand the absolute need of hydrating your body from within. By drinking pure water daily, you actively fight against the aging process. But never forget that you also need to hydrate and nourish your skin from without. By applying facial and body moisturizers every day, you help your skin to retain the vital water and keep its suppleness and vitality. A dry skin will age faster than a normal skin. Given that most of us live in very dry environments (air-conditioned or heated), our skin suffers a lot and looses plenty of water every day, even if you don't notice it. You can actually experience it when your skin feels tight or even slightly painful.

If you want to go further ... read part 2