How drinking 3 litres of water a day for a month could transform your face
Is this proof that hydration is the ultimate anti-ager? Can 3 litres of water a day really make you look 10 years younger?
Sarah Smith, the subject of a Daily Mail experiment last year which has been republished on Natural Cures, is causing a stir in the beauty-sphere. Why? Because by drinking 3 litres of water a day for a month she managed to totally transform her looks.
Starting off with dark shadows, dull skin and line formations the 42-year-old mother of two documented her physical changes week by week changing nothing in her daily routine bar upping her water intake.
After week 1 of drinking just over 5 pints a day Sarah reported experiencing livelier bowels and improved flexibility yet an outbreak of spots, presumably from the toxin flush.
After week 2, having dropped a pound, she said her lines looked less crepey and her complexion was clearer. Her usual headaches disappeared and her stomach was flatter while her hubby claimed her cellulite “vanished”. Woah.
After week 3, another pound lighter, Sarah’s dark circles practically disappeared and her eye bags became less dry but more elastic, while her concentration improved and appetite for snacks decreased.
At week 4, after losing yet another pound in weight her skin looked dewy, uniformly bright and wrinkle-free. She felt “fitter, leaner and healthier” inside and out. What’s not to love?
While the pictures speak for themselves, skin doctor Joshua Zeichner, M.D. told our sister site Cosmo US that “there is no convincing data that eight [or more] glasses per day of water truly improves skin texture and tone”. Could her makeover really be down to good lighting and makeup? “The before seems to be lit from above, accentuating wrinkles, while the after seems to be lit from in front, allowing light to fill in wrinkles and reflect off the skin” he said.
Still, dehydration can make your skin look drier and more lined. “It will look flat and show tiny, triangular fine lines” Dr Joe Cincotta, who works for anti-ageing authorities Time Bomb, told us, adding “with age, skin’s ability to hold water decreases and dehydration is common”. Wrinkles can be improved with proper hydration, plus moisture-retaining skincare products.
While we’ll remain realistic, we’re all for more water. After all, 3 litres (and not much more – be sensible!) is an easy addition to swallow whether you see big benefits or small.
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