How To Make Drinking Water An Experience
We need to bring this daily necessity to an entirely new, more exciting level.
There are countless articles out there constantly drilling us with the many benefits of water, telling us how much to drink and how often we should drink it. Indeed, all of water’s benefits are enticing, but wouldn’t we be more likely to drink up if the process itself was more of an experience? It’s time we get enthusiastic about how we drink our water and what we add to it. We need to bring this daily necessity to an entirely new, more exciting level.
First, let me give you the facts. As you probably know, water is good for you. It aids in digestion, circulation and the flushing out of toxins. Water maintains your bodily fluids and keeps your body temperature normal. It also assists in absorption, saliva production and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. Water maintains the kidneys, lubricates the joints and protects the spinal cord. Needless to say, water is a pretty powerful and important substance.
The combination of a healthy moisturizer and good water intake can help keep your skin hydrated, making it pliable, better able to perform, less susceptible to oil buildup, and more resilient to the appearance of wrinkles.
As an aesthetician, it’s also important that I point out water’s positive impact on your skin’s health. Skin is the body’s largest organ, and skin cells are made of mostly water. If skin is dehydrated, its pores become rigid which triggers a change in oil production, ultimately resulting in breakouts. In addition, skin dehydration affects your skin’s collagen production, causing your skin to appear dull and flakey, creating a perfect breeding ground for unwanted wrinkles. The combination of a healthy moisturizer and good water intake can help keep your skin hydrated, making it pliable, better able to perform, less susceptible to oil buildup, and more resilient to the appearance of wrinkles.
To make drinking water more of a special event, we can infuse it with all kinds of natural flavors: strawberry, mint & lemon, blueberries & basil, cherries & vanilla, even apples & cinnamon.
Now let’s move on to the juicy stuff. On its own, water doesn’t really taste like much; that very well may be why we so easily and so often forget to drink it. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix. To make drinking water more of a special event, we can infuse it with all kinds of natural flavors: strawberry, mint & lemon, blueberries & basil, cherries & vanilla, even apples & cinnamon. Not only are these combinations endless, but they are also so good for you. By drinking infused water, we can simultaneously benefit from the vitamins, fiber, anti-oxidants and minerals that fruit, herbs and even spices provide. For example, cucumbers, a common water infuser, are especially high in silica, which calms skin irritations. These infusions can make both our taste buds and our bodies look and feel better.
Prodyne is a company that makes a great Fruit Infusion Pitcher.
Does all this sound appetizing? Here’s an easy way to start. Prodyne is a company that makes a great Fruit Infusion Pitcher. They make it simple and easy for us to both drink and serve tasty water. On top of that, with its transparent body, the pitcher’s aesthetic is guaranteed to be vibrant and colorful.
With all of these options at your fingertips you might be inclined to ask, where do I start? What do I add? Have no fear. Allow me to refer you to book Fruit Infused Water, 50 Quick & Easy Recipes, book by Elle Garner. Her book offers easy inspiration for your own fruit-filled concoctions. One personal favorite is the combination Tangerine, mint and cantaloupe.
Earthlust is one company that makes beautiful, must-have, environmentally friendly bottles.
Finally, while we are making our water so tasty, let’s not forget about the importance of having a good water bottle. Earthlust is one company that makes beautiful, must-have, environmentally friendly bottles. Earthlust water bottles are made of recyclable stainless steal and are decorated by different nature-inspired themes. They let you drink in style while experiencing the flavors of your newly infused water. My birdcage water bottle never ceases to make me feel special in spin class.
So, BWB readers, let me leave you with this: Drink up in style and with flavor. I hope I have inspired a new passion for drinking water and I hope these fun ideas help!
Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, working with some of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Choosing to change gears and express herself through her love of writing, she is now a freelance writer and beauty editor. Vanessa also may be found on Facebook and Instagram, sharing her knowledge of skincare products, advice, and the quest for glowing skin.