Benefits of Drinking Pure Filtered Water For Clear & Glowing Skin
We’ve all heard how important water is to our health and the benefits of drinking pure water for clear, glowing skin but did you ever stop to think (or test!) what’s in your water?
I was doing a little research to prep for an upcoming podcast episode with Melissa Gallico, author of the Hidden Cause of Acne, and was reminded, yet again, of the importance of CLEAN water.
Clean as in devoid of the various toxic crap you’ll find in tap water such as:
VOCs (Volatile organic compounds)
I don’t know about you but none of that stuff sounds like a good idea to have in my water (or in my body).
A few years back my naturopath insisted that I get my well water tested — she suspected there might be something in there burdening my system (my liver and gut sprcifically) and she was right.
Even though my well water is waaaay better than the city water, we still found traces of unwanted naturally occurring chemicals.
I’ve been filtering my water ever since. (I use Santevia’s Gravity Water System. It’s afforable, has a fluoride filter and boosts pH and alkalinity to make mineralized alkaline water. More on this filter below…)
As a reminder, here are the benefits of drinking pure, filtered water:
1. Improves Skin Tone & complexion
2. Skin feels more hydrated
3. Prevents premature aging
4. Increase elasticity in the skin
5. Flush out toxins
6. Maintains pH Balance
7. Promotes healthy gut
8. Supports digestion + detoxification
9. Electrolyte balance
10. Nutrient + oxygen transportation
How Much Water Do You Actually Need to Drink to Be Properly Hydrated Within?
A simple way to calculate this is to divide your weight in half and drink that amount in ounces. In other words, if you weigh 140 pounds, you’ll want to drink around 70 ounces(about 8 cups) of water each day.
If you’re not a big water person, try adding sliced cucumbers, berries, mint or basil (or any fresh herb that appeals to you), lemon, lime, orange…just make sure you have washed the fruits properly and that they are organic other you’ll have pesticides or herbicides in your water which defeats the purpose.
You can also hydrate through water-rich foods such as watermelon, fresh lettuce, peaches, cucumber…
As you add more water to your daily life, make sure that you don’t cancel it’s benefits by drinking too much coffee or alcohol which dehydrates the skin.
PS: A lot of my clients ask me if a water filter is necessary, the answer is yes. Well water can contain contaminants, and don’t get me started on disgusting city water filled with other people’s drugs that aren’t properly filtered and the disgusting chemicals they sue to “purify” the water. Save yourself the toxins, get a good water filter.
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Berkey Water Filter
This is the one I have at home (size is Big Berkey which is great for 2 to 4 people) and I’m super happy with it. I used to have a SANTEVIA and the Berkey filter is a HUGE upgrade.
POWERFUL PURIFICATION- Berkey systems equipped with Black Berkey Purification Elements purify water—not just filter it—by addressing over 200+ contaminants in tap water or raw, untreated freshwater sources like ponds, rivers and streams.
SANTEVIA Gravity Water System
My second choice after the Berkey. I had a Santevia for 2 years and thought it did a good job but I’m not a fan of the plastic. Make sure you leave your Santevia in the shade, not in the sun.
The Gravity Water System is crafted for performance, giving you and your family the best level of filtration paired with an incredible taste. By using an award-winning multi-stage filtration process, Santevia’s Gravity Water System creates clean, mineralized alkaline water for a thirsty household. Ideal for families who want a long-term, sustainable water system for healthy living.
- Boosts pH and alkalinity to make mineralized alkaline water
- Infuses water with calcium, magnesium and other healthy minerals
- Water tastes smooth and fresh, like it’s from a pristine mountain spring
- Features an award-winning, multi-stage, long-contact filtration process
- Reduces chlorine, fluoride, lead, microplastics, herbicides and other harmful contaminants
- Replaces 2,920 plastic bottles of water for every year in use
I haven’t personally tried the Waterwise but it came recommended if on a budget so adding it here.
The Waterwise 4000 is so compact and versatile that it’s widely used—with excellent results—by people around the world. You, too, can have a supply of fresh homemade distilled water no matter where you are. Since it requires no installation or hookups, the 4000 is an everywhere solution. Simply fill the stainless steel boiler with tap water, press the start button, and soon you will enjoy the most deliciously pure and refreshing water you’ve ever had.
- Produces 1 gallon of 100% steam distilled water in 4 hours (up to 6 gpd)
- Automatic shutoff after each 1-gallon cycle
- Compact for storage and portability
- Stainless steel boiler
- Borosilicate glass collector/storage bottle.
- 800 watts of power, fits standard outlet
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